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

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Updated Jun 27, 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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    The job was interest,but firm has been acquired by another company and will leave NYC soom

    Coordinator (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt was a good place for analysts etc, but support staff underpaided

    ConsMassive layoffs, firm acquired by another firm and being dismantled and absorbed into company that bought us

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

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    It was a nice place to work...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a nice place to work, good benefits and many career opportunities

    ConsWith new CEO, things changed; layoff and projects cancelled. Also merging with Actavis; future is not clear...

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

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    Was good but bad now.

    Associate Director (Current Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    Prosolder CEO is nice and treated employees very well.

    Consnew CEO is sucks. He came and sold the company in four months after his arriving.

    Advice to Senior Managementthe company will be gone soon.

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    Nice place to work, good environment

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsThe people doing the work were very nice day to day.

    ConsSenior IT Management does not do any type of strategic long range plan. It's all about how much money it costs in the current year. No upward mobility unless you were buddies with the CIO or VP's.

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

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    Scientist III (Current Employee)
    Commack, NY

    ProsUsed to be a great lab to work in, good pay, good benefits

    ConsVery political, New CEO, massive lay offs, uncertain future. Recently bought by Actavis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's not who you know but what you know

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Middling Place to Work, and That’s It

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1) Casual workplace, both in terms of dress and attitude. At no point did I feel like anyone was judging or treating me unfairly

    Cons1) Communication from internal leadership is almost nonexistent. In my time with the company, there were no communications to the team from the VP or Executive levels within my practice

    2) Many of the internal managers are given their roles because of how long they’ve been with the company and not because they have the skills, or even the interest, to lead. The career paths are unclear and encourage simply sticking around to get promoted

    3) Much of the workforce is comprised of ‘old timers’ with significant inertia and resistance to change. If you’re looking to run out the clock on your career, the pace may suit you. I wouldn’t recommend it as a place for younger workers to grow and to develop themselves

    Advice to Senior Management1) There are many silos in the organization whereby people focus on the best solution for their group rather than working together to find the best solution for the company. There are no goals nor incentives to work with anyone but your own team

    2) Projects seem to get funded to address squeaky wheels rather than true business value. If you’re only focusing on the initiatives that people loudly bring to your attention, you’re focused on the wrong things

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

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    Stable, opportunity based on skill is lacking.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable, and company has great pipeline for job security for non-upwardly mobile

    ConsLittle opportunity to move up on shear work product and ethical standards, which can disregard hard work from smart people with strong conviction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy day at work and fun people

    ConsLack of career development not much to learn

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't have one. Provide more opportunities

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    Very challenging experience

    Clinical Trial Assistant (Former Employee)
    Hauppauge, NY

    ProsFast pace, FDA perimeters deadline reports, good people on the team.

    ConsCheap selfish managers, untruthful, cliquish leadership.

    Advice to Senior Managementshow more respect to the "grunt force", update your salary levels

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Informatics Business Operations, a sad and poorly run team

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    Prosnice holiday party and picnic
    work from home is convenient

    ConsLeadership in Informatics Business Operations is just awful. VP was written up for behavioral issues on more than one occasion. She now has a coach and it has become comical to watch. Staff retention is terrible.

    Everyone is silenced through threats and intimidation so now no one speaks up anymore and most of the staff who are competitive are looking for new jobs. Way to go!

    Advice to Senior Managementget rid of the VP everyone knows she is a train wreck.

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

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