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Forest Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 27, 2018
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  1. "Associate Manager Distribution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Treated employees like family.

    Cons

    There are not any negative comments to make.


  2. "underpaid for amount of responsibilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, reports, benefits, hours, car

    Cons

    accuracy, commission lacking for sales achieved

  3. "Senior Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and employee benefits

    Cons

    The management was unrthical and poor

    Advice to Management

    Members of management are unethical


  4. "Poor management with ok products"

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

    I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Salary was ok, commission was great, health benefits were great

    Cons

    Manager turnover was rampant. The last manager I had was terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror


  5. "Forest"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a company committed to their employees.

    Cons

    It allowed the lure of big pharma to change entire corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for individual styles.


  6. "Starting Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great sales experience. Initial & ongoing training are exceptional.

    Cons

    Territory is large & requires extensive driving & overnights.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing reps & managers internally to maintain & enhance culture.


  7. "Sales- Hospital"

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    Former Employee - Institutional Sales Representative in Flo, TX
    Former Employee - Institutional Sales Representative in Flo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well established company with very good benefits; Well organized and training relatively straight forward. My management was highly qualified for said position and treated us in a professional manner.

    Cons

    Company is geared toward primary care so some may find it stifling in a hospital or specialty setting; As such, reps were required to share rooms at meetings which I found to be questionable from an hr standpoint in this day and age.

    Advice to Management

    Once a rep achieves a level of specialty or hospital, they should be treated in more of an adult manner . Most reps at that level do not need the hand holding or micromanagement; Overall a decent company to work for and I was grateful for the opportunity!

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    "Territory Representative"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relative autonomy, decent products, marketing materials

    Cons

    Poor company management, well above DM level. Too many reps on any particular team, forcing an unnecessary amount of repetitive visits and discussions with providers. Providers became annoyed and irritated with the constant barraging of visits, and were actually reluctant to use products due to poor managed care coverage


  9. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They treated me very well

    Cons

    Worked alone often and government regulations made it increasingly difficult


  10. "Company was good, management varied"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    loved working at Forest some years, especially if I had a good manager who helped me succeed.

    Cons

    There were a few terrible managers who could not help their representatives but blamed them for any issues regardless of insurance coverage in the area. There were a lot of issues with fairness toward female employees.

    Advice to Management

    I ultimately left because of a bad manager.


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