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Informatics executives are out of control

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Current Employee - Research Informatics
Current Employee - Research Informatics

I have been working at Forest Labs

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good location with nice views. Great benefits and perks. Salary is decent as well although stock options not performing.

Cons

Informatics senior executives do not really listen and do not manage their staff due to lack of professionalism and it is reflected on everyone downstream several levels below.

only in it for themselves and managing up by putting on a different face so to look good is not a very good way to run IT. Staff productivity, morale, motivation and attitudes are really poor across all Informatics areas due to extraordinarily bad management. Unnecessary stress, politics and pressure.

It is true that most of the folks in senior roles are in some shape or form "connected" to CIO and SVP and hired from outside - clear sign that there is no internal staff development to move up. Forest has a lot of good talent that is not being utilized effectively.

Advice to Management

Appoint new SVP Corporate Informatics and direct reports.

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    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The new talent they hired from outside

    Cons

    -Workload is not realistic
    -No sense of urgency
    -Salary is not FMV
    -Think innovatively

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to hire from outside and get rid of the employees that are resistent to change

  2. Helpful (1)

    This is sales; what have you done for me lately?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Representative

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility, but that is more a function of the position and your manager than the organization. The products are good. The company treats top performers exceptionally well.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is highly limited for sales representatives. Promotions are routinely handed out to friends of management (the typical corporate boys club). If you want to move outside the sales organization and into a corporate role, the only opportunities are in NYC, Long Island, and St. Louis.

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