Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
125 Reviews
3.1
125 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It was a nice place to work, good benefits and many career opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and work life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is not the same with the new CEO (in 9 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Territory Sales Rep review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Representative

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company car, one great drug(Linzess), good area business directors

    Cons

    Middle management micro manages sales reps. Reps are happy if they have a good manager and miserable if they don't. A lot of them are creepy just like many of the regional directors. In many regions Forest is a modern day, "Good old boys club." Large pod structure is a disaster. Doctors hate seeing several reps from the same company especially because they are not bringing the same value as they once did in the Lexapro days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 1/3 of the DM's and the pod structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Educational experience at Forest Laboratories.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sample Compliance Support Coordinator in Commack, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great business, good people, and great benefits.

    Cons

    The company down sized and it was sold.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forest Labs

    Pros

    You are given a compnay car.

    Cons

    Horrible company to work with. Horrible management, immoral and low pay.

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  5.  

    Fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced energy, good learning environment and compensation that is competitive in the industry

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge, constant change, company going through integration, job cuts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The job was interest,but firm has been acquired by another company and will leave NYC soom

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a good place for analysts etc, but support staff underpaided

    Cons

    Massive layoffs, firm acquired by another firm and being dismantled and absorbed into company that bought us

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Foresxt is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY (US)

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and good benefit package, pleanty of room for growth, flexible work hours and a lot of talented people.

    Cons

    Some managers are very poor leaders and they do not offer enough training and mentoring of their teams to help them succeed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Was a good company until Brent came along..........

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Was a good company until it was sold

    Cons

    Same as pro's, also very little in way of advancment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE BRENT!!!!!!!! He destroyed a good company for his own financial reward. Made sure he had a job and scr$%^ed everyone else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    BI Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BI Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - BI Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work for

    Cons

    No training available for employess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to empower your employee with training and other resources

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Miserable Leadership and Scapegoat Culture. Highly Unethical and Unqualified Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Commack, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Commack, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    They pay well in exchange for abuse.

    Cons

    You must be able to endure abuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop dead! Go to hell! Get rectal cancer!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to learn and grow. Unfortunately, they were bought out and plan to dump everyone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Commack, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Commack, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to receive training and participate in many different work challenges.

    Cons

    Hierarchy and career ladders were very set in stone. PhDs always took a higher spot over those without. Now that they were purchased, layoffs everywhere. Expect more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and honest with those who are left on your staff. If they are going to lose their jobs, they deserve to know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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