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"Contract Pharmaceutical Sales"

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Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at QuintilesIMS full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good alternative for experienced sales reps who are having challenges landing a position directly with a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Good Salary and good benefits in comparison to other outside sales positions in other industries. Contract Pharmaceutical Sales is where the Pharmaceutical Industry is heading. It is more cost efficient and give pharmaceutical manufacturers more flexibility hiring a contract sales organization like Quintiles. Quintiles has sales contract with 15/20 of the largest pharmaceutical organizations worldwide.

Usually sales resp get car allowance rather than a company car. If a sales rep performs well for a manufacturer, there is usually some opportunities to get hired on directly.

Cons

Depending on the contract, you might have two managers. One for Quintiles, and one for the manufacturer you represent. Sometimes the manufacturer treats you as one of their own, other times they treat you like an ugly step child. It really depends on the contract.
Salary is usually about 10-15% less than what you can make working directly for a manufacturer. Not as much job security because even though there is a contract term, it can be cancelled whenever the manufacturer chooses.

Advice to Management

After a sales contract is ended, the contract organization should do more to secure new positions for their quality sales reps.

Other Employee Reviews for QuintilesIMS

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QuintilesIMS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Training and mentoring from everyone.

    Cons

    Seriously travelled a lot. At least 75%

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Typical of contract pharmaceutical sales work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QuintilesIMS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the contract work employees. Being that we're all in the same boat, we could sympathize with one another about not being totally accepted by the host pharma company's employee counter parts. Management hands off. It was great.

    Cons

    Misrepresentation of earnings potential in sales and realities of the Boston territory which is the worst in the nation. Maybe they assumed we had done our homework. But I had never worked in MA and bad just recently moved there

    Advice to Management

    Contract work is what is. No complaints except on the host side of the pharma company


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