Forest Labs Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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Brenton L. Saunders
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Pros
  • Good Benefits and work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Company values were strong, work-life balance was available, picnic and great holiday parties were fun, good rapport with coworkers (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. Forest Labs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company .... great working environment. Great people.

    Cons

    None that is staggering...sometimes the usual office politics.


  2. Tough Business

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Forest Labs

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to fit in duties as a parent. Decent support with samples, collateral and contact with managers Plenty of room for entertainment expense

    Cons

    Drug pipeline was limited. Some management seemed to not have the respect of upper management Training was thorough but did not prepare you for the field Struggle with drugs that were considered"old" Felt like a food delivery boy

    Advice to Management

    Would prefer that there was a better "real world" training system. Use actual doctors, nurses, etc. for training. Figure out a better way to provide information that would help the doctors pay attention. Look for creativity outside of Pharma Code. So much money is spent on non-decision makers to get to to the decision maker.


  3. I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethical, good pay, educational, fast paced.

    Cons

    Lots of changes a little too fast, big pharma.


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    Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people, and the exciting new projects which I have helped develop.

    Cons

    Current Management's M&A activity leaves no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Work for share holder value, AND employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Scientist I

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company, a great company culture. colleagues are nice, and flexible working schedule

    Cons

    company's research ability is not the top


  7. Helpful (1)

    Stock driven..

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for an intro position into medical sales

    Cons

    Micro management is the standard


  8. Helpful (1)

    sales rep

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good team, good manager, not rocket science

    Cons

    to make good commission you need a good territory with coverage


  9. Helpful (1)

    It was a good company.

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It no longer exists due to acquisition.


  10. 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 Management

    Listen to you reps.


  11. Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Reassure employees there will be future work.



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