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"great way to get foot in the door to pharma."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It gives you a chance to work in pharma with little to no experiene needed. There is a great oppertunity to make great money, if you willing to put in some long hours.

Cons

Un-realistic expectations, uncomfortable situations with doctors at dinner programs, micro managed, very unprofessional, stack ranked, lack of leadership, direction changes every trimester, I have yet to have 6 months in a row where I have been reporting into the same manager.... YOU have to QUALIFY to get the pay out you earn and its a moving target.

Advice to Management

Work on developing and maintaining talent, would be nice to have a consistent message to promote in offices. As a sales rep, you talk to others in the division and no one will have the same idea as to whats going on, communication could use some work.

Other Employee Reviews for Actavis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strictly numbers based company not for the faint hearted..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great bonus potential if you are at the top
    -Decent salary
    -Nice car, free gas, great benefits
    -Left alone to do your job, managers stay out of your way unless of course you aren't performing

    Cons

    -Force ranking system needs work, you are constantly trying to beat yourself from the previous trimester. Also if you have negative growth with a product you receive no bonus even if you are at the top of the ranking report.
    -Bottom 30% receive no bonus no matter what
    -Middle of the line products, poor formulary coverage in many areas.
    -Required to do 2 medical education programs per week, little work/life balance.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from Pharma....especially this place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good base salary, company car and great expense allowance

    Cons

    Training was horrible, management was too young and green, changed bonus structure and selling techniques multiple times and products are not the best on the market by far. Also known in the industry as the "shady" company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they have questions

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