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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated August 31, 2016
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Tough Business"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility to fit in duties as a parent.
    Decent support with samples, collateral and contact with managers
    Plenty of room for entertainment expense

    Cons

    Drug pipeline was limited.
    Some management seemed to not have the respect of upper management
    Training was thorough but did not prepare you for the field
    Struggle with drugs that were considered"old"
    Felt like a food delivery boy

    Advice to Management

    Would prefer that there was a better "real world" training system. Use actual doctors, nurses, etc. for training. Figure out a better way to provide information that would help the doctors pay attention. Look for creativity outside of Pharma Code. So much money is spent on non-decision makers to get to to the decision maker.


  2. "QA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with mostly. Education allowance available.

    Cons

    No career progression, no chance for raise/promotion. Moved departments to job with more responsibility but no more benefits.


  3. "Forest review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I cannot think of any

    Cons

    Terrible middle management. Huge turn over at all levels. Unclear and shady commission structure. No value on reps. Too many reps in each territory


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  5. "I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethical, good pay, educational, fast paced.

    Cons

    Lots of changes a little too fast, big pharma.


  6. "Forest Labs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Good company .... great working environment. Great people.

    Cons

    None that is staggering...sometimes the usual office politics.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, and the exciting new projects which I have helped develop.

    Cons

    Current Management's M&A activity leaves no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Work for share holder value, AND employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Scientist I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company, a great company culture. colleagues are nice, and flexible working schedule

    Cons

    company's research ability is not the top


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stock driven.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for an intro position into medical sales

    Cons

    Micro management is the standard


  10. Helpful (1)

    "sales rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good team, good manager, not rocket science

    Cons

    to make good commission you need a good territory with coverage


  11. Helpful (1)

    "It was a good company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It no longer exists due to acquisition.



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