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Helpful (2)

Nice place to work, good environment

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Former Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Forest Labs

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very nice office environment, good location, some managers value opinions from all levels (including below their own). Good benefit package. Ability to move up in many groups.

Cons

I hear that pay is low compared to others. Have seen others reach the top in their group and then leave. Some managers aren't good leaders. Management is often not transparent about the plans and goals for the company.

Advice to Management

Be sure managers have management experience or are trained to be good managers.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding place to work if you're involved in the core business.

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    Former Employee - Document Analyst, Clinical Operations in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Document Analyst, Clinical Operations in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues told me that Forest had an excellent Work/Life balance compared to other pharma companies. Solid leadership at the top, good benefits package. Opportunities to learn, encouraged to attend at least one conference/training session per year.

    Cons

    Inefficient operations, redundant depts and too many middle managers even after reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Company is doing well but that may be contributing to inefficiencies. It's time to cut the fat from operations and merge document/regulatory functions.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Once a bright shiny star now been slowly reduce to dust and ashes

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    Current Employee - Scientist IV in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist IV in Commack, NY

    I have been working at Forest Labs

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

    Pros

    for an entry level position in and around NY borough, Forest Lab provides good enough foundation for later on endeavors

    Cons

    Nepotism, Favoritism, incompenet and cluless managment, unfair evaluation, salary raise in below satisfactory

    Advice to Management

    Have competent managment who know there stuff, stop hiring third grade level scientist from India and China. Major overhall in the R&D section from top to bottom.

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