Forest Labs

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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
134 Reviews
3.2
134 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 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    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

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It no longer exists due to acquisition.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you reps.

  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Site Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Site Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with very experienced co-workers. The workload is very fair with 1-2 protocols.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes with the merging of companies and future is uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reassure employees there will be future work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Company no longer exists

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Excellent company with a great business model.

    Cons

    Company was purchased by Actavis and ceased to exist.

  6.  

    Forest Labs / Activist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Free Car, Free Gas, Time off is a great perk

    Cons

    If your team doesnt go to work then you suffer, a bad team mate is like a bad lover, nothing ever gets accomplished.
    You become a delivery guy to the staff... all they want is food and coffee.. and they arent even the ones writting your products. For men suit and tie in the blistering Fl heat is no bueno.. They monitor your calls, and make sure that you hit a quota.. Job security is never a given, you dont know if today or tomorrow will be your last.. thats how they keep pushing you, to keep you job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discipline the team members that arent working, not the team.
    Make sure you have everyone on the same page. reguardless of thier tenure with the company, a rookie is just as valuable as a vet, when it comes to new targets and old ones..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Fair

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    History of positive and loyal company

    Cons

    Acquired by Actavis; in the dark on too many important variables

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stuffy, Corporate and very political

    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (more than a 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

  10.  

    working environment & management

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

    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
  11.  

    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

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