Forest Labs

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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
132 Reviews
3.2
132 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    working environment & management

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

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

    Pros

    large lab and top equipment

    Cons

    micro management with directors and supervises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication between manger and employer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good salary but no professional growth

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

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Technical resources were excellent; benefits were rewarding; Was satisfied with salary;

    Cons

    Many people were working for too many years 10 - 15 years and were not ready to change for the better. Old school techniques of only copy pasting in excel for critical analyses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need intellectual managers to motivate skilled employees; Company should look for skilled labor rather than keeping slow pacers for too long - who wouldn't grow and won't let others grow too !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hours, made good friends from there

    Cons

    They didn't want to pay what I deserved

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  5.  

    Very professional

    Former Employee - Infrastructure PM
    Former Employee - Infrastructure PM

    I worked at Forest Labs as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Projects under a PMO office

    Cons

    Working with some unprofessional outside vendors

  6.  

    Sales Representative

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

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Great training program is you are just getting in the industry.

    Cons

    not a lot I can think of at this time.

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    Greedy and Ageist Management

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good location, decent benefits and pretty good work-life balance. Overall, very nice people.

    Cons

    Upper management is greedy and focused on profits before all else. Instead of waiting to lay older employees off after the merger with Actavis in July, they did it in April to make sure they wouldn't get vested in their stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be ashamed of yourselves and the "Merger Success" bonuses you collected, while stealing money from people you very well know will have a difficult time finding another position. Shame on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Pay was great and people friendly.

    Cons

    You work extra hard especially for month end.

  9.  

    Used to be a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly-used to do a lot of stuff for families and a wonderful holiday party.

    Cons

    Don't think you are safe. Company was sold less than 6 months after new boss came in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little sympathy for those of us losing our jobs. Transparency would be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Territory Sales Rep review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Representative

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

    Pros

    Company car, one great drug(Linzess), good area business directors

    Cons

    Middle management micro manages sales reps. Reps are happy if they have a good manager and miserable if they don't. A lot of them are creepy just like many of the regional directors. In many regions Forest is a modern day, "Good old boys club." Large pod structure is a disaster. Doctors hate seeing several reps from the same company especially because they are not bringing the same value as they once did in the Lexapro days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 1/3 of the DM's and the pod structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Educational experience at Forest Laboratories.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great business, good people, and great benefits.

    Cons

    The company down sized and it was sold.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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