Forest Labs

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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2014
Updated 19 November, 2014
129 Reviews
3.2
129 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
16 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 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Foresxt is a great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and good benefit package, pleanty of room for growth, flexible work hours and a lot of talented people.

    Cons

    Some managers are very poor leaders and they do not offer enough training and mentoring of their teams to help them succeed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a good company until Brent came along..........

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    • 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

    Was a good company until it was sold

    Cons

    Same as pro's, also very little in way of advancment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE BRENT!!!!!!!! He destroyed a good company for his own financial reward. Made sure he had a job and scr$%^ed everyone else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    BI Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BI Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - BI Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work for

    Cons

    No training available for employess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to empower your employee with training and other resources

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Miserable Leadership and Scapegoat Culture. Highly Unethical and Unqualified Management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Commack, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Commack, NY (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They pay well in exchange for abuse.

    Cons

    You must be able to endure abuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop dead! Go to hell! Get rectal cancer!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to learn and grow. Unfortunately, they were bought out and plan to dump everyone.

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

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to receive training and participate in many different work challenges.

    Cons

    Hierarchy and career ladders were very set in stone. PhDs always took a higher spot over those without. Now that they were purchased, layoffs everywhere. Expect more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and honest with those who are left on your staff. If they are going to lose their jobs, they deserve to know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I am lucky to work at forest lab

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    The environment is very nice and it is like familly oriented company. You can choose your own time to come to work.

    Cons

    have to be prepare and compitative.

  8.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Absence Management Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Absence Management Specialist in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Family oriented-great management-down to earth

    Cons

    Great career opportunity if it were not for the merger.

  9.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employee's benefits are excellent! It is pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Lots of politics going on.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    New CEO biggest liar I ever heard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too bad you sold out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good growth company, but likely to change due to its acquisition by Activis

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

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Smaller pharma company with good products, intelligent people, less bureaucracy than big pharma.

    Cons

    Company hasn't adapted well to changes in the marketplace, resulting in vulnerability to acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain the best people for the long-term and be willing to entertain new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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