Forest Labs Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Used to be great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. generally ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to start in pharma

    Cons

    no upward movement, micro mgmt

    Advice to Management

    better career advancement/ coaching


  6. Previously a great company that was destroyed when upper management changed.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and coworkers e

    Cons

    No concern for employees: Only "share holder value enhancement"


  7. Helpful (1)

    Mostly positive. Constant turmoil with sales leadership.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Division Sales Manager

    I worked at Forest Labs

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    Micromanagement is common style. High Pressure.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Stock driven..

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs

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

    Pros

    Good for an intro position into medical sales

    Cons

    Micro management is the standard


  9. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    After a change in executive leadership the company lost its employee-friendly culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    If you owned stock in the company you were almost guaranteed to make money.

    Cons

    Seemingly arbitrary decisions were made to "streamline" the business with the true purpose, of positioning the firm for sale, being kept from the employees thereby fostering an atmosphere of distrust and an eventual "every man for himself" attitude being adopted by most.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and you will find that most will accept even unpleasant information regarding their future with the firm.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    People are driven and focused to get the job done, fast-paced environment, not too much protocols

    Cons

    Computer hardware and software need updating

    Advice to Management

    Better work-life balance for employees, especially that most of them commute from afar



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