Forest Labs

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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 24 November, 2014
Updated 24 November, 2014
130 Reviews
3.2
130 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 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Medical Sales Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Marquette, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Marquette, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Minimal cost for company car usage (100/month), good health insurance options

    Cons

    Vacation time is minimal, unrealistic expectation for calls/day (10+)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Forest Labs / Activist

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Free Car, Free Gas, Time off is a great perk

    Cons

    If your team doesnt go to work then you suffer, a bad team mate is like a bad lover, nothing ever gets accomplished.
    You become a delivery guy to the staff... all they want is food and coffee.. and they arent even the ones writting your products. For men suit and tie in the blistering Fl heat is no bueno.. They monitor your calls, and make sure that you hit a quota.. Job security is never a given, you dont know if today or tomorrow will be your last.. thats how they keep pushing you, to keep you job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discipline the team members that arent working, not the team.
    Make sure you have everyone on the same page. reguardless of thier tenure with the company, a rookie is just as valuable as a vet, when it comes to new targets and old ones..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to get your start

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Good company to get some experience in Pharma. Lots of active products with big pipeline and lots of open positions.

    Cons

    Pod system of lots of reps in small territories overlapping on 1-4 products, not very many qualified partners. 5-6 products in your bag. Low base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer, better reps, more competitive salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    working environment & management

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    • 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
  6.  

    Good salary but no professional growth

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    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
  7.  

    Sales Representative

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    • 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.

  8.  

    A great place to learn and grow. Unfortunately, they were bought out and plan to dump everyone.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Commack, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Commack, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to receive training and participate in many different work challenges.

    Cons

    Hierarchy and career ladders were very set in stone. PhDs always took a higher spot over those without. Now that they were purchased, layoffs everywhere. Expect more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and honest with those who are left on your staff. If they are going to lose their jobs, they deserve to know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Forest

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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.

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