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Contract Pharmaceutical Sales

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Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative  in  Orlando, FL (US)
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Orlando, FL (US)

I have been working at Quintiles full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Unrealistic expectations, not for long term career unless you're already exec level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Flex time
    Good stepping stone to start career
    Travel opportunities
    This is a good company to start a career, will help prepare for corporate business world, by showing the opportunities and potential pitfalls of corp America.

    Cons

    Favoritism (it's not what you know, it's who you know)
    Expectations are not realistic/achievable, which is demotivating
    Quality employees undervalued, under-recognized
    Often too internally focused, 'tick box" mentality
    Meetings for the sake of having meetings
    Don't expect reward for job well done. Everyone comes with their own siloed agenda to the table, and you will find yourself going nowhere very fast.

    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Quintiles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Training and mentoring from everyone.

    Cons

    Seriously travelled a lot. At least 75%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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