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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY (US)

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people, and the exciting new projects which I have helped develop.

    Cons

    Current Management's M&A activity leaves no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Work for share holder value, AND employees.

  2. Hard Work but Great Pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Co-workers and steady work.

    Cons

    Micromanagement from District Managers and the 11 call a day requirement

  3. senior manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the main pros were good pay, stock options, great benefits, smart and talented colleagues and it used to be located in the heart of Manhattan.

    Cons

    The structure could be very hierarchical and the headquarters were in Manhattan which was not for everyone. Now they are in Jersey City, New Jersey.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is to make sure that talented employees are recognized and rewarded for their talent and not overlooked in the busy culture that it is.

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  5. generally ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to start in pharma

    Cons

    no upward movement, micro mgmt

    Advice to Management

    better career advancement/ coaching

  6. Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    People are driven and focused to get the job done, fast-paced environment, not too much protocols

    Cons

    Computer hardware and software need updating

    Advice to Management

    Better work-life balance for employees, especially that most of them commute from afar

  7. My experience with Forest was very good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Forest is the good management team they have in place. They are really good at coaching and helping you achieve your goals.

    Cons

    The company just got bought out by Activis. Their is a lot of changes taking place.

  8. Good Place/

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Commack, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Commack, NY (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture, benefits made your time go buy a lot smoother

    Cons

    Very little communication; work was monotonous

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. It was a great work environment with opportunity to make money.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    They premote within the company and if you are ranked high you will get must jobs you apply for.

    Cons

    They had a stacked ranking that was not fair and that caused a lot of people to move on or get pushed out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you reps.

  10. Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Forest labs took good care of its employees - benefits including pay, profit sharing, bonus etc and most importantly investment in the growth of employees by investing in training - both internal and seminar/specialized courses.

    Cons

    M&A posed typical challenges but it was managed reasonably well - but can always be improved.

  11. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Site Manager in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Site Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with very experienced co-workers. The workload is very fair with 1-2 protocols.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes with the merging of companies and future is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Reassure employees there will be future work.

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