Forest Labs Interview Questions

Updated Aug 8, 2014
Updated Aug 8, 2014
43 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Forest Labs.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Johnson City, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johnson City, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Forest Labs in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    QA Project Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Long Island City, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Forest Labs.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Accepted Offer
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
  6.  

    DD&R Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newark, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Forest Labs in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Star format. Gave me a script to review for 15min and had to pitch the sales form they gave me. Are you teachable/coachable was really annoying. Are you pen or pencil. Did you like and follow your previous manager. Give me examples of everything.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Company was bought out and hiring managers very shady when asked about stability. No expense account. They want robots not seasoned sales people.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
  8.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Forest Labs.

    Interview Details

    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
    Negotiation Details
    Their was no negotiation the offer was written up and their was no changing it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Statistical Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Forest Labs in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process can be a bit unfriendly because technical skills are grilled and that is their focus and emphasis at that time. They are however sensitive to the interviewee being abrupt or unfriendly and will be rejected for that.

    Interview Questions
    • SAS programming skills are drilled. Then it is important to know about the new standards of CDISC, CDASH, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate since I was happy with the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Forest Labs.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process with contract company.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you went above and beyond to meet a customer's expectations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    would not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Commack, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Commack, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Forest Labs in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Completely inept HR department. Clueless about what works or who is valuable vs who is truly a flight risk. Priorities are completely wrong.

    Interview Questions
    • Spoke to salary before speaking to responsibilities and expectations. Thought this was not the most professional approach.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    never take the first offer, always negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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