Manager (Current Employee), Vaughan, ON – September 5, 2014
Since being acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the culture has dramatically changed. The parent company is focused on future acquisitions, talent, and assets. As such, it is a constant revolving door for existing employees. And those who stay, are constantly reacting and changing courses based on the latest thinking by management.
Pros: has climate control and decent benefits, my hourly pay is decent as well
Cons: short breaks, schedule changes according to production
You may or may not walk onto your line to find the components to keep your line productive, leading you to think out side the box and being productive with your time. I've learned how to run all lines and is highly competent. Management has a high turnover so planning is tough to figure out. The hardest part is trusting the coworkers to their job responsibility – more... as a team. The most enjoyable part of the job is to reach our goals for the shift. – less
Clinical Trial Material Assistant (Former Employee), Rochester NY – August 25, 2014
Pros: great place to work
Cons: being laid off after 35 years
I worked for Bausch & Lomb for 35 years, my overall work experience at B&L is very positive. I started in a entry level accouniting position and worked my way up to a management position. I am a very hard working an dedicated person who can interact well with my co-workers.
Manager (Current Employee), Bridgewater, NJ – May 5, 2014
Until it got acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
The work at Bausch & Lomb was challenging yet fun. The co-workers were very smart and pleasant to work with.
All this changed after Valeant acquired Bausch & Lomb. There is no job security anymore because Valeant's growth model is based on mergers and acquisitions as against investments in R&D. With – more... every new acquisitions, starts a series of layoffs. Valeant's working environment is full of stress and anxiety. – less
Project Lead & System Analyst (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – November 25, 2013
Pros: people, culture, products, benefits, company history
Cons: never going to be the same company it used to be
For 15 years I worked at Bausch + Lomb and enjoyed every year I was employed there. I was let go during the acquisition by Valeant and I'm currently looking for work. I have nothing but great things to say about my 15 years of service at Bausch + Lomb. I cannot speak to the current environment as I no longer work there.
Regulatory Operations Specialist (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – August 8, 2013
Pros: environment with high performance standards yet laid-back and fun group
Cons: mediocre benefits and bad management during the merger
Typical day at work was stressful at times yet productive with great support from collegues. Excellent Management and co-workers. Hardest part was the merger/aquisition of the company and having conflicting interests with other groups. The most enjoyable part was the tight-knit group and support even through difficult times of the merger.