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PDI Reviews

Updated March 17, 2018
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PDI CEO and Director Nancy Lurker
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Pros
  • "flexible, part time with good products" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great Opportunities, Dynamic work environment, Independent" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Contract sales is tough to keep going" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Because it is a contract sales force, job security" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PDI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and lots of opportunity to learn!

    Cons

    Sad to see Corporate close it's doors!


  2. "Good training and fast start in field"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick response to questions in the field. Give you iPad and printer. Cell phone reimbursement. Company car provided. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Not the best bonus structure. Salary is lower than other companies. Takes a long time to get bonus payout.
    Target lists have to be reviewed and made current.

    Advice to Management

    Make it fun

  3. "PDI is a good foot in the door company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PDI full-time

    Pros

    Good job training and transitioning to different roles.

    Cons

    You can sometimes feel like a step child and a division between you and the client reps.

    Advice to Management

    Be there to support, not try to be another field manager


  4. "No diversity at workplace"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Temple, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A small family work environment, possible

    Cons

    No diversity, very micromanaged and might have changed in the recent times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, make decisions based on skill rather than physical time spent in the office.


  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PDI part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and great regional manager

    Cons

    Only paid by call or signature.


  6. "Contract sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PDI full-time

    Pros

    long contracts- depends on who the contracts with
    Great Benefits - contract dependent
    Decent pay increases
    parent company does good job with rehiring for another contract.

    Cons

    its contract work - can be out a job quickly too
    very demanding - depends on client.
    Can get stuck in the middle of PDI and Client direction can be confusing

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to push back on the client and their demands.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PDI part-time

    Pros

    Shares Sales was good. flexible, part time with good products.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, they couldn't secure contracts and many of the Rx companies "didn't get it"

    Advice to Management

    bring back shared

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Ended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PDI full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment being flexible

    Cons

    Contract sales is tough to keep going.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmaceutical Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PDI (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sold a variety of great products while gaining experience calling on a variety of different specialties. Great benefit package with company car.

    Cons

    Territory got too be a bit spread out to hit frequency of calls.

    Advice to Management

    Support and keeping team informed of any changes.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "DISTRICT Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not a lot except it's a job.

    Cons

    Disorganized, lSenior leadership caves to the client and doesn't support their own managers or Reps. Low pay! Minimal bonus! No career opportunities!


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