Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 12 September, 2014
Updated 12 September, 2014
115 Reviews
3.1
115 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
10 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fresh new company in Canada

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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.  

    Treated LIke Family

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Prior to our company being acquired, the employees were all treated very well in terms of bonuses, raises, stock options and retirement compensation.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, yearly performance reviews meant close to nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Forest has a very friendly, family type atmosphere, and cooperation among team members to accomplish a defined goal is encouraged and rewarded.

    Cons

    Being part of the very competitive pharmaceutical industry, it is subject to the prevailing market conditions, including generic competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Compliance  in  Long Island City, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager Compliance in Long Island City, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Family orientated, and good place to work

    Cons

    did not want to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more interest in office culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good salary but no professional growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a 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.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good hours, made good friends from there

    Cons

    They didn't want to pay what I deserved

  8.  

    Sales Representative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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.

  9.  

    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

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    Greedy and Ageist Management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good location, decent benefits and pretty good work-life balance. Overall, very nice people.

    Cons

    Upper management is greedy and focused on profits before all else. Instead of waiting to lay older employees off after the merger with Actavis in July, they did it in April to make sure they wouldn't get vested in their stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be ashamed of yourselves and the "Merger Success" bonuses you collected, while stealing money from people you very well know will have a difficult time finding another position. Shame on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Family friendly-used to do a lot of stuff for families and a wonderful holiday party.

    Cons

    Don't think you are safe. Company was sold less than 6 months after new boss came in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little sympathy for those of us losing our jobs. Transparency would be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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