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Forest Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Well established company with very good benefits; Well organized and training relatively straight forward (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits great training (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many reps on any particular team, forcing an unnecessary amount of repetitive visits and discussions with providers (in 5 reviews)

  • Management at the DM level doesn't always have the degree of professionalism that one might expect from an established company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, great marketing team. Training was fantastic

    Cons

    Managers expected a lot out of the sales reps and it became harder and harder to see Dr's face to face and therefore made it hard to do your job.


  5. "Great company then went thru a change"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Palm Springs, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Palm Springs, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Forest Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Managers. Awesome Team members. Wonderful training program.

    Cons

    1 terrible manager in the bunch makes for extreme micromanaging and endless amount of unnecessary work.


  6. "Good entry-level company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ICP was okay but it ALWAYS changed to tank you in the end.
    The portfolio contains sellable products.
    God things are in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Expect to be micro - managed and tracked. Goal are often unrealistic and leave you close to
    making decent money.
    You can't trust upper management and you will be bullied and lied to. WHEN a Manger crosses the line HR will not help you.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and don't say things that you don't mean. Stop trying to create an atmosphere of distrust on you team. Don't promote division!


  7. "Senior Sales representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crown Point, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crown Point, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forest Pharmaceuticals (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was fair and generous.

    Cons

    Industry is dwindling, no future,

  8. "Manager Customer Financial Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with great employees, benefits, and perks

    Cons

    Changed management and sold to Actavis. Closed Saint Louis facility as CEO moved to new company and left loyal Forest employees on unemployment line

    Advice to Management

    Company no longer in business as it was sold off and employees left to wonder why loyalty does not pay


  9. "exciting"

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    Former Employee - Bindery Specialist/Shipping and Receiving in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Bindery Specialist/Shipping and Receiving in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting and working with many types of nationalities.

    Cons

    Not being able to do over time

    Advice to Management

    Try to share more information about what's going on with different assignment it would be helpful.


  10. "Sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forest Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy job. Numbers don't matter as long as you show up you keep your job

    Cons

    You are free to do whatever you want as long as it's exactly what your manager says

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and let your reps sel


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