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Forest Labs Reviews

Updated December 14, 2016
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  1. "good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the pay was good and the work was engaging. Good working relationship among all the groups

    Cons

    it was not easy to learn new skills, this was not a priority


  2. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    best company to work for
    Smart and focus
    great benefits

    Cons

    Should not have sell the company

    Advice to Management

    Why they sold the company


  3. "Friendly Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great place to work

    Cons

    Company no longer exists anymore


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  5. "Too bad it closed"

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment, great and talented people that worked together well. Benefits and work/life balance were excellent. Until actavis merger, holiday party and other employee-oriented functions. Good coffee.

    Cons

    The last few years were tumultuous with activist investors. Morale began to decrease with the changes and promotion freezing, etc.


  6. "Great Company, Great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commack, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Labs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are great
    company offers great benefit/compensation package

    Cons

    lots of politics sometimes
    moving up not always easy

    Advice to Management

    shouldnt have sold..


  7. "Pro Employee company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    career growth, work-life balance, great people, happy people, you get half a day off on fridays in the summer, Its in midtown manhattan

    Cons

    Small pharma, small basket of products

    Advice to Management

    diversify products. All the eggs seem to be in one basket.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding place to work if you're involved in the core business."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Analyst, Clinical Operations in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Document Analyst, Clinical Operations in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues told me that Forest had an excellent Work/Life balance compared to other pharma companies. Solid leadership at the top, good benefits package. Opportunities to learn, encouraged to attend at least one conference/training session per year.

    Cons

    Inefficient operations, redundant depts and too many middle managers even after reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Company is doing well but that may be contributing to inefficiencies. It's time to cut the fat from operations and merge document/regulatory functions.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work, good environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice office environment, good location, some managers value opinions from all levels (including below their own). Good benefit package. Ability to move up in many groups.

    Cons

    I hear that pay is low compared to others. Have seen others reach the top in their group and then leave. Some managers aren't good leaders. Management is often not transparent about the plans and goals for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure managers have management experience or are trained to be good managers.


  10. "Congenial environment, decent opportunities for advancement and management that is open and honest with all."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Congenial environment, managment is up front and honest about future plans.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are very slightly lower than other leading pharmas.... but only slightly. Location in Jersey City seems to be mostly a down side but of course it depends are your specific needs.

    Advice to Management

    Standards are designed and implemented but not always followed.completely.. not always clear to all levels of staff.


  11. "Excellent place to start a career but do not expect to receive a good salary."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Scientist in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent place to start a career. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Below average salaries and compensations (including vacation days).

    Advice to Management

    To retain talented young professionals the company needs to pay at least market average salary.



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