Forest Labs

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Great stepping stone but way too many reps who will do anything to excel.

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

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Pay isn't the highest by any means but if you have a decent territory, you can make 100k and have a company car. Great learning experience and they like to hire reps with little to no experience which will lead to many other opportunities, once you decide to advance your career. Intially, you work with some great people but the company culture will quickly change both yourself and peers for the worse.

Cons

The main problem at Forest is the sheer number of reps and the fact we need 70% sampling, 80% 'A' targets, and lots of lunches. This means that docs are seeing 2-3 Forest reps with basically the same products every week and you will need to leave 1 box of meds in their already overflowing bins just for the sig. This basically forces your teammates to trash you and do whatever it takes to get in all offices for their sigs before you do.

On the plus side, you will quickly see no one works and you will be able to get your sigs and calls in within a few hours and still be far out working your team. Stick it out as long as possible, volunteer for good causes and start a side business to get some meaning to your working life, and collect the pay check.

Don't take things too seriously or try to make a difference because you will hate it here. Learn the company culture quickly and confirm to their robotic ways even quicker. The more you smile, the more you say yes, the happier you will be. Managers will praise you and sometimes skip monthy field rides and you can even get promoted but never trust anyone.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Really, I can't blame the middle to upper middle management. All the direction comes from the top so managers have to push for you to hit your goals and the better friends you become, the more tips and advice managers will give you for hitting goals.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

139 Other Employee Reviews for Forest Labs (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Wonderful Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, but still very professional and effective.

    Cons

    Bad coffee in the smaller break rooms,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company culture is changing

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Scientist in Commack, NY

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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