Forest Labs Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
116 Reviews
3.1
116 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
11 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 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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  1.  

    Educational experience at Forest Laboratories.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator  in  Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY

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

    Pros

    Great business, good people, and great benefits.

    Cons

    The company down sized and it was sold.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs for 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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  5.  

    Don't work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    You are given a compnay car.

    Cons

    Horrible company to work with. Horrible management, immoral and low pay.

  6.  

    Fast paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Foresxt is a great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for 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
  8.  

    BI Manager

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for 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
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Absence Management Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Absence Management Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Family oriented-great management-down to earth

    Cons

    Great career opportunity if it were not for the merger.

  10.  

    Business Analyst

    • 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 for 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
  11.  

    Has been a fun ten years....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    layoffs 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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