Forest Labs Reviews

Updated 21 September 2014
Updated 21 September 2014
117 Reviews
3.1
117 Reviews
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Brenton L. Saunders
11 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 4 reviews)


Cons
  • With new CEO, things changed; layoff and projects cancelled (in 7 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Greedy and Ageist Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good location, decent benefits and pretty good work-life balance. Overall, very nice people.

    Cons

    Upper management is greedy and focused on profits before all else. Instead of waiting to lay older employees off after the merger with Actavis in July, they did it in April to make sure they wouldn't get vested in their stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be ashamed of yourselves and the "Merger Success" bonuses you collected, while stealing money from people you very well know will have a difficult time finding another position. Shame on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs

    Pros

    Pay was great and people friendly.

    Cons

    You work extra hard especially for month end.

  3.  

    Used to be a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Family friendly-used to do a lot of stuff for families and a wonderful holiday party.

    Cons

    Don't think you are safe. Company was sold less than 6 months after new boss came in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little sympathy for those of us losing our jobs. Transparency would be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Territory Sales Rep review

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    Former Employee - Territory Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Representative

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time for 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
  6.  

    Educational experience at Forest Laboratories.

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    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 for 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time for 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
  9.  

    Fast paced

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    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 for 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.  

    Foresxt is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Commack, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Commack, NY (US)

    I have been working at Forest Labs full-time for 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
  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forest Labs full-time for 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

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