Forest Labs Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Was a good company until Brent came along..........

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Was a good company until it was sold

    Cons

    Same as pro's, also very little in way of advancment

    Advice to Management

    FIRE BRENT!!!!!!!! He destroyed a good company for his own financial reward. Made sure he had a job and scr$%^ed everyone else


  2. Fast paced

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced energy, good learning environment and compensation that is competitive in the industry

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts


  3. Wonderful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Compliance in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Manager Compliance in Long Island City, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family orientated, and good place to work

    Cons

    did not want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    more interest in office culture.


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  5. I thought this was a great job with some exceptionally talented reps and management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Great management that was fair and skilled at employee development. Talented reps and healthy culture.

    Cons

    Probably industry wide. Admins run company and many decisions without any clue about what is happening in the field. Bad targets, poor reporting. Etc...

    Advice to Management

    Great job to all the DMs, RDs, and trainers. Way up the ladder maybe you all need to trust those employees.


  6. Great Company...

    • 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to build a career. Forest has always had a strong vision in a very competitive industry and was a great place to work for many years. They emphasized training and an entrepreneurial approach to sales.

    Cons

    In the end they became a bit resistant to change and adapt to the market. With the new CEO and merger this only got worse.

    Advice to Management

    Take a very honest look at the changes in the healthcare market and how to best sell in those markets that have been most effected. The old-school "reach and frequency" model of selling will not work in every market.


  7. Sales Representative

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, good products, good incentives. Your work load really depends on your manager.

    Cons

    The company is not the same with the new CEO. Delayed rankings, constantly changing how you are ranked, very outdated expense report system that takes forever, each rep sells 4-5 products that are completely different, lower base salary then most other pharm companies.


  8. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Site Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Site Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with very experienced co-workers. The workload is very fair with 1-2 protocols.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes with the merging of companies and future is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Reassure employees there will be future work.


  9. Awesome place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Forest labs took good care of its employees - benefits including pay, profit sharing, bonus etc and most importantly investment in the growth of employees by investing in training - both internal and seminar/specialized courses.

    Cons

    M&A posed typical challenges but it was managed reasonably well - but can always be improved.


  10. 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.


  11. Good Place/

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



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