Pros: Autonomy to run my territory like a business
Cons: Seeing people lost to downsizing
A typical day consists of being in the field calling on MS Clinics, neurologists, managed care organizations, pharmacies and any other additional opportunity to drive business. I learned many wonderful things at Bayer: leadership, further developed strategic selling, business planning, and how to enhance partnerships with accounts. I was lucky to have amazing co-workers with vast experiences that allowed me to utilize them as resources in certain approaches to my accounts. The managers that I was able to have while at Bayer were all very smart, professional, dedicated employees. They taught me many valuable tools in becoming a future leader, how to manage situations, and how to manage people. The hardest part of my job was the massive infusion of competition when your product is the initial product in the market, an injection when orals come to the market, and seeing good people lost due to downsizing. The most enjoyable was the ability to see people newly diagnosed over 15 years ago, still on your product, and having a great quality of life.