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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Batch Release Supervisor in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Batch Release Supervisor in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at B&L for more than 10 years. I was able to move around within the company. Good company to work for. Good benefits. People are very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move to another position.

    Advice to Management

    Help your people grow and allow more cross functional movement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies I ever worked for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefit and Salaries were above the norm. There was a balance between work and home life. Opportunities were given to those who excel. B+L was very generous in giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Leaders were not always open about what was happening with the company in regards to the sale or going public.

    Advice to Management

    The company has been sold and new management is now taking over.

  3. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large, billion dollar company, with a small company feel

    Cons

    With the buyout looming, there was very little job security, and no one knew when or what would happen after it was finalized


  4. "Company bought out by a Canadian firm that is dismantling the company for the earnings. Brand purchase."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Until it was purchased it was a "Great" company.

    Cons

    The new owners are outsource "Kings" Totally dismantling a over 150 year old company without understanding how it works.

    Advice to Management

    What you are you are attempting to do won't work long term. If you are trying to just milk the earnings then continue, otherwise you are going to kill a great company.


  5. "Good place to work till Valeant purchesed us"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and work/life balance

    Cons

    Management does not seem to be quality driven.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and value employess again.


  6. "System Administrator at Bausch & Lomb"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company with plenty of income

    Cons

    Lots of confusion and disagreement between HQ in Rochester and branch locations

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with potential employees about actual job duties


  7. "Great while it lasted, let go after buyout by Valeant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people in Research and Development.

    Cons

    Too many management changes, lack of long term focused direction for R&D. Cut backs by Valeant will eventually end the B&L brand.

    Advice to Management

    I Don't care!

  8. "This company is a great company to start out in but not a place to stay long term."

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    Former Employee - Vision Care Territory Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Vision Care Territory Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training program. The perks at this company are awesome. Also they have a marketing department. The job itself is a good job and the accounts are usually friendly. OD's are very easy going doctors.

    Cons

    There is no stability from the top down in this company. There is minimal room for growth. Upper management fosters nepitisim. Extremely conservative company "with a good ol boys feel to it" Women, ethnic minorities, or gays need not apply to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Quit running this company like we are still in the 1950s


  9. "Great place to work until the sale"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, lots of flexibility, great people, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Sale of company to Valeant is going to destroy B+L legacy. Valeant can't handle running a company this size so they will just dismantle it.

    Advice to Management

    Think with your heads, not your wallets. People made this company, not management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great place to work before acquired by Valeant."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salary, big name in Eye Health, products help millions of people everyday. Commute is pretty easy from anywhere.

    Cons

    Not much internal development, managers are only worried about themselves instead of developing talent. Valeant takeover has killed morale and it is not a fun place to work at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ideas from your employees who actually do the work instead of the middle managers who only paper push.


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