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Good place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Associate Director
Former Employee - Associate Director

I worked at Forest Labs

Pros

management will reward good work; congenial work environment; people are younger than in the rest of Pharma; good location

Cons

small company management with big Pharma goals; marketing has a big voice there; your career advancement highly depends on who's advocating for you from above, so politics plays a big role; flexible work options not allowed

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep rewarding good work to keep your talented employees; allow for flexible work options for those who put in extra time and effort for the company

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    Good depending on who you know. Just OK otherwise.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    People are smart, at the lower levels at least. Can't speak for upper management.

    People are also hard-working and collaborative.

    Cons

    Rampant micromanagers every where. Sink or swim mentality, and it is difficult to push innovative marketing tactics through the approval process. Analysis paralysis. Not into risk taking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to embrace the changing market environment, and get with the times! Stop being such stick in the muds, please!

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good pharma company in NYC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Forest is a small organization which equals more visibility for employees giving them more opportunity for advancement, depending on your manager and the department in which you work you can really grow. Senior management appears to be very ethical but a little old-fashioned. As one of only two pharma companies with corporate offices in NYC it is a great location.

    Cons

    As a whole the organization is not open to alternative work arrangements, at the very senior level there is micro-management, and it is not the most diverse company. Though it doesn't have many layers it can be beaucratic and frustrating to push through new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For managers who have been at the company for many years -- 9 years plus -- encourage them to get continuing education in their field to stay cutting edge. Consider flexible work arrangements.

    No opinion of CEO
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