Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 31 July, 2014
Updated 31 July, 2014
112 Reviews

3.1
112 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
9 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 4 reviews)


Cons
  • With new CEO, things changed; layoff and projects cancelled (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fresh new company in Canada

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Spec Representative  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Spec Representative in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Forest Labs as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Startup in Canada, great people, huge opportunities

    Cons

    Systems and processes still being developed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the entrepreneurial spirit and empowerment initiatives. Build your salesforce ASAP!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very professional

    Former Employee - Infrastructure PM
    Former Employee - Infrastructure PM

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

    Pros

    Projects under a PMO office

    Cons

    Working with some unprofessional outside vendors

  3.  

    Fast paced

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast paced energy, good learning environment and compensation that is competitive in the industry

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Was a good company until Brent came along..........

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Was a good company until it was sold

    Cons

    Same as pro's, also very little in way of advancment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE BRENT!!!!!!!! He destroyed a good company for his own financial reward. Made sure he had a job and scr$%^ed everyone else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    BI Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BI Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - BI Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work for

    Cons

    No training available for employess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to empower your employee with training and other resources

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I am lucky to work at forest lab

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    The environment is very nice and it is like familly oriented company. You can choose your own time to come to work.

    Cons

    have to be prepare and compitative.

  8.  

    Business Analyst

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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 full-time for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hauppauge, NY (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time for 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
  10.  

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

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

    had great opportunity for growth and innovation until new leadership decided to go into huge cost cutting mode

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting and Finance  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Accounting and Finance in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    new leadership is focused on shareholder value and not on the growth of the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your talent and improve morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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