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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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Quintiles Regulatory and Start-Up

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    Former Employee - Regulatory and Start-Up Specialist  in  Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Regulatory and Start-Up Specialist in Durham, NC (US)

    I worked at Quintiles full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking, technologically advanced, flexible work scheudle

    Cons

    Monotonous work, very static environement

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    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Medical Writer  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Medical Writer in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    This is a place were I enjoy to work

    Cons

    The salary is less competitive than others in pharma industry

    Recommends
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