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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated November 21, 2016
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  1. "field sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - M Edical Sales Territory Representative in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - M Edical Sales Territory Representative in Fairfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great pay, benefits and training

    Cons

    bought by actavis so laid off

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forest provided me with great skills during my tenure there. The employees are very professional and worked diligently for the company.

    Cons

    Unfortuntely due to a merger Forest is no longer the same company it used to be. Now there are less employees and most of the locations are now closed.


  3. "Forest Labs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "senior manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Some of the main pros were good pay, stock options, great benefits, smart and talented colleagues and it used to be located in the heart of Manhattan.

    Cons

    The structure could be very hierarchical and the headquarters were in Manhattan which was not for everyone. Now they are in Jersey City, New Jersey.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is to make sure that talented employees are recognized and rewarded for their talent and not overlooked in the busy culture that it is.


  7. "generally ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place to start in pharma

    Cons

    no upward movement, micro mgmt

    Advice to Management

    better career advancement/ coaching


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are driven and focused to get the job done, fast-paced environment, not too much protocols

    Cons

    Computer hardware and software need updating

    Advice to Management

    Better work-life balance for employees, especially that most of them commute from afar


  9. "My experience with Forest was very good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Forest is the good management team they have in place. They are really good at coaching and helping you achieve your goals.

    Cons

    The company just got bought out by Activis. Their is a lot of changes taking place.


  10. "Good Place/"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture, benefits made your time go buy a lot smoother

    Cons

    Very little communication; work was monotonous

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "It was a great work environment with opportunity to make money."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They premote within the company and if you are ranked high you will get must jobs you apply for.

    Cons

    They had a stacked ranking that was not fair and that caused a lot of people to move on or get pushed out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you reps.



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