Forest Labs Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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Brenton L. Saunders
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Pros
  • It was a nice place to work, good benefits and many career opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and work life balance (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. Scientist I

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company, a great company culture. colleagues are nice, and flexible working schedule

    Cons

    company's research ability is not the top

  2. Used to be great place

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was w great company until acquisition

    Cons

    Seemingly arbitrary job cuts and reorganize destroyed a great company

    Advice to Management

    Try and be more focused on your people and not as much on the bottom line. In the long run a great and happy work force will drive the bottom line.

  3. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    took over by actavis. new CEO messed up the company and sold it to Actavis.

    Cons

    good company to work for. great benefits. work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    none

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  5. It was a good company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It no longer exists due to acquisition.

  6. Outstanding company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forest Research Labs was a great place to work with outstanding employees and a great corporate culture.

    Cons

    Parking in Jersey City is challenging

    Advice to Management

    Well done!

  7. Hard to say goodbye

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    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.

  8. Company no longer exists

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Excellent company with a great business model.

    Cons

    Company was purchased by Actavis and ceased to exist.

  9. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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. Educational experience at Forest Laboratories.

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    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great business, good people, and great benefits.

    Cons

    The company down sized and it was sold.

  11. Foresxt is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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