Forest Labs Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Many Changes at FRX

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    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!


  2. Good company, Good people

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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  3. Overall very happy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work place for our department, not the same in others

    Cons

    Company got sold and employees are waiting to see if they have jobs...not a lot of work being done.


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  5. Administrative Assistant II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, laid back environment. There is much room for growth for an admin including positions other than administrative assistants.

    Cons

    The company is going through a major restructuring with a new CEO and lay-offs. Not sure what type of company it will become once


  6. In the middle of a merger - being bought by Actavis

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Statistical Programmer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Statistical Programmer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are mostly friendly, educated, and intelligent. There is work for you if you are good. Upper management is insightful and know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Since this is a time of company merger transition, job uncertainty is prevalent. If you want to move up the ladder you need to be assertive and make your aspirations know, else you will be left behind.

    Advice to Management

    The working business model of buying promising compounds and bringing them to market work well for Forest. Since Howard Solomon has stepped down from the CEO position and the new president Brent Saunders has a track record of having a company he runs being bought, that is exactly what happened, in record time, less than six months of his arrival.


  7. Was a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Forest Labs provided the opportunity to work in a variety of therapeutic areas and with global co-development partners of all sizes.

    Cons

    Currently very strained environment due to reorganization, downsizing and pending sale to Actavis.


  8. IT MANAGER

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including stock options. Great people.

    Cons

    going through a major merger over the next few months, currently no clarify on future of this combined company


  9. had great opportunity for growth and innovation until new leadership decided to go into huge cost cutting mode

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting and Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting and Finance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    new leadership is focused on shareholder value and not on the growth of the employees

    Advice to Management

    invest in your talent and improve morale


  10. Good growth company, but likely to change due to its acquisition by Activis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller pharma company with good products, intelligent people, less bureaucracy than big pharma.

    Cons

    Company hasn't adapted well to changes in the marketplace, resulting in vulnerability to acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Retain the best people for the long-term and be willing to entertain new ideas.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Was a great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    New CEO biggest liar I ever heard

    Advice to Management

    Too bad you sold out!



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