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
18 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employee's benefits are excellent! It is pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Lots of politics going on.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hauppauge, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    New CEO biggest liar I ever heard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too bad you sold out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good growth company, but likely to change due to its acquisition by Activis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Smaller pharma company with good products, intelligent people, less bureaucracy than big pharma.

    Cons

    Company hasn't adapted well to changes in the marketplace, resulting in vulnerability to acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain the best people for the long-term and be willing to entertain new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Income, Car, Helping Patients, Scope of products

    Cons

    Management, Busy work, unproductive repetitive calls for the sake of checking a box

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat reps with adult respect, cultivate a culture for managing ones own business, motivate with contests not by micromanagement. Get rid of the internal political noise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a nice place to work...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work, good benefits and many career opportunities

    Cons

    With new CEO, things changed; layoff and projects cancelled. Also merging with Actavis; future is not clear...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Forest

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    New Opportunities as the company is merging with actavis. Exciting leadership

    Cons

    Lots of turnover and consolidation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Forest was a good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits including stock options and profit sharing, good location, flexible hours, good working relationship with direct managers, co-workers good to work with.

    Cons

    Recent restructuring allowed unqualified and narcissistic people to be in managerial positions turning the working environment in the department TOXIC. Their unprincipled behavior should be used as a "bad manager" case study example for business schools.The unethical practices that took place were even overlooked by upper management.

  9.  

    Has been a fun ten years....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment, good beni package, nice perks. the place you could see your self retiring from. Never had layoffs until 2009.

    Cons

    layoffs and more layoffs. In the middle of a merger, the end is near, hope R&D survives nobody knows.... except high up management.

  10.  

    A good company that FINISHED is best days!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people and interesting work. You could learn a lot about the industry while continuing your education.

    Cons

    Some of the people should not have been in management. They truly made the environment TOXIC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No management team should be allowed to LINGER for 10+ years unless the company is doing tremendously over the course of those years. When people do not leave a company someone must put them out or nothing will change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Was good but bad now.

    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    older CEO is nice and treated employees very well.

    Cons

    new CEO is sucks. He came and sold the company in four months after his arriving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company will be gone soon.

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