Fast-paced work environment with challenging projects to manage
Manager (Current Employee), New York – May 11, 2013
Forest provides a dynamic and challenging work environment. I've learned how to effectively manage projects, people and priorities. Each day is different, which forces me to handle change and stress well. The hardest part is juggling many initiatives with stringent deadlines and the most enjoyable is that I'm never bored.
Accounts Payable Department Horrible work environment
accounts payable temp (Former Employee), Hauppague, NY – April 9, 2013
Pros: temp salary was ok for the time and economy
Cons: work environment
They go through many temps. They tell people temp to hire but many temps if they stay are there a year or longer and never get hired. You are not allowed to talk or laugh while working .. it is so quiet all you hear is the keyboards. If this is a work environment for you apply for the job.
Heavy and slow traffic in and out of the Hauppague industrial – more... park. – less
Faciliites Maintenance (Former Employee), Commack, NY – March 21, 2013
I see all these reviews that are good...what they don't tell you is that it depends on what department you're in...sales is great, R&D great...Facilities is horrible, managers are not quailified to clean dog kennels, they have zero working knowledge of facilities nor people skills. I left here in a heartbeat even for less pay (which is below standards – more... anyway)...Racism, discrimination, labor issues all over this place and LI hr is the worst....good luck if you get in... – less
Consultant (Former Employee), New York, NY – January 29, 2013
I did not work directly for Forest Laboratories but was employed through a staffing agency with them for three years. Everyone I worked with was extremely engaged and helpful. I also saw the company's commitment towards providing career development opportunities and promoting a strong work/life balance.
Management manages by fear tactics. No creativity in management.
Specialty Representative (Former Employee), Portland, Oregon – January 15, 2013
Pros: good base salary if you are looking to break into the pharmaceutical industry.
Cons: very poor, immature management in the sales division.
In my opinion Forest is a place that a person should plan as using as a stepping stone to better places in the Pharmaceutical industry. The company so mishandles their representatives in almost every way imaginable that it is hard to know where to begin a review of the sales side of Forest.
They measure of success at Forest is getting 75% signatures – more... for samples from "A" customers. Reps are falling over one another to get their call quotas in for the day. I can compare my experience at Forest with that of my experience at Merck. Merck was infinitely a better company to work for.
I have had success in pharmaceutical sales but after 6 months at Forest I wanted to just get out as fast as I could.
The culture here is unbelievably poor. Back-Stabbing and Back-Biting is rampant. It was like a kindergarten class than a pharmaceutical company. Sorry, But this is my honest evaluation. I typically can see the good in a bad situation but this time it was not possible. – less
Non Ethical Institution which Requires Employees Waive Right to Sue When Separating from Company
Associate Director CNS (Former Employee), Jersey City NJ – January 9, 2013
Cons: management and workload
Started as a consultant worked 15 hrs days. A very dog eat dog atmosphere very petty and insane amount of nepotism. When I was hired permanent my job did not change no growth, and it was encouraged to lack ethics in decisions. CEO flaunt his homes by showing pictures, and senior management makes leud race, gender and religious jokes. I felt totally – more... robbed when I poored myself into this job. Wish I quit after a year but wanted stability for my family and all I received was stress and lack of respect from the leadership. – less
Manager (Former Employee), New York – July 23, 2012
Pros: half day fridays, free coffee and air conditioning
Cons: just about everything else
Forest believes it is a serious multinational drug company...and are sadly mistaken! They have too many processes, not enough resources and a phony superficial corporate culture. It always seemed like the company was trying to do things on the cheap by cutting corners. Basically it's not really a company that one could feel proud to work for.
Management – more... support is non-existent, training is pitiful and everyone tries to CYA. Leadership is a shambles. They do not listen or take action when so many employees have complained. – less