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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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Brenton L. Saunders
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Pros
  • It was a nice place to work, good benefits and many career opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and work life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is not the same with the new CEO (in 9 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Hard Work but Great Pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2. senior manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3. Scientist I

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company, a great company culture. colleagues are nice, and flexible working schedule

    Cons

    company's research ability is not the top

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  5. Previously a great company that was destroyed when upper management changed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and coworkers e

    Cons

    No concern for employees: Only "share holder value enhancement"

  6. generally ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  7. Used to be great place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was w great company until acquisition

    Cons

    Seemingly arbitrary job cuts and reorganize destroyed a great company

    Advice to Management

    Try and be more focused on your people and not as much on the bottom line. In the long run a great and happy work force will drive the bottom line.

  8. Mostly positive. Constant turmoil with sales leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Division Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Division Sales Manager

    I worked at Forest Labs

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    Micromanagement is common style. High Pressure.

  9. Stock driven..

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for an intro position into medical sales

    Cons

    Micro management is the standard

  10. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    took over by actavis. new CEO messed up the company and sold it to Actavis.

    Cons

    good company to work for. great benefits. work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. After a change in executive leadership the company lost its employee-friendly culture.

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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 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you owned stock in the company you were almost guaranteed to make money.

    Cons

    Seemingly arbitrary decisions were made to "streamline" the business with the true purpose, of positioning the firm for sale, being kept from the employees thereby fostering an atmosphere of distrust and an eventual "every man for himself" attitude being adopted by most.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and you will find that most will accept even unpleasant information regarding their future with the firm.

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