Forest Labs

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One of the few places in pharma they are hiring

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Forest Labs

Pros

Strong cash position, staffing up, not downsizing yet

Cons

If you are your own man/woman look out. Micromanagement that is downright annoying. If you were not there at the beginning your experience will be second class. Duplicity and backstabbing are the rule in FRI.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The organization is upside down, you hire experienced people from great companies, but ignore them regularly. I would not be able to encourage someone I respected to work here, unless they were looking for a shorter leash.

Doesn't Recommend
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    some good, some less good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    CEO is ethical.
    Smaller pharma
    competitive salaries
    competitive benefits package
    some very good managers
    some excellent very bright and hardworking colleagues on the scientific side

    Cons

    Growing pains
    increasing bureaucracy
    less time off, smaller bonuses than other pharmas
    very lean staffing, huge workload
    drug development is turning into an assesmbly line that is being sped up with out regard for worker burnout
    quantity and timelines taking precedent in recent years vs. quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be careful of employee burnout at Forest Research Institute
    remember the old saying that one can have timelines, budget, or quality but not all 3

    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    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

    Recommends
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