Forest Labs Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
116 Reviews
3.1
116 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
11 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    my experience has been good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    commute
    coffee machines in the office
    great staff

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lot's to be proud of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Provided for a legacy of financial security for my family.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A Middling Place to Work, and That’s It

    • 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

    Pros

    1) Casual workplace, both in terms of dress and attitude. At no point did I feel like anyone was judging or treating me unfairly

    Cons

    1) Communication from internal leadership is almost nonexistent. In my time with the company, there were no communications to the team from the VP or Executive levels within my practice

    2) Many of the internal managers are given their roles because of how long they’ve been with the company and not because they have the skills, or even the interest, to lead. The career paths are unclear and encourage simply sticking around to get promoted

    3) Much of the workforce is comprised of ‘old timers’ with significant inertia and resistance to change. If you’re looking to run out the clock on your career, the pace may suit you. I wouldn’t recommend it as a place for younger workers to grow and to develop themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) There are many silos in the organization whereby people focus on the best solution for their group rather than working together to find the best solution for the company. There are no goals nor incentives to work with anyone but your own team

    2) Projects seem to get funded to address squeaky wheels rather than true business value. If you’re only focusing on the initiatives that people loudly bring to your attention, you’re focused on the wrong things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable, opportunity based on skill is lacking.

    • 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

    Pros

    Stable, and company has great pipeline for job security for non-upwardly mobile

    Cons

    Little opportunity to move up on shear work product and ethical standards, which can disregard hard work from smart people with strong conviction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    memorable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job security and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Need a career path for positions without supervisory experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micromanagement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Many Changes at FRX

    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Not for a true sales professional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Launch and call experience. Initial corporate training was solid. Profit sharing.

    Cons

    Terribly micromanaged, incompetent managers, highly immature sales people. Lowest paying company in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring inexperienced and hire tenured reps and pay them!

  9.  

    Sales Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flourishing company, many new products in pipeline, stability
    Benefits great, vacation time great

    Cons

    Salary on the lower end, say bonus are uncapped, but not true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to field representatives more, because they are living it everyday. Stop drinking the corp. koolaid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Chemist

    • 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

    Pros

    Easy day at work and fun people

    Cons

    Lack of career development not much to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have one. Provide more opportunities

  11.  

    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

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