Forest Labs Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Congenial environment, decent opportunities for advancement and management that is open and honest with all.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Congenial environment, managment is up front and honest about future plans.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are very slightly lower than other leading pharmas.... but only slightly. Location in Jersey City seems to be mostly a down side but of course it depends are your specific needs.

    Advice to Management

    Standards are designed and implemented but not always followed.completely.. not always clear to all levels of staff.


  2. Excellent place to start a career but do not expect to receive a good salary.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent place to start a career. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Below average salaries and compensations (including vacation days).

    Advice to Management

    To retain talented young professionals the company needs to pay at least market average salary.


  3. Forest was okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good projects Based on research, not on crazy ideas Everyone was really nice and helpful once you get to know them I really liked a lot of the management

    Cons

    Some micromanaging Too hierarchical, not enough room to make independent decsions Lots of politics that came to the forefront quickly

    Advice to Management

    It would be good to treat all employees the same, the assistants are your backbone and should be treated that way.


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  5. Forest Labs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FOrest has good pay and good benefits. The people really do care about the company and the management seems to aswell.

    Cons

    There is alot of politics and Forest seems to have a bad reputation among the sales force. Additionally, it is highly structured and you cannot advance redily before its time...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Keep it family friendly and keep the generous profit sharing plan in place. Also, keep the office nice!


  6. Nice place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work-family balance. Nice benefits, clean environment, nice people, decent location, minimal micromanagement from the executive level.

    Cons

    SALARY!!!!! Clearly well-below average. Other than that, it would be career opportunity. They do not have a good career path for employees; therefore, we rarely retain good to excellent talent. It seems to be a "starting" place for many college graduates and then they move on. Executives seem "okay" with this concept.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay people what they deserve with respect to other jobs in the same market. We have a talented group of people and it would be wise to retain best talent as opposed to train and rehire, constantly!


  7. Forest is very good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer/Write in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer/Write in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very diversified, good technology, great people

    Cons

    a little slow to move, little sense of empowerment

    Advice to Management

    Empower people more, you will be pleasantly surprised how well they respond.


  8. Positive

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity to impact and take business to the next level

    Cons

    Need better spherical/global focus and less individual silo approach. To many work in a vacum.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change


  9. Frx was a very good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    The salaries at Frx were competitive.

    Cons

    In some departments it was more difficult to advance from within


  10. Many Changes at FRX

    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small, personal environment, little bureaucracy, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Downsizing in progress, new CEO, uncertain future

    Advice to Management

    Company is a well oiled machine, do not change that much!


  11. Good company, Good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working 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

    Very nice office environment, good location, management values opinion from all levels, good communication, good benefits, ability to move up in many groups

    Cons

    Limited product range is the company's biggest problem. Some managers are not good leaders. The new management is putting lot of strains.



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