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Forest was okay

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Product Management  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Product Management in New York, NY

I worked at Forest Labs

Pros

Good projects
Based on research, not on crazy ideas
Everyone was really nice and helpful once you get to know them
I really liked a lot of the management

Cons

Some micromanaging
Too hierarchical, not enough room to make independent decsions
Lots of politics that came to the forefront quickly

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It would be good to treat all employees the same, the assistants are your backbone and should be treated that way.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Forest is OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Statistical Programmer  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Statistical Programmer in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Relatively reasonable work load compared to other pharma.
    Courteously middle management
    Reasonable pay package.
    OK insurance plans.

    Cons

    No work from home option
    Work location has no free parking
    promotion opportunities and frequencies are less compared to other pharma

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, listen, listen
    Make decisions based on logic and business practices, rather than emotion and personal preference.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    An another sad story about people in power benefitting the most by working the least & leaving scraps for lower echelon.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist IV  in  Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist IV in Commack, NY

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Benefit package is fair, what one would one expect from another fortune 1000 companies. Flexible working hours for employees in non-managment positions. Also, casual dressing for people in non-mamngment position is a plus. And in my opinion Entry level salary for lower level jobs with Bachelors and Master degrees is at par what would one expect.

    Cons

    Getting promotion, atleast in my department (PR& D) is based on how well your are liked by your project leaders and group leader and has nothing to do with how hard working and deligent an employee you maybe. Manager is completely oblivious to what goes around him and takes little interest in employees professional growth and in fostering a happy and productive enviorment for his herd. From manager to the group leader and than to some project leaders (at the PR&D section) you will find personals who don't have the credentials as well as the aptitude and the attitude to be at the position where they are now. And in my opinion lack of competent employees is the root of all of Forest current problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To higher managments I would say that its high time for them to start involving actively in grading the perfomance of all employees at most crucial departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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