Forest Labs Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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Brenton L. Saunders
11 Ratings

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. Supervisor, Custodial Operations

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    Former Employee - Supervisor, Custodial Operations in Elmont, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor, Custodial Operations in Elmont, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Good culture, great place to work

    Cons

    Communication was poor as whole


  2. new company now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company when it was Forest.

    Cons

    Constant turn over with new leadership.


  3. Accounts Payable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very professional, family oriented atmosphere, Excellent salaries promotes within

    Cons

    management should prioritize better when it comes to work load


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  5. field sales

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    Former Employee - M Edical Sales Territory Representative in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - M Edical Sales Territory Representative in Fairfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great pay, benefits and training

    Cons

    bought by actavis so laid off

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Forest provided me with great skills during my tenure there. The employees are very professional and worked diligently for the company.

    Cons

    Unfortuntely due to a merger Forest is no longer the same company it used to be. Now there are less employees and most of the locations are now closed.


  7. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial Atmosphere, many opportunities, work hard play hard mentality, fun environment

    Cons

    Many promoted from within without management skills, work life balance talked about but those who put in the extra hours are rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Offer internal management development training


  8. Forest Labs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    senior manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Some of the main pros were good pay, stock options, great benefits, smart and talented colleagues and it used to be located in the heart of Manhattan.

    Cons

    The structure could be very hierarchical and the headquarters were in Manhattan which was not for everyone. Now they are in Jersey City, New Jersey.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is to make sure that talented employees are recognized and rewarded for their talent and not overlooked in the busy culture that it is.


  11. generally ok

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place to start in pharma

    Cons

    no upward movement, micro mgmt

    Advice to Management

    better career advancement/ coaching



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