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Contract Pharmaceutical Sales

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative  in  Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

Pros

Good alternative for experienced sales reps who are having challenges landing a position directly with a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Good Salary and good benefits in comparison to other outside sales positions in other industries. Contract Pharmaceutical Sales is where the Pharmaceutical Industry is heading. It is more cost efficient and give pharmaceutical manufacturers more flexibility hiring a contract sales organization like Quintiles. Quintiles has sales contract with 15/20 of the largest pharmaceutical organizations worldwide.

Usually sales resp get car allowance rather than a company car. If a sales rep performs well for a manufacturer, there is usually some opportunities to get hired on directly.

Cons

Depending on the contract, you might have two managers. One for Quintiles, and one for the manufacturer you represent. Sometimes the manufacturer treats you as one of their own, other times they treat you like an ugly step child. It really depends on the contract.
Salary is usually about 10-15% less than what you can make working directly for a manufacturer. Not as much job security because even though there is a contract term, it can be cancelled whenever the manufacturer chooses.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

After a sales contract is ended, the contract organization should do more to secure new positions for their quality sales reps.

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Other reviews for Quintiles

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits, lots of career paths

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Auditor  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - QA Auditor in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Professional development is emphasized by management. Employee engagement statistics are truly important to management and changes are made as a result of the annual questionnaire. Benefits are much better than average for a CRO. The are many career paths available.

    Cons

    Training is not good. Its the sink or swim method. Management appears to not get much training on how to interact with people effectively and compassionately. Management tends to be parental and micro-managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See "Cons" section.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun people, challenging and engaging work

    Cons

    at times not too much stuff to do

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