Forest Labs

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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
129 Reviews
3.2
129 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
16 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 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 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 an 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

  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Used to be a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly-used to do a lot of stuff for families and a wonderful holiday party.

    Cons

    Don't think you are safe. Company was sold less than 6 months after new boss came in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little sympathy for those of us losing our jobs. Transparency would be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Pay was great and people friendly.

    Cons

    You work extra hard especially for month end.

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    Greedy and Ageist Management

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

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good location, decent benefits and pretty good work-life balance. Overall, very nice people.

    Cons

    Upper management is greedy and focused on profits before all else. Instead of waiting to lay older employees off after the merger with Actavis in July, they did it in April to make sure they wouldn't get vested in their stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be ashamed of yourselves and the "Merger Success" bonuses you collected, while stealing money from people you very well know will have a difficult time finding another position. Shame on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Territory Sales Rep review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Representative

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company car, one great drug(Linzess), good area business directors

    Cons

    Middle management micro manages sales reps. Reps are happy if they have a good manager and miserable if they don't. A lot of them are creepy just like many of the regional directors. In many regions Forest is a modern day, "Good old boys club." Large pod structure is a disaster. Doctors hate seeing several reps from the same company especially because they are not bringing the same value as they once did in the Lexapro days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 1/3 of the DM's and the pod structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a nice place to work...

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

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Was good but bad now.

    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    older CEO is nice and treated employees very well.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company will be gone soon.

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