Forest Labs Interview Questions

Updated May 25, 2015
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  1.  

    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Very aggressive interview process. Multiple interview sessions which lasted over two hours each. Basic resume review along with role playing. Told "no news Is bad news", and had to wait for email notifications. Did not receive emails on determined date until late at night - 9pm.

    Interview Questions

    • role playing in each of the interview sessions.   1 Answer
  2.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Forest Labs.

    Interview

    Was contacted for a phone interview by a district manager. He asked why u was interested in sales. Told me about salary. 10 minutes long. He was very down to earth gentleman.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Forest Labs (Johnson City, TN) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Started with applying on the website to show interest. Received an email a couple days later stating Forest was interested and they sent me a survey that took about 45 minutes to complete. About 3 days later I got a call from a Regional Manager wanting to set up a phone interview. This was mainly to go over my resume. Couple days later I got a call back from the RM wanting a face to face interview with him and a DM. This was going over my resume again, STAR questions, weaknesses/strengths, mock drug sale, ect. The next day I got another call from the RM saying that I had another interview the next day with him and the DM again. This interview was exactly the same as the previous one which seemed like a waste of time. When I left they said that if selected there would be another interview with them and a RD. That night I got a call saying that I needed more outside sales experience for them to want me. It was good interview experience but I feel like they wasted a lot of my time since I had to drive 5 hours for each interview and use PTO at my current job.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected questions. Just the generic interview questions.   Answer Question
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  5.  

    QA Project Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Forest Labs (Long Island City, NY).

    Interview

    I was hired as a temp as a R&D QA. Then moved to the different group as they don't had budget for my headcount. I had to work additional 2 more years as a tem and finally my boss made my position as a permanent postion.

  6.  

    No Offer

    Interview

    first completed an assessement. the interview: nice and friendly, in an hotel: great manager that asked the standard questions. the interview lasted 30 minutes and ended with an explanation of the job duties

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    DD&R Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    it was a competitive process that can result in a positive outcome if you prepare by looking at common job hunting websites and looking at interview books. meet multiple people over the coarse of the day. may include a meal interview, continue to act professionally and it should be fine.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Forest Labs.

    Interview

    The interview process was with two separate managers and was relatively close, around a week apart. The managers were diffidently different as far as the focus of their questions. One of the interviewers was very analytical and asked a lot about work relating to work ethic and judgement and the other interviewer asked more questions relating to working in a team. overall the interview was very balanced.

    Interview Questions

    • Can a fish drown? ---This was seriously a question!   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Their was no negotiation the offer was written up and their was no changing it.

  9.  

    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Forest Labs.

    Interview

    Hiring process with contract company.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you went above and beyond to meet a customer's expectations.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    would not negotiate

  10.  

    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Forest Labs (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Long process..similar to interviewing for FBI. Phone screen with recruiter. Phone screen with hiring manager. In face with hiring manager. Giving a scheduling exercise to do, shows how you will plan your days. Next interview was a panel with another manager, hiring manager, and regional sales director. Role Play and situational questions. Lastly, final interview with job offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very little negotiation. Job market is full of out of work pharma reps so tough to ask for much more.

  11.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Forest Labs.

    Interview

    It was smooth. I had two phone interviews with someone from the IT department and managerial department. These interviews took about 1 moths and they told me that they would call me back but its been 5 months and no answer for even rejection!

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