Forest Labs
2.8 of 5 81 reviews
www.frx.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Forest Labs Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014

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64% Approve of the CEO

Forest Labs Chairman and CEO Howard Solomon

Howard Solomon

(42 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Manager (Current Employee)
Commack, NY (US)

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat benefits including stock options. Great people.

Consgoing through a major merger over the next few months, currently no clarify on future of this combined company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Forest Labs

ProsForest Labs provided the opportunity to work in a variety of therapeutic areas and with global co-development partners of all sizes.

ConsCurrently very strained environment due to reorganization, downsizing and pending sale to Actavis.

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In the middle of a merger - being bought by Actavis

Senior Statistical Programmer (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ (US)

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPeople are mostly friendly, educated, and intelligent. There is work for you if you are good. Upper management is insightful and know what they are doing.

ConsSince this is a time of company merger transition, job uncertainty is prevalent. If you want to move up the ladder you need to be assertive and make your aspirations know, else you will be left behind.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe working business model of buying promising compounds and bringing them to market work well for Forest.

Since Howard Solomon has stepped down from the CEO position and the new president Brent Saunders has a track record of having a company he runs being bought, that is exactly what happened, in record time, less than six months of his arrival.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly, laid back environment. There is much room for growth for an admin including positions other than administrative assistants.

ConsThe company is going through a major restructuring with a new CEO and lay-offs. Not sure what type of company it will become once

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Overall very happy

Senior Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Forest Labs full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlexible work place for our department, not the same in others

ConsCompany got sold and employees are waiting to see if they have jobs...not a lot of work being done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, Good people

Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery nice office environment, good location, management values opinion from all levels, good communication, good benefits, ability to move up in many groups

ConsLimited product range is the company's biggest problem. Some managers are not good leaders. The new management is putting lot of strains.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fresh new company in Canada

Spec Representative (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Forest Labs as a contractor for less than a year

ProsStartup in Canada, great people, huge opportunities

ConsSystems and processes still being developed.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the entrepreneurial spirit and empowerment initiatives. Build your salesforce ASAP!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Many Changes at FRX

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmall, personal environment, little bureaucracy, great pay and benefits

ConsDownsizing in progress, new CEO, uncertain future

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is a well oiled machine, do not change that much!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Frx was a very good company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Forest Labs

ProsThe salaries at Frx were competitive.

ConsIn some departments it was more difficult to advance from within

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Very Happy to work here.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for more than a year

Proswork culture and environment. No pressure or tension.

ConsMust adopt new techniques and methodologies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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