Forest Labs Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Brenton L. Saunders
36 Ratings

Pros
  • Good Benefits and work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Company values were strong, work-life balance was available, picnic and great holiday parties were fun, good rapport with coworkers (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is not the same with the new CEO (in 9 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A tremendous company and a spectacular ride in career & rewards

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forest Labs has great products, a stellar team, a bevy of new compounds coming to market in important categories where pay, benefits and career growth is possible for serious, dedicated team workers.

    Cons

    The company is undergoing great strains as it moves to a mature pharmaceutical company in a difficult market for sales at historical profitable levels. There will be a lot of turmoil in the next few years due to patent expiry in important products

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to better communicate with employees and the public about strategy, position the business is taking, and change in the marketplace as it pertains to the business.


  2. Wonderful Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, but still very professional and effective.

    Cons

    Bad coffee in the smaller break rooms,


  3. Great company. Only left because they were bought out.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Company was recently bought out so things will change significantly.


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  5. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Absence Management Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Absence Management Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented-great management-down to earth

    Cons

    Great career opportunity if it were not for the merger.


  6. Miserable Leadership and Scapegoat Culture. Highly Unethical and Unqualified Management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They pay well in exchange for abuse.

    Cons

    You must be able to endure abuse.

    Advice to Management

    Drop dead! Go to hell! Get rectal cancer!


  7. Foresxt is a great place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and good benefit package, pleanty of room for growth, flexible work hours and a lot of talented people.

    Cons

    Some managers are very poor leaders and they do not offer enough training and mentoring of their teams to help them succeed.


  8. Educational experience at Forest Laboratories.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great business, good people, and great benefits.

    Cons

    The company down sized and it was sold.


  9. Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forest has a very friendly, family type atmosphere, and cooperation among team members to accomplish a defined goal is encouraged and rewarded.

    Cons

    Being part of the very competitive pharmaceutical industry, it is subject to the prevailing market conditions, including generic competition.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Company no longer exists

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent company with a great business model.

    Cons

    Company was purchased by Actavis and ceased to exist.


  11. Hard to say goodbye

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked at the company for 10 plus years. Great people and great benefits.

    Cons

    Merged with another company and a lot of people were laid off.



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