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A great place to start in Pharmaceutical Sales

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Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL
Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL

I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Competitive salaries, good bonus structure, generous paid time off, excellent benefits, great teammates, company car, good products to promote, great strategic alliances, ability to move up

Cons

Micro management, poor sample delivery, a lot of interference by marketing with too many programs that take the focus off of the territory dynamics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep reps in the field

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  1. Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Big company with many outstanding benefits, good healthcare, 401K, profit sharing, pension plan, many minority programs.

    Cons

    often very political, slow moving, bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to hit quotas when hiring, let the best person get the job. A few less VP's and some faster decisions for internal projects that require significant funding. Embrace IT solutions but don't leave buying decisions to IT and avoid creating solution islands.

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    What was I thinking?

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Abbott Labs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Out of office all day. The friends you make during training become lifelong friends. Car allowance.

    Cons

    MICROMANAGEMENT. No future. Never know when you will be let go. No more access in doctors offices. Most doctors do not want you around. Busy work that has nothing to do with selling. Waiting in drug closets for an hour for a signature. Obamacare.

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    You have already killed this career.

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