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Great company, terrible IT department and management

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

I have been working at Forest Labs

Pros

Great company to work for, provide good benefits and healthcare options, work life balance is great. CO seems like they have a good pipeline

Cons

IT department is a total wreck. Both CIO and IT Corporate SVP lack integrity, effectiveness and honesty. No transparency. Management spends unnecessary budget to get the same or higher budget following years. Give too much business to friends and relatives.
It is also disappointing to see multiple internal fraud instances over last few years in IT but the top management culprits are not held responsible.

Great company, CEO, CFO are extremely bright but If you want to work for Forest, avoid Informatics department by all means.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove CIO and SVP Corporate IT and directs. Appoint new CIO and IT management .Make the department better and there will be no negative impact to the company.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Forest is very good place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Trainer/Write  in  Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer/Write in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Very diversified, good technology, great people

    Cons

    a little slow to move, little sense of empowerment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower people more, you will be pleasantly surprised how well they respond.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Informatics is a mess, Wake up Forest - Corruption

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    Current Employee - IT INF  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT INF in New York, NY

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Work Life benefits
    Some smart innovative people

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, Infrastructure expects you to Work 24/7
    Lots of Nepotism - family, past colleagues and friends get it all, esp. in Informatics
    Little career growth, most senior exec roles go to outside because there is no leadership development
    CIO and his executive team lack integrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The problem is the CIO and his SVP, VPs .
    Never meet with IT staff and I am in IT supervisory role.
    A lot of IT jobs going offshore and the senior IT leaders CIO, VPs orchestrate this for personal purposes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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