A good company with an organized approach to growing the business.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Home office at Hazelwood, MO – August 18, 2016
I would say overall that Covidien was a good company to work for and I valued the time I was employed with them. New product development or quality co-promotions were lacking, as well as a realistic opportunity to maximize the comp plan. A very positive outcome from these challenges was a constant honing of my sales skills on a daily basis in order to deal with some of the objections and indifference I encountered in the field. Most of the products were rather old, expensive and often times needed prior authorization as they were positioned as brand/generic in most cases by changing the indication or dosage. Development of strong trusted relationships and solid sales skills were a must in my position.
A good good sized budget in order to develop and cultivate business relationships
Older products, lack of cutting edge newer products in the pipeline.