One of the better contract pharma companies.
District Manager (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – April 30, 2016
Publicis is amongst the largest contract pharma companies, and one of the better CSO's out there. Salary is lower than if one were to have comparable experience at a direct hire pharma company, but not significantly so. Bonus is considerably less, however. Benefits are on the higher end for contract pharma, vacation on the lower end. The reality is that many very good people have been displaced over the years with top pharma companies, most times through no fault of their own other than being in the wrong geography based on where jobs were still available. The old days of pharma companies working to keep good talent, even if the position is of less responsibility, are over. When you are cut, you are gone. As a result, contract pharma typically has a much higher level of talent than it is typically given credit for having. For many of us, we realize that the contract pharma world is most likely where we will end up staying due to the incredible instability of the pharma world in general. One thing that Publicis should consider is a bridging pay system to keep good employees around for a few months in between contracts, particularly managers, as it appears to be getting more and more difficult for companies to find good managers. I would rate much higher if the lack of stability was not such a major factor in working here, but the truth is that this is the pharmaceutical world in general. It is greater in the contract pharma arena, however,
Benefits, Overall work environment
Lack of bridging systems to keep employees in between contracts