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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

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Former Employee - Associate Director

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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


  2. Good pharma company in NYC

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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