Forest Labs Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Good company, Good people

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Fresh new company in Canada

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Spec Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Spec Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Forest Labs as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Startup in Canada, great people, huge opportunities

    Cons

    Systems and processes still being developed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the entrepreneurial spirit and empowerment initiatives. Build your salesforce ASAP!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Many Changes at FRX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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

  6. Very Happy to work here.

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    work culture and environment. No pressure or tension.

    Cons

    Must adopt new techniques and methodologies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. They provide some good perks

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

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    They had a technical 35 hour work week; although many worked more than that. Also in the summer they had half day fridays; you worked a little long monday to thursday but had a longer weekend.

    Cons

    The culture is changing they dont come across as caring about their people as they used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of people talk make it seem like they like you but then talk bad behind your back. Be aware of under the surface concerns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Forest is very good place to work

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

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Very diversified, good technology, great people

    Cons

    a little slow to move, little sense of empowerment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Former Employee - Associate Director

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    management will reward good work; congenial work environment; people are younger than in the rest of Pharma; good location

    Cons

    small company management with big Pharma goals; marketing has a big voice there; your career advancement highly depends on who's advocating for you from above, so politics plays a big role; flexible work options not allowed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding good work to keep your talented employees; allow for flexible work options for those who put in extra time and effort for the company

    Recommends
  10. Nice place to work!

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Forest Labs

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

    I worked at Forest Labs

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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