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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 4 March, 2015
Updated 4 March, 2015
139 Reviews
3.3
139 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
22 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fresh new company in Canada

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Spec Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Current Contractor - Spec Representative in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Forest Labs as a contractor (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.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    took over by actavis. new CEO messed up the company and sold it to Actavis.

    Cons

    good company to work for. great benefits. work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    People are driven and focused to get the job done, fast-paced environment, not too much protocols

    Cons

    Computer hardware and software need updating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work-life balance for employees, especially that most of them commute from afar

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  5.  

    sales rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    good team, good manager, not rocket science

    Cons

    to make good commission you need a good territory with coverage

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience with Forest was very good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Forest is the good management team they have in place. They are really good at coaching and helping you achieve your goals.

    Cons

    The company just got bought out by Activis. Their is a lot of changes taking place.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It no longer exists due to acquisition.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Not a Good Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is something that is not an issue with this company. Work about 6 hours per day. Compensation is well below average.

    Cons

    Compensation is well below industry standards. The management is does not have a clue about what it takes to build relationships or drive sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be robots. Take an interest in your clients. The reward will be increased sales, instead of trying to create a market that does not really exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Territory Sales Representative- Great way to get your foot in the door to Pharma

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

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

    Pros

    Forest provided a very in depth training program that helped you learn the products well. They were constantly looking at compensation policies and changing them to help you make more money and making sure they were as fair as possible. Great benefits, plenty of time off, plenty of sick days, company car, gas, cell phone, internet paid. A lot of new products and new products in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Some expectations were unrealistic. Policies were for the company as a whole and did not take into consideration how different the markets or different territories could be. Targets were assigned by a computer program or someone in an office who had no knowledge of the territory. Reporting seemed to always be delayed and not accurate as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place/

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Commack, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Commack, NY (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Office culture, benefits made your time go buy a lot smoother

    Cons

    Very little communication; work was monotonous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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

    It was a great work environment with opportunity to make money.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    They premote within the company and if you are ranked high you will get must jobs you apply for.

    Cons

    They had a stacked ranking that was not fair and that caused a lot of people to move on or get pushed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you reps.

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