PDI Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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PDI CEO and Director Nancy Lurker
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Pros
  • Generous company holidays and bonus week between Christmas and New Years Day off (in 3 reviews)

  • Length of contracts with Pfizer seem to be somewhat stable (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management rarely communicates with sales force (in 5 reviews)

  • As a contract rep, it's the best position for part time work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PDI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Management. Good contracts coming in from Big pharmaceutical companies.

    Cons

    Contract sales. No job security

    Advice to Management

    Honest communication

  2. Outside sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I have been working at PDI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly people , variety of work

    Cons

    Low pay, unorganized, expect a lot but don't want to pay for the work

    Advice to Management

    Pay at least the standard in the pharma contract industry

  3. A good place to work for a small company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PDI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great to work with, and benefits are good.

    Cons

    They use Gmail instead of Outlook or Lotus Notes and no bonuses at management level.

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  5. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at PDI full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good corporate envirionment and opportunity to wear a lot of hats

    Cons

    no appreciation of workers and low compensation

    Advice to Management

    Give recognition to those who work hard

  6. Specialty sales rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PDI

    Pros

    Company car is usually included.

    Cons

    It's good if you can't get another job.

  7. This company cares about it's employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at PDI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding company to work for. Kind, smart management who care about their people.

    Cons

    None- never had a bad day working for this company.

  8. Allergy Immunology Specialty Representative
    Sell Sublingual immunotherapy to Allergists/Immunoogists

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Allergy/Immunology
    Current Employee - Allergy/Immunology

    I have been working at PDI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, great to employees

    Cons

    First time in Pharmaceutical arena, trying to get many things ironed out.

  9. Good company for contract work, tools are up to date as far as technology goes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at PDI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, not micromanaged. Good for single parents

    Cons

    Contract work-never know when it will end or extend. 3 managers in a year. Geography realignment that makes no sense happens every year.

    Advice to Management

    Align territories in a way that makes sense

  10. Contract Pharma

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I worked at PDI

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, experience, exposure, good for entry level.

    Cons

    Low starting salary,limited training, limited career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Provide Realistic expectations -

  11. Helpful (1)

    Very Stressful, competitive sales environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PDI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Like what I do and respected for the contributions that I make.

    Cons

    commute and inability to work more from home; some difficult personalities

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