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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014

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3.0 104 reviews

14% Approve of the CEO

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Brenton L. Saunders

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It was a nice place to work, good benefits and many career opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and work life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • With new CEO, things changed; layoff and projects cancelled (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts (in 3 reviews)

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    A good company that FINISHED is best days!

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsGreat people and interesting work. You could learn a lot about the industry while continuing your education.

    ConsSome of the people should not have been in management. They truly made the environment TOXIC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo management team should be allowed to LINGER for 10+ years unless the company is doing tremendously over the course of those years. When people do not leave a company someone must put them out or nothing will change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior management lost it's way

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsForest was a company that offered a great deal of rapid upward mobility to many individuals. The current change brought about by restructuring and the sale to Actavis will likely continue to create opportunities for some individuals. The diversity of Forest's product portfolio allows the company to compete in several large therapeutic areas.

    ConsSenior management failed to capitalize on the revenue windfall generated by Lexapro and Namenda in their hey-day. Clinging to an antiquated commercial sales and marketing model has negatively affected earnings growth. Conducting business "with blinders on" weakened the stock price and allowed for a takeover by Actavis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf Forest will continue to function as an operating unit of Actavis it will be important to restructure senior management in sales, marketing, and contracting. The current group has proved unwilling to consider best practices executed by contemporaries in the industry. In a very direct manner this has led to the downfall of a once great sales and marketing organization. It will be imperative to introduce a culture willing to consider innovative ways of doing business in the new health care economy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    QC Chemist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood management, a company has good potential

    Conslocation, expensive living cost, stability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The company culture left with the former CEO. The future is uncertain.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsForest used to have a great benefit package, a holiday party that spared no expense, a company-wide picnic and other perks. The culture varies depending on the department, the management and the chemistry with your co-workers. Great place for growing if you are interested in the pharmaceutical industry

    ConsIt has gone through a change and the future is uncertain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to recognize and reward talent.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    henchmen coming

    Sales (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Proslegacy people have been great

    Conswe are being acquired and will no longer have our jobs

    Advice to Senior Managementstop lying to us

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting place to work...

    Sales Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood people in corporate office in NY

    ConsLots of lifetimes, meaning little room for mobility

    Advice to Senior Managementbe open and honest with staff. Promote people when they earn it.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging and Rewarding

    Quality Control Scientist II (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsLot's of work, minimal supervision, flexi-time, laptops to do your work, new equipment, great supervisors, great lab manager, modern, fair.

    ConsInterdepartment communication could be better, organisation could be better, a more focused approach to daily activities would be very beneficial to waste less time trying to figure out what's to be done, too much waiting for confirmations to carry out certain actions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a more harmonious work environment with less contradictions and more communication.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    my experience has been good

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Proscommute
    coffee machines in the office
    great staff

    Conssome leaders play favorites
    lack of transparency
    very little room for growth

    Advice to Senior Managementdevelop ways to use assistants for more than photocopies and answering the telephones, find out what skills they have and incorporate a way to use them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lot's to be proud of.

    Senior Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsProvided for a legacy of financial security for my family.

    ConsAt times can't see the "Forest for the Trees"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    memorable experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsJob security and nice colleagues

    ConsNeed a career path for positions without supervisory experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess micromanagement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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