Forest Labs Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Brenton L. Saunders
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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)

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT PMO Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT PMO Portfolio Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    local company easy to commute to by car

    Cons

    very political environment, high level of mistrust


  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great products, great partners, great real estate.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and new management destroyed the company at the expense of hard working employees in order to add eight figures to a few coffers. Lack of diversity and females in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Current CEO is a corporate raider and cannot effectively run a pharmaceuticals company. His strategy is acquisition and/or sale.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not a Good Place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Work life balance is something that is not an issue with this company. Work about 6 hours per day. Compensation is well below average.

    Cons

    Compensation is well below industry standards. The management is does not have a clue about what it takes to build relationships or drive sales.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be robots. Take an interest in your clients. The reward will be increased sales, instead of trying to create a market that does not really exist.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    So Glad to no longer be a deckhand on the Titanic.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Commack, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs

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

    Pros

    At least the checks cleared and the health care benefits were ok.

    Cons

    Toxic management and culture. Complete lack of leadership. Lack of ethics and integrity. More focused on shareholder value than on the people making the place function.

    Advice to Management

    Drop dead!


  6. Not a great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Jersey City, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting projects
    Relatively few layers of management

    Cons

    Lack of transparency
    No career development
    Little work life balance
    Inexperienced managers
    Good performance is not rewarded or recognized

    Advice to Management

    Managers need training on how to manage


  7. Don't work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    You are given a compnay car.

    Cons

    Horrible company to work with. Horrible management, immoral and low pay.


  8. WAS nice to work there...

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Company values were strong, work-life balance was available, picnic and great holiday parties were fun, good rapport with coworkers.

    Cons

    NOW... toxic, tense, unstable, unreliable - new CEO and his home-grown staff are home-grown liars.

    Advice to Management

    You reap what you sow - you accepted a deal that has created chaos in the lives of Forest employees. Only the employees are suffering as you and your people have safely negotiated your millions. You don't feel the pain of your actions now, buddy, but what you do here, you pay for here. Don't ever fool yourself into thinking you'll be sheltered from this cruel and heartless act. Nothing is forever, remember that.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Cheapest Company Ever

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good culture, co-workers are good to work with.

    Cons

    I was so grossly under paid for the job I was doing. I had to finally take a full time job after the recession. I had been working for over 20 years yet they paid me as though I was an entry level person. Even my title was entry level. That's how they got around paying me nothing.


  10. DISGRACEFUL!!! My friend tempted at Forest for FOUR YEARS without getting hired, and now he will be laid off in May!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Trials Manufacturing Technician in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Clinical Trials Manufacturing Technician in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    This company offers work that could have great career potential, except that Forest would rather use a temp worker for four years and never hire him, then lay him off while he is still a temp. The employees are generally good to work with though, and the work itself is interesting.

    Cons

    This company does not care about its employees. It only really cares about profits. The fact that they kept a temp worker on for four years without hiring him is absolutely disgraceful.

    Advice to Management

    Develop compassion and emotions and a sense of gratitude and loyalty to your employees, including temporary workers!


  11. Not for a true sales professional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Launch and call experience. Initial corporate training was solid. Profit sharing.

    Cons

    Terribly micromanaged, incompetent managers, highly immature sales people. Lowest paying company in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring inexperienced and hire tenured reps and pay them!



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