Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – March 13, 2018
I love how I moved up fast . First year I was a operator temp . A year later I become permanent and not even a full year later was quality. I've grow a lot with this company. I don't think I would be I quality if it wasn't for this job. The people work together and was friendly. It's was so cool .We got a hour lunch. They had a gym .
Lead Lensmaker (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – January 19, 2018
B&L was a nice place to work. Jobs were not difficult to learn. Production expectations were reasonable. Pay was equal to the work. Great benefits. Unfortunately the marketplace became slow and many of the older products were eliminated. After being purchased by Valeant Pharmaceuticals the sales and marketing departments were redundant and almost all the people in those areas were let go. Things became more tense as the company continued to downsize.
Corporate downsizing and elimination of older product lines
Production Mechanic/Maitenance/Utilities Engineer (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – January 8, 2018
This review is based on the company that I left in 2014. The entire upper management team had changed in 2013. This division was the bread and butter of the company, and it was in a downward spiral by the 1st qtr. of 2014. The group had promised an unobtainable goal to the Board, and put the people on weekend overtime to obtain their promise. When I left, the company was 24/7 with the same people covering the entire weekend with no end in sight.
Engineering (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – November 25, 2017
Management and staff are hard working people and care a great deal about their work. Most employees are contract workers. Those best workers who are there for a number of years are hired by B+L to be full time company employees. The employees are very diverse in background and culture.
Chances to advance
Most hired as contractors which does not promote loyalty
Customer Service/Call Center (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – November 22, 2017
Worked in the call center. It was very fast paced with the phones constantly ringing and we had to consistently place accurate orders. The managers were very nice unfortunately they had an open full time position after I left.
Loved everyone I worked with everyone was nice
They didn't have a full time position for me, I was through a temp agency