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Planet Pharma Reviews

Updated Oct 24, 2019

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4.1
82%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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Planet Pharma Chief Executive Officer Mike Stomberg
Mike Stomberg
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Planet Pharma is an effective talent recruiter(in 15 reviews)

  • "Encourages hard work, but also still a very social and fun place to work(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Planet Pharma doesn't work in most of EU countries(in 5 reviews)

  • "This company values hard work and success(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Highly Recommend for Contract Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are unmatched! Best Dental Plan... EVER! Even better than much larger corporations.

    Cons

    Mostly deal in contract work, low availability on direct permanent hire positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and personal interaction with your workforce. Keep the benefits package strong... it sets you apart from other contract agencies.

    Planet Pharma2019-10-24
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great, fast-paced"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent roles to work, always interesting. Busy, changes daily. Expert in house management, strong leadership.

    Cons

    Internal processes may be updated and not shared with everyone right away, could use some oversharing/assuming not everyone knows everything even after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Constant communication and checking in with staff, keep it up!

    Planet Pharma2019-03-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "I wouldn't work for any other staffing firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are interested in sales or recruitment Planet Pharma is a great place to start, or continue your career in staffing. - Work environment encourages those who work hard and see the benefit in doing so - Opportunity to grow your own book of business, develop your own team and pursue different skill sets you are interested in - Amazing earning potential immediately, no set time frame for... promotions/commission - Good work life balance

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    Cons

    - Agency recruitment is high stress, but it's also high yield. Help and support is available for those who are struggling, but you have to ask for it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek out ways to provide support and growth opportunities for your teams across the organization

    Planet Pharma2018-12-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Support from Top to Bottom"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredible support from upper management, from our CEO/CFO down. The organization has quickly evolved into the top clinical staffing organization in the United States through hard work and effort. The most tenacious/thorough sales force in the industry. In a 5 year period, the recruitment delivery team has grown from 15 recruiters to 60. There is opportunity and a clear growth laid out for all employees,... and advancement and promotion is rewarded, no matter how long you have been with the company. It is a well run organization, that continues to reward all employees for the dedication on a daily basis.

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    Cons

    There are no Cons with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you do on a day to day basis, supporting each other to the fullest.

    Planet Pharma2018-12-14
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you look pretty and smile you will be bullied slightly less but still dehumanized. As long as you are fine with that and being micromanaged by people with little to no actual expirience in thier role and backstabbed, you'll survive but why would you want to? Senior management and hide everything from one another. It is a nightmare here preying on those that dont know better, as the penny matters over the person.... They prey of those that have not expirienced positive work environments and consoder this setting good or normal, such as limited expirience persons and recent college grads.

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    Cons

    Terrible environment, churn and burn, toxic environment where if you arent a relative or a friend of a friend you have no hope. It is encouraged to back stab, degrade and insult coworkers while your golden members are writing personal blogs, sitting at home pretending to travel or on twitter celebrity stalking. It is hard to gain respect for leadship here for obvious reasons all the while you are expected to work 16... hour days and favor the company over your family and life as if that is something to be admired.

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    Advice to Management

    This entire place is a bad joke and has the cold feel of the industrial area factory setting. Actually offer employees REAL benefits and see people as humans not objects. No sick time, no flexibility, health plan is expensive and not great, no 401K match, no profit sharing, expected to buy and use you own technology. Hire qualified people not family members and friends then expect everyone to manage thier... incompetency and unprofessionalism. Hire corporate support staff and quit cheaping out on the people that actually make it possible for you to make money while you do nothing but gossip and burn out people like machine parts and bully them into believing they should be grateful. Hire real executives not professional rejects with loose connections and former business failures to lead improving the influence on an unbelly of favorites that have zero moral compass and are being conditioned to continue this trend. It is the exception to find a decent person in the ranks of this company. You can do this job anywhere, do it for a real company with ethics and benefits verses this chop shop.

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    Planet Pharma2018-12-12
  6. Helpful (9)

    "greasy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Planet Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Paid on time In house support staff members were always helpful (front desk, account coordinators, etc)

    Cons

    Zero moral framework in recruitment leadership Uncomfortable, toxic environment Used car salesman x 100 Brutal comments about people made out loud constantly in front of all leadership levels

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a moral compass.

    Planet Pharma2018-08-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company to Work For!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time

    Pros

    - Exceptional leadership - Opportunity for growth - Flexible environment - Encourages hard work, but also still a very social and fun place to work - Competitive culture yet everyone is still very encouraging and congratulatory - Management does a great job of recognizing those who are doing well - Opportunity to make good money!

    Cons

    The company is still young so there are some operational kinks that still need working out, but the management team is very receptive to feedback and is always working to make the company better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up :)

    Planet Pharma2018-03-21
  8. "Excellent professional development and financial growth opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - National Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior-level staff (directors, team leads, etc.) are involved and actively recruit by your side. The support (professionally and personally) is endless and you are as successful as you decide to be. I came into this company knowing nothing about recruiting and have been given all of the support & resources that I need to be successful. The environment is competitive BUT very collaborative.

    Cons

    This job and company culture is for self-motivated, driven, ambitious people who work hard but still have fun. It is not for people who are looking for an easy 9-5. The culture is passionate and hard working and you are expected to produce/put in a great deal of effort.

    Advice to Management

    Being involved and active motivates other employees to follow your lead, keep it up!

    Planet Pharma2018-03-21
  9. "Great team environment that makes for a fun, friendly place to build a career."

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    Current Employee - National Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management team to help guide young recruiters earn success and build a career. Opportunities to grow within a company with uncapped commission structure!

    Cons

    It's not a place where you can coast by doing the minimum. This company values hard work and success.

    Advice to Management

    We have a great management team in place that are the best in the business. We have excellent leadership from Sales, Operations and Recruitment.

    Planet Pharma2018-03-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment to Work In!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planet Pharma full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible, enjoyable, friendly (and often fun) environment - Great leadership and team environment (get to interact with individuals at all levels of expertise) - You truly get out what you put in; if you work hard, it will pay off in more ways than one (compensation, opportunities for advancement in the company, etc.) - Many incentives to work hard

    Cons

    Recruiting is hard, regardless of what company you work for. Sometimes things don't work out for people, but if you make this a long-term commitment that is where you will truly see success

    Advice to Management

    Amazing management style of all leaders at all levels. Competitions and incentives are wonderful. You've truly fostered a wonderful environment to work in... keep it up!

    Planet Pharma2017-12-15
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