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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014

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3.0 103 reviews

17% Approve of the CEO

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Brenton L. Saunders

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Educational experience at Forest Laboratories.

    Sample Compliance Support Coordinator (Current Employee) Commack, NY

    ProsGreat business, good people, and great benefits.

    ConsThe company down sized and it was sold.

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

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    Fast paced

    Senior Product Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFast paced energy, good learning environment and compensation that is competitive in the industry

    ConsWork-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Foresxt is a great place to work.

    Manager (Current Employee) Commack, NY

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

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

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

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    BI Manager

    BI Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery nice place to work for

    ConsNo training available for employess

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to empower your employee with training and other resources

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

     

    Great place to work

    Absence Management Specialist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFamily oriented-great management-down to earth

    ConsGreat career opportunity if it were not for the merger.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLots of politics going on.

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

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    Has been a fun ten years....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice work environment, good beni package, nice perks. the place you could see your self retiring from. Never had layoffs until 2009.

    Conslayoffs and more layoffs. In the middle of a merger, the end is near, hope R&D survives nobody knows.... except high up management.

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    IT MANAGER

    Manager (Current Employee) Commack, NY

    ProsGreat benefits including stock options. Great people.

    Consgoing through a major merger over the next few months, currently no clarify on future of this combined company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    In the middle of a merger - being bought by Actavis

    Senior Statistical Programmer (Current Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsPeople are mostly friendly, educated, and intelligent. There is work for you if you are good. Upper management is insightful and know what they are doing.

    ConsSince this is a time of company merger transition, job uncertainty is prevalent. If you want to move up the ladder you need to be assertive and make your aspirations know, else you will be left behind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe working business model of buying promising compounds and bringing them to market work well for Forest.

    Since Howard Solomon has stepped down from the CEO position and the new president Brent Saunders has a track record of having a company he runs being bought, that is exactly what happened, in record time, less than six months of his arrival.

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

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    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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