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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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Site Manager in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Site Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working with very experienced co-workers. The workload is very fair with 1-2 protocols.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes with the merging of companies and future is uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reassure employees there will be future work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Sales Representative

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

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, good products, good incentives. Your work load really depends on your manager.

    Cons

    The company is not the same with the new CEO. Delayed rankings, constantly changing how you are ranked, very outdated expense report system that takes forever, each rep sells 4-5 products that are completely different, lower base salary then most other pharm companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company...

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to build a career. Forest has always had a strong vision in a very competitive industry and was a great place to work for many years. They emphasized training and an entrepreneurial approach to sales.

    Cons

    In the end they became a bit resistant to change and adapt to the market. With the new CEO and merger this only got worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a very honest look at the changes in the healthcare market and how to best sell in those markets that have been most effected. The old-school "reach and frequency" model of selling will not work in every market.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I thought this was a great job with some exceptionally talented reps and management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Great management that was fair and skilled at employee development. Talented reps and healthy culture.

    Cons

    Probably industry wide. Admins run company and many decisions without any clue about what is happening in the field. Bad targets, poor reporting. Etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job to all the DMs, RDs, and trainers. Way up the ladder maybe you all need to trust those employees.

  6.  

    Treated LIke Family

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

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Prior to our company being acquired, the employees were all treated very well in terms of bonuses, raises, stock options and retirement compensation.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, yearly performance reviews meant close to nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful

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

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

    Pros

    Family orientated, and good place to work

    Cons

    did not want to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more interest in office culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very professional

    Former Employee - Infrastructure PM
    Former Employee - Infrastructure PM

    I worked at Forest Labs as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Projects under a PMO office

    Cons

    Working with some unprofessional outside vendors

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    BI Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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