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Company culture is changing

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Scientist in Commack, NY
Former Employee - Scientist in Commack, NY
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There are smart, dedicated, hard-working co-workers at Forest.

Cons

The company used to be very authoritarian. Some leaders seem to try to change the authoritarian culture, but whether it will become a constructive, open, positive place to work is uncertain in this difficult time for the company. Information is generally not shared. Reviews are either only a formality, or used to criticize or blame. You're either on the good side, or the bad.

Other Employee Reviews for Forest Labs

  1. OK to work but poor management at lower level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ok to work. good benefits.

    Cons

    not good company to do work/family life balance. work from home not available. management is new and doesn't know what she is doing. Don't allow enough time to finish projects. Feel like rush to everything.


  2. Hard working people never get recognized. Review and reward process is a total joke.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - R&D in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good business model still going thru growing pain.

    Cons

    Still going thru growing pain. Disorganized projects/departments and favoritism/unfair/unreasonable rewarding system. No one really knows who does what. R&D is filled with uninspired Pigeon holed workers who are self satisfied and doesn't even know what challenge means. Where is the growth?

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to read the actual reviews not the numbers/names only. You can not roll a dice on a list of names. When you don't value or recognize real talents nor hard workers they leave. It is simple as 123. If you have no time for a fair evaluation, get someone to do FOR You! And the stories between dealing 2-3 pipeline and 9+ are quite different. Idle job fillers need some wake up calls as standard of workers/work has gone down significantly compared to 7-10 years ago. Restructuring is inevitable. Otherwise future is bleak after the retiring of Lexapro.


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