7 years ago, this was an exciting and growing company with great benefits and competitive compensation. I learned a lot from my co-workers, my teammate who I provided back-up support to the VP of Supply Chain and Technical Operations, providing executive support and putting in overtime as needed. I learned the Purchasing process and was elected to be in charge of all the ordering of equipment, vendors and consultants at our new Bethlehem Plant in Pennsylvania, which was a challenging but rewarding project. I learned how to support the Japanese culture, which was interesting. I took a class on how to support the Japanese culture.how to greet the Japanese professionally.
The unfortunate part, was the company went through some changes over the past few years, losing our CEO, and resulting in multiple layoffs. This made it hard to advance within the company, morale was low and there was no job security.
$3 per diem for lunch, annual bonus for all employees
Pharmaceutical Representative (Current Employee) – Dayton – December 31, 2015
a typical day at work would be to talk to Life Insurance agents. I learnt a great deal of people management skills in short time. i also created relationship with Life insurance agents and assigned my agents of Auto and Home division to make product sales.
Traveled 12-14 overnights per month for 4 1/2 years.
My pay was very dependent on what my co-workers did in their role of sales representatives as we were all paid on the same products, just with different weightings.
My direct managers were both fantastic!! Couldn't have asked for better district managers!
Hardest part of the job was being gone from my family and young child all the time.
Most enjoyable part of the job was learning about the disease states, how the pharmaceuticals I sold helped people, and meeting so many wonderful providers, nurses, and other people across Montana and Wyoming!
Challenging and invigorating environment with lots of learning opportunities.
Too much travel, and my pay was dependent on the efforts of others.
DSI is really the place where I learned the most about Payroll. The manager who hired me saw the value of finding and keeping exceptional employees. I learned the ins-and-outs of Payroll Administration, including the role-out of a new system. I have also come to realize that without all team members sharing a common vision, motivation and production...
The best part of the job was interacting with all of the different people, from 48 states and Puerto Rico. A very diverse employee population. I learned so much from so many different people, personally and professionally.
Business casual dress, Friday: jeans day; daily per-diem cafeteria allowance
Advancement opportunities for non-managers are rarely available.
The company was a wonderful place to work for many years. In the last 5 years there has been tremendous change and turnover in upper management. It was very stressful with yearly/ bi-yearly layoffs. The company has just gone through a total restructuring. It is not the same company I worked for, so I don't know how it currently is to work for. For years, DSI was a positive environment to work in because they stressed a team environment.
use to listen to rep feedback and stress team environment
DSI has always been a wonderful employer. However, there have been personnel changes from the top down...the company is completely re-organizing and there doesn't seem to be a real solid plan for the future. I would recommend taking other jobs if you like them, let the dust settle over 1-2 years and see what DSI has become.
Changing upper level management, reducing bonuses, no plan for future
A "Big Pharma" company that does not feel big! Great company...
Professional Sales Rep II / Primary Care Sales (Former Employee) – Parsippany, New Jersey – June 3, 2015
Excellent products with excellent leadership from the top down. Despite losing patent rights on their blockbuster anti hypertensive Benicar, they have acquired products and made themselves a viable and strong force going forward once Benicar expires. Excellent training and excellent benefits!
Great benefits and management leadership!
Navigating through the post Benicar days...probably no problem!
Daiichi-Sankyo was a nice company to work for when they were not going through a realignment or having layoffs. Unfortunately they are now in the midst of the third cut back in less than six years. I typically left home aroung 6:30 each morning and arrived home between 5-6 p.m. I averaged 10 plus called per day and did as many breakfast and lunch appointments as possible. My territories were always large and required 3-4,000 miles driving time per month. This is a good thing, because I enjoy the windshield time. I learned more about managed care and insurance with this job than with the past companies, due to the increase in prior authorizations over the last decade. I had many partners and five District Managers in nearly ten years with Daiichi. I helped train some of the new representatives and always had strong partnerships, which led to good teamwork. I had good relationships with my 5 DM's. The hardest part of the job was territory inconsistency. I had 4 different territories during my 9 1/2 years, due to realignments. Each time having new, inexperienced partners to train and having to create new relationships with physicians offices. Similar to starting over every 2 or 3 years. That being said, my teams always quickly established rapport and started trending upwards on the sales reports.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Washington, PA – October 21, 2015
Fantastic mission with a lot of great workers who are dedicated to the job at hand. There are a lot of changes in this organization but they have the best in mind for their employees and the patients they serve.
great culture, work/life balance for full time employees. plenty of hands on experience. The only thing is contract work is for a long period of time. Contractors are not really involved as they could be or should be in the company overall activities if they've been there over a year.