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PDI Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
53 Reviews
2.8
53 Reviews
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PDI CEO and Director Nancy Lurker
Nancy Lurker
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Contract Pharma

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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 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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great contract company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great people Too Many Managers/Leaders...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't believe the fake reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run, don't walk away from this opportunity

    • 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

    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
  10.  

    Great work/life balance

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

    I have been working at PDI part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly, no problems. Do what you love. Love what you do.

    Cons

    Nothing at all. Just far but it's ok.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unstable, No Growth Opportunity, Low Paying

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    * A great stepping stone for something else.
    * The company usually closes down between Christmas and New Years Day

    Cons

    * The company is as unstable as its stock market price. This creates a lot of high stress situations that quickly trickles down to all layers of the company.
    * Poor salaries unless you are an executive. Then your salary is on par with any Fortune 500 company. Even on the rare chance that you are promoted, your salary will only go up by 5-7%.
    * A very chaotic environment where impulsive decisions are made constantly by senior leadership. This causes priorities to shift on a daily basis and excessive meetings. On some days its impossible to get work done because of this.
    * Very top heavy and political in a way rivals any large company. The CEO is known throughout the industry for hiring very poor leadership.
    * Style is always valued over substance. Any significant accomplishment you make is either forgotten, completely unrecognized or stolen by upper management.
    * The financial future of the company is extremely grim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of investing in frivolous attempts to improve the culture, try paying your employees more. Also, try supporting the people you are managing rather than blaming them for your own mistakes and shortcomings. Managers should support their teams, not use them as scapegoats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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