PDI Reviews

Updated March 28, 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. This company cares about it's employees

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Allergy Immunology Specialty Representative
    Sell Sublingual immunotherapy to Allergists/Immunoogists

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    Current Employee - Allergy/Immunology
    Current Employee - Allergy/Immunology

    I have been working at PDI

    Pros

    Small company, great to employees

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good company for contract work, tools are up to date as far as technology goes

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Align territories in a way that makes sense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Contract Pharma

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I worked at PDI

    Pros

    Flexibility, experience, exposure, good for entry level.

    Cons

    Low starting salary,limited training, limited career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide Realistic expectations -

    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Very Stressful, competitive sales environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Flex time is beneficial

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PDI

    Pros

    Flex time, work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Stability, contracts come and go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great contract company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PDI

    Pros

    I am a contractor and I feel like the pay is great and the company tries to roll-over their contractors to reuse them when possible. The employees seem happy and they treat the contractors well.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't believe the fake reviews

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    Current Employee - Client Serviced in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Client Serviced in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice coffee machine
    Company closes between Christmas and New Years

    Cons

    One of the most depressing places I've ever experienced. Constant layoffs and you are expected to pick up the slack of the people who were let go without any acknowledgement. This has really taken its toll on the company and it makes the overall mood horrible. HR makes pathetic attempts to lighten the mood with $10 gift cards and boxes of rotten fruit in the kitchen once per month. The company is completely unstable and it puts everyone on edge as you never know when the next layoff will be and if it will be you (even though it's always promised that this is the last layoff) Don't expect to be paid well. You are low balled on salary even if you are promoted. There are way too many executives for this small pathetic company and they are all overpaid, incompetent, VERY cliquey and can't be bothered with talking to you even if you work directly for them. You will see a lot of nice reviews on here so they can lure in reps only to lay them off in a few months. Don't believe them. Stay as far away from this place as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending your time making fake reviews for this site and try to start rebuilding a quality company (if it's not too late).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great people Too Many Managers/Leaders...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    too top heavy..many people giving orders...not many to actually do the work. Some of the people at top don't even know what alot of people in the company actually d.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more resources. help your employees. Learn about all your employees.

  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Run, don't walk away from this opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PDI

    Pros

    Company has week off between Christmas and New Year's. Some nice people work here, because we have become numb to the poor management.

    Cons

    Take a look at the recent history and stock price of the company. Instability abounds. They buy companies, don't know how to manage them, they fail, and ultimately they are disposed of. CEO and executives are so out of touch with reality of business and their employees. Cash reserve is gone. They keep talking about changing the awful culture, but that has to start at the top, and isn't about giving out a few $25 gift cards every quarter for employees who go above and beyond. They lay people off when they need cash resources. No upward mobility. The pay is on the low side competitively. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the core business and focus on that. Stop trying to reinvent yourself as something else and be what this business was built to be. Focus on the one thing that you can do best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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