Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2014
Updated 19 October, 2014
126 Reviews
3.2
126 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
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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 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    Good place to get your start

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to get some experience in Pharma. Lots of active products with big pipeline and lots of open positions.

    Cons

    Pod system of lots of reps in small territories overlapping on 1-4 products, not very many qualified partners. 5-6 products in your bag. Low base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer, better reps, more competitive salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stuffy, Corporate and very political

    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are mostly friendly, and smart.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't seem to care about the day to day as much. People will report you to HR if you look at them funny or make a joke about the weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more

  6.  

    working environment & management

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

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

    Pros

    large lab and top equipment

    Cons

    micro management with directors and supervises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication between manger and employer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hours, made good friends from there

    Cons

    They didn't want to pay what I deserved

  9.  

    Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Pay was great and people friendly.

    Cons

    You work extra hard especially for month end.

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