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Contract Pharmaceutical Sales

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

ProsGood 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good benefits, lots of career paths

    QA Auditor (Current Employee) Overland Park, KS (US)

    I have been working at Quintiles full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: Professional development is emphasized by management. Employee engagement statistics are truly important to management and changes are made as a… Cons: Training is not good. Its the sink or swim method. Management appears to not get much… Advice to Senior Management: See "Cons" section. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More


    Great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Quintiles

    Pros: fun people, challenging and engaging work Cons: at times not too much stuff to do More
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