Forest Labs
2.9 of 5 102 reviews
www.frx.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 22, 2014

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Brenton L. Saunders

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Administrative Assistant II

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFriendly, laid back environment. There is much room for growth for an admin including positions other than administrative assistants.

    ConsThe company is going through a major restructuring with a new CEO and lay-offs. Not sure what type of company it will become once

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    Overall very happy

    Senior Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlexible work place for our department, not the same in others

    ConsCompany got sold and employees are waiting to see if they have jobs...not a lot of work being done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, Good people

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsVery nice office environment, good location, management values opinion from all levels, good communication, good benefits, ability to move up in many groups

    ConsLimited product range is the company's biggest problem. Some managers are not good leaders. The new management is putting lot of strains.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Many Changes at FRX

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall, personal environment, little bureaucracy, great pay and benefits

    ConsDownsizing in progress, new CEO, uncertain future

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is a well oiled machine, do not change that much!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Frx was a very good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe salaries at Frx were competitive.

    ConsIn some departments it was more difficult to advance from within

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    Forest is very good place to work

    Technical Trainer/Write (Former Employee)
    Hauppauge, NY

    ProsVery diversified, good technology, great people

    Consa little slow to move, little sense of empowerment

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower people more, you will be pleasantly surprised how well they respond.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsNice work-family balance. Nice benefits, clean environment, nice people, decent location, minimal micromanagement from the executive level.

    ConsSALARY!!!!! Clearly well-below average. Other than that, it would be career opportunity. They do not have a good career path for employees; therefore, we rarely retain good to excellent talent. It seems to be a "starting" place for many college graduates and then they move on. Executives seem "okay" with this concept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease pay people what they deserve with respect to other jobs in the same market. We have a talented group of people and it would be wise to retain best talent as opposed to train and rehire, constantly!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Forest Labs

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFOrest has good pay and good benefits. The people really do care about the company and the management seems to aswell.

    ConsThere is alot of politics and Forest seems to have a bad reputation among the sales force. Additionally, it is highly structured and you cannot advance redily before its time...

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Keep it family friendly and keep the generous profit sharing plan in place. Also, keep the office nice!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Forest was okay

    Product Management (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood projects
    Based on research, not on crazy ideas
    Everyone was really nice and helpful once you get to know them
    I really liked a lot of the management

    ConsSome micromanaging
    Too hierarchical, not enough room to make independent decsions
    Lots of politics that came to the forefront quickly

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be good to treat all employees the same, the assistants are your backbone and should be treated that way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to start a career but do not expect to receive a good salary.

    Clinical Scientist (Current Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsExcellent place to start a career. Great place to learn.

    ConsBelow average salaries and compensations (including vacation days).

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo retain talented young professionals the company needs to pay at least market average salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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