Mission Pharmacal

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Mission Pharmacal Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
11 Reviews
3.4
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very Comfortable if you're ok with below industry average salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Mission Pharmacal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, manager leaves you alone, and job security is one of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Low compensation for industry and growth opportunities are unclear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to up the compensation to avoid turnover and get some new products in the pipeline. Very good job otherwise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small company with mediocre products and little coverage

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Mission Pharmacal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Typical pharm job. Great co-workers. WAS a solid company with great Job security, not so sure anymore. No limit for expense account.

    Cons

    Terrible upper-level management. Poor training, products are dogs, nothing is covered. No game changers. Low pay, bonuses are constantly changing. Little room to grow within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about which products you obtain. IF you do obtain a new product, you must learn to train your employees better. Also spend some money on national campaigns or advertising and quit wasting it on trips to the Bahamas. If you want to keep more employees and not have such a high turnover rate, offer your sales reps more money on the back end. Quit the REAL program, nobody wants points to go buy a new bbq, they would much rather have the cash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looks great on the outside....internally, a totally different situation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Mission Pharmacal full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you are trying to break into pharma for the first time. This is a place to learn, not to move.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was terrible. Upper management had no idea what the bottom line on the street was. Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to the people that pound the pavement and are selling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great small pharma company, but not much room for career growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I worked at Mission Pharmacal full-time

    Pros

    They really care about their employees and you aren't just a number. At Mission you won't feel worried about job security and they don't really have lay-offs. They are generous with vacation time and many paid holidays throughout the year! Brand new company car (Chevy Equinox).

    Cons

    The pay is incredibly low which is why the turnover rate is high. Also because this is a smaller company people wear many hats and you don't really know who is in charge of what. Things are not run as efficiently as possible. If you are in one of their specialty divisions you're territory will be gigantic and almost un-manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work as far as making sure the employees really feel appreciated. Push to get the base increased and there will be much less turnover!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing culture compared to big pharma. Generous upper management who really look out for you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I have been working at Mission Pharmacal full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sellable products. Innovative company. If you get in, they will invest heavily into you.

    Cons

    Wish the pay was greater, but they do put a lot of money into you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and remember your infantry in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Territory Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mission Pharmacal full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small company, care about employees, privately owned, no stock prices to worry about so better job security.

    Cons

    Not much! Compensation is a little low and bonus structure gets a little getting used to but the pros outweigh the cons.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Overall, a good job, but with limited opportunities

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    Former Employee - R&D Chemist in Boerne, TX
    Former Employee - R&D Chemist in Boerne, TX

    I worked at Mission Pharmacal full-time

    Pros

    The work hours were very good (37.5 was considered full-time), and my colleagues were generally very friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    There is a lack of opportunity for younger employees who hope to gain experience and advance within a company. I am glad I was able to work for Mission, but I am also glad I left the company. There is very limited room for advancement and the overall atmosphere is "laid back," though many of the younger employees are slightly frustrated by the lack of challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    For the San Antonio, TX area, it's a good place to work as a chemist

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research & Development Chemist in Boerne, TX
    Former Employee - Research & Development Chemist in Boerne, TX

    I worked at Mission Pharmacal

    Pros

    Management supports a good work/life balance -- they understand that the vast majority of their employees commute from nearby cities and take this into account when determining how many hours employees to work to be full time.

    Very laid back atmosphere with great co-workers.

    A lot of autonomy.

    A great place to work if you want to be home with your family.

    Cons

    Not a lot of challenge or ways to advance in the company. Not a great place to be if you're ambitious.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Really easy job, not very challenging or stressfull.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist in Boerne, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in Boerne, TX

    I have been working at Mission Pharmacal

    Pros

    There are some very good reasons to work here. The benefits are pretty good. They include 4 weeks of pto, yearly bonuses (most years), modest raises. The environment is pretty laid back, and there is no stress to speak of. They pay is also pretty good when compared to the same position at other companies in the area. The good side of us being so understaffed is that the company almost never lays anybody off.

    Cons

    promotions are few and far between. Because of the lack of opportunity for advancement and the long commute, the turnover rate is high. Good work often goes unnoticed. There is little professional development to speak of.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A Relaxed Atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research & Development Chemist in Boerne, TX
    Current Employee - Research & Development Chemist in Boerne, TX

    I have been working at Mission Pharmacal

    Pros

    This is a great job for a person who wants a quiet life with lots of free time for family or other activities. The work week was just short of 40 hours (the company shortened the work week because most of the employees worked in nearby cities/towns with a far commute).

    Cons

    Not much of an intellectual challenge and not much room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more business oriented and take the risk to expand R&D by hiring more experienced/educated workers -- any paying them accordingly.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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