Forest Labs
2.8 of 5 80 reviews
www.frx.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Forest Labs Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014

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64% Approve of the CEO

Forest Labs Chairman and CEO Howard Solomon

Howard Solomon

(42 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits and vacation policy"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Startup in Canada, great people, huge opportunities"
    in 4 reviews
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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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memorable experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsJob security and nice colleagues

ConsNeed a career path for positions without supervisory experience

Advice to Senior ManagementLess micromanagement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not for a true sales professional

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Forest Labs

ProsLaunch and call experience. Initial corporate training was solid. Profit sharing.

ConsTerribly micromanaged, incompetent managers, highly immature sales people. Lowest paying company in the industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring inexperienced and hire tenured reps and pay them!

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Stable, opportunity based on skill is lacking.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time

ProsStable, and company has great pipeline for job security for non-upwardly mobile

ConsLittle opportunity to move up on shear work product and ethical standards, which can disregard hard work from smart people with strong conviction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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Sales Rep

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlourishing company, many new products in pipeline, stability
Benefits great, vacation time great

ConsSalary on the lower end, say bonus are uncapped, but not true.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to field representatives more, because they are living it everyday. Stop drinking the corp. koolaid

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Forest Labs

ProsEasy day at work and fun people

ConsLack of career development not much to learn

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't have one. Provide more opportunities

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Up and down

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Forest Labs full-time

ProsEasy work....can do as little or as much work as you want.

ConsNo motivation to work hard.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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 challenging experience

Clinical Trial Assistant (Former Employee)
Hauppauge, NY (US)

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

ProsFast pace, FDA perimeters deadline reports, good people on the team.

ConsCheap selfish managers, untruthful, cliquish leadership.

Advice to Senior Managementshow more respect to the "grunt force", update your salary levels

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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