Forest Labs Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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  1. sales rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good team, good manager, not rocket science

    Cons

    to make good commission you need a good territory with coverage

  2. My experience with Forest was very good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Forest is the good management team they have in place. They are really good at coaching and helping you achieve your goals.

    Cons

    The company just got bought out by Activis. Their is a lot of changes taking place.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Territory Sales Representative- Great way to get your foot in the door to Pharma

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative

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

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

    Pros

    Forest provided a very in depth training program that helped you learn the products well. They were constantly looking at compensation policies and changing them to help you make more money and making sure they were as fair as possible. Great benefits, plenty of time off, plenty of sick days, company car, gas, cell phone, internet paid. A lot of new products and new products in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Some expectations were unrealistic. Policies were for the company as a whole and did not take into consideration how different the markets or different territories could be. Targets were assigned by a computer program or someone in an office who had no knowledge of the territory. Reporting seemed to always be delayed and not accurate as well.

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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. Good Place/

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Commack, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs

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

    Pros

    Office culture, benefits made your time go buy a lot smoother

    Cons

    Very little communication; work was monotonous

    Advice to Management

    None

  7. 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!

  8. It was a great work environment with opportunity to make money.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    They premote within the company and if you are ranked high you will get must jobs you apply for.

    Cons

    They had a stacked ranking that was not fair and that caused a lot of people to move on or get pushed out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you reps.

  9. Medical Sales Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Marquette, MI
    Former Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Marquette, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Minimal cost for company car usage (100/month), good health insurance options

    Cons

    Vacation time is minimal, unrealistic expectation for calls/day (10+)

  10. 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!

  11. Not a great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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