Forest Labs

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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated Jul 04, 2014

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3.0 103 reviews

17% Approve of the CEO

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Brenton L. Saunders

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    my experience has been good

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    Proscommute
    coffee machines in the office
    great staff

    Conssome leaders play favorites
    lack of transparency
    very little room for growth

    Advice to Senior Managementdevelop ways to use assistants for more than photocopies and answering the telephones, find out what skills they have and incorporate a way to use them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lot's to be proud of.

    Senior Director (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsProvided for a legacy of financial security for my family.

    ConsAt times can't see the "Forest for the Trees"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    RUN AWAY FAST!

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Commack, NY (US)

    ProsNothing good to say about Forest. Sober up Actavis, you are marrying a pig wearing lipstick who is being controlled by an Icahn sock puppet.

    ConsNothing good to say about Forest. Glad to be gone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to treat people. Learn how to demonstrate gratitude consistently. Learn what it means to be a servant leader. Learn that happy employees and high morale with positive reinforcement for achievements is what drives success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    memorable experience

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

    ProsJob security and nice colleagues

    ConsNeed a career path for positions without supervisory experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess micromanagement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Middling Place to Work, and That’s It

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1) Casual workplace, both in terms of dress and attitude. At no point did I feel like anyone was judging or treating me unfairly

    Cons1) Communication from internal leadership is almost nonexistent. In my time with the company, there were no communications to the team from the VP or Executive levels within my practice

    2) Many of the internal managers are given their roles because of how long they’ve been with the company and not because they have the skills, or even the interest, to lead. The career paths are unclear and encourage simply sticking around to get promoted

    3) Much of the workforce is comprised of ‘old timers’ with significant inertia and resistance to change. If you’re looking to run out the clock on your career, the pace may suit you. I wouldn’t recommend it as a place for younger workers to grow and to develop themselves

    Advice to Senior Management1) There are many silos in the organization whereby people focus on the best solution for their group rather than working together to find the best solution for the company. There are no goals nor incentives to work with anyone but your own team

    2) Projects seem to get funded to address squeaky wheels rather than true business value. If you’re only focusing on the initiatives that people loudly bring to your attention, you’re focused on the wrong things

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable, opportunity based on skill is lacking.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable, and company has great pipeline for job security for non-upwardly mobile

    ConsLittle opportunity to move up on shear work product and ethical standards, which can disregard hard work from smart people with strong conviction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Many Changes at FRX

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall, personal environment, little bureaucracy, great pay and benefits

    ConsDownsizing in progress, new CEO, uncertain future

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is a well oiled machine, do not change that much!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Not for a true sales professional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLaunch and call experience. Initial corporate training was solid. Profit sharing.

    ConsTerribly micromanaged, incompetent managers, highly immature sales people. Lowest paying company in the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring inexperienced and hire tenured reps and pay them!

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    Sales Rep

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsFlourishing company, many new products in pipeline, stability
    Benefits great, vacation time great

    ConsSalary on the lower end, say bonus are uncapped, but not true.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to field representatives more, because they are living it everyday. Stop drinking the corp. koolaid

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Chemist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy day at work and fun people

    ConsLack of career development not much to learn

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't have one. Provide more opportunities

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