Forest Research Institute

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Forest Research Institute Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
20 Reviews
3.2
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great but the changing industry has a big impact here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a small organization, where growth and learning opportunities were there, if you had the caliber to get it it. The office location is in exchange place and It's easily accessible via the public transport (Bus, path train and light rail). Newport is at walking distance from this place

    Cons

    With the changing industry and merger no one is exactly sure what the future holds. Everything that it used to be might just change in the upcoming months.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Director of Statistician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Research Institute

    Pros

    There are many knowlegeble statisticians and lots of work keeps you motivated.

    Cons

    Compensation is not that good. Managers are not very nice, and often yell at employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't yell at employees and take leadership training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Having great people should count! Too bad it is being acquire.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Research Institute

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow professionally. People are willing to help each other.
    Convenient location, easy to commute by bus, or train.

    Cons

    Do not drive to this location. Traffic is very heavy and parking is more expensive than food.
    It should have been acquire with all of the great workers. Is not the same any more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I am a former employee, laid off due to the Actavis acquisition.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Forest Research Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company so allows for greater opportunities (sometimes). Easily accessible by bus from Central NJ. Summers hours are offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Cons

    Overall, there is a lack of processes and general practices which causes a lack of continuity. Communication needs improvement within and across departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great group. Myopic company.

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Forest Research Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great talent, good exposure through cross functional teams.

    Cons

    Company does not believe in early development. Very risk averse. Sustainability unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During recent layoffs, talent should have been key to decision-making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    DD&R

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Research Institute

    Pros

    very dependent on your product team and group within line function, but can get lucky and have great co-workers

    Cons

    recent acquisition uncertainties and unknowns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    canned responses and speeches are tiring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company but major changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Research Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are top notch. Many opportunities for growth. Great benefits. A lot of work from home opportunities. Great annual bonus each year, company car.

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of changes / restructuring at the moment.

  9.  

    It was GREAT while it lasted!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Forest Research Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company was great for anyone who needed to learn the business. There company was not using state-of-the-art equipment or systems. You could learn in an easy environment.

    Cons

    Leadership was a concern. Very high turnover in the management and open positions stayed open for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't need advise now...the company has been sold. Very few people will remain after the final sale date.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Forest Research Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my tenure at Forest and the friendships I made there

    Cons

    The company itself was good; the location was not the best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great people to work with. Open communication, supportive teams, no walls between departments or colleagues.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Forest Research Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture of sharing knowledge and being supportive to your colleagues. Unlike giant pharma companies you are not going to be pigeon-holed into very limited function. You will learn a lot and fast from your co-workers. Flexible working hours, work-from-home available for some. A lot of freedom to manage your own projects. Management is very hands-off and does not breath down your neck. Pay and bonus packages are better than average.

    Cons

    Top-heavy. Too much management that makes no decisions or simply twirls thumbs. A lot of wheel-spinning from Senior directors and VPs. Management consists of large number of corporate bureaucrats. They are insecure in their abilities or value to the Co. and thus surround themselves with subservient yes-men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your focus on ROI. Stop spinning wheels Soviet style, get your focus on revenues instead of empty slogans and constantly changing special initiatives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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