Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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  1. Good company

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    none

  2. After a change in executive leadership the company lost its employee-friendly culture.

    • 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 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you owned stock in the company you were almost guaranteed to make money.

    Cons

    Seemingly arbitrary decisions were made to "streamline" the business with the true purpose, of positioning the firm for sale, being kept from the employees thereby fostering an atmosphere of distrust and an eventual "every man for himself" attitude being adopted by most.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and you will find that most will accept even unpleasant information regarding their future with the firm.

  3. Good company to work for

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

    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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good team, good manager, not rocket science

    Cons

    to make good commission you need a good territory with coverage

  6. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It no longer exists due to acquisition.

  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very little communication; work was monotonous

    Advice to Management

    None

  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 Management

    Listen to you reps.

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