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Pamlab Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Patient Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Mandeville, LA
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Mandeville, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and I feel like my contribution to the team makes an impact on the business. Would happily stay if I could.

    Cons

    Not enough contracts with different manufacturers. Our primary manufacturer is having rumors go around about moving OTC and they own our pharmacy so it seems BDH may be closed or who knows what. No response from Pamlab but the writing has been on the wall with their lack of response. It's really a shame as BDH has exceeded sales goals consistently. But insurance changes are still putting Pamlab deep in the red despite the phenomenal double digit growth of BDH.

    Advice to Management

    Pray the doors stay open.


  2. "Clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mandeville, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mandeville, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pamlab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many of the people I worked with but most of them are gone now. Eric, the former CEO left long ago. Nestle didn't have a clue and ran off many of people who made it a success. Nestle has since sold what's left of the company. Great products! Good folks in the manufacturing group.

    Cons

    Not sure the damage done can be fix by the nestle appointed management left, especially in finance. Of course, sr finance always was operationally clueless anyway. Everyone else was to blame.

    Advice to Management

    Sell it back to the original owner and then resign!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pamlab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful, mission driven HR department and co-workers

    Cons

    growing pains like everyone else in the healthcare industry, getting more impersonal, downsized lost a good job.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmaceutical Sales"

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent base Salary, good work life balance. However, you can find this with many other Pharma companies that do not have all the problems of Pamlab.

    Cons

    No products in the pipeline. All products are now considered over the counter, these products are extremely costly and are not covered by insurance. Nestle has no idea what they are doing running a pharma company, were blind sided by the FDA classifying products over the counter. Not to mention there products have many other competitors both prescription and generic. All products are add on therapy none indicated for Mono therapy and cost more than the prescription drug they are to be used in combination with. Avoid!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Medical Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Products that require an Rx like pharmaceuticals, but are more of a natural, personalized form of therapy without all of the nasty a/e's of pharmaceuticals.

    Cons

    Since being acquired by Nestle Health Science, they are going thru some MAJOR changes while trying to align the small corporate culture that existed at Pamlab to big (actually humongous) company culture within the Nestle family.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know if you are empowered to do this but, push back on some of the initiatives that seemingly are intended to turn the sales force into synchronized robots and serve to undermine rep individuality.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too many false promises."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The paid time off is great. There's not much more that I can say that was actually a "Pro".

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth. Horrible bonus structure for an inherited "white space" that will not prescribe. Seemed somewhat racist with the entry walls lined with pictures of slaves being used as guinea pigs for surgical procedures and what not. There are no pictures of successful black people on any wall. This was not inviting for ethnicities. This environment seems a bit hostile.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the bonus plan and take down the horrible pictures of slaves.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of competitive salary, poor bonus, all products genericd 10x or more over. Poor training for management."

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pamlab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Trying to get into sales, no competition, big name company to push resume.

    Cons

    Owned by company w little understanding of market, no R&D department, no future products, current products genericd many times over, no coverage for products, majority cash pay for products, company lacks strategy. Tries many options but no real answer to company sales issues, no opportunity for growth. CANDID AND HONEST REVIEW.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management as this small company revolves old managers for new managers just in need of work. Winger tee is no longer CEO but straight forward.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, poor salaries"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pamlab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company offers ample holiday pay and paid time off. Great products for patients with chronic medical conditions.

    Cons

    The company has recently been acquired through Nestle Health Science. They have had substantial layoffs so future of sales force seems a bit uncertain. The products are not typically covered by insurance so getting clinicians to prescribe is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Honest and more frequent communication.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Negative for women and ethnicities"

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    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pamlab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company was just bought out.

    Cons

    Old management style is still in play.

    Advice to Management

    The best thing that could happen to this company is for the nestle people to come in and blow out all the good old boys in management.


  11. "My work experience at Red River Pharma, LLC has been positive."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Services Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Administrative Services Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Team dignity and respect, ethical business conducted, open communication encouraged and supported, company returns significant rewards of compensation, benefits, job satisfaction and quality of life.

    Cons

    Still a young and slightly flat organization, creating some career advancement hurdles.


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