Contract Sales pay is low to start with minimal merit increases, no structured career ladder, low-end IC plan
Physician Sales Specialist, Denver, Colorado (Former Employee) – Yardley, PA – October 11, 2018
If you like being told exactly what and how to do things vs. thinking for yourself and getting the business than this is the place for you. Had a great sales force with eager, veteran, mature, successful reps but their lack of trust lead to mandated business plans, strategies, and unrealistic metrics. They allowed the company with whom we were contracted to bully the sales force, remove almost all autonomy to get the job done, and treat us like we were in middle school. The most enjoyable part of my job was the camaraderie, mutual respect, and shared learning among my field rep district team.
Flexibility of field rep activities
minimal professional growth, under-utilized experience knowledge and enthusiasm of sales force, lack of trust.
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – October 3, 2018
Publicis is a contract sales organization where it's assets are it's people. Keeping them employed is the goal along with advancement opportunities. My contract was with AstraZeneca which meant I answered solely to them on a daily basis. Conference calls, compliance modules, product training, etc. The culture was a nice work/life balance however the pay was sub-standard. We were asked to change constantly as well as adapt to the ever-changing sales environment. That wasn't really the problem. The problem was constantly asked to do more and it not be reflected in compensation. The average pay increase was about 2%.
No micro-managing (depended on your District Manager & sales ranking)
Low pay and big asks! Do more with less and be happy!
Pharmaceutical Oncology Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Yardley, PA – September 25, 2018
I did a lot of travel, but I was always appreciated. Management was great, the work was fun, and my team was awesome! I wish they paid more, and had more incentives and Presidents Clubs etc. But even without that, I am glad to have had an opportunity to meet and work with such wonderful people!
District Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 15, 2018
Publicis is a great organization however you are at the mercy being a part of a contract which means no severance and often short notice that the contract is ending which includes loosing benefits etc. They do however try their best to place you in an available contract. I had a great experience work with them
Phrmaceutical Sales (Former Employee) – Yardley, PA – July 7, 2018
Publicis is a contract position, they require flexibility and hard work but in return they work hard for their employees. After an abrupt contract close they worked tirelessly to secure a new contract for their sales team and got it done. I am happy to return to their team.
PHARMACEUTICAL SALES REP (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – June 22, 2018
Contracts I've been on have had excellent pay and benefits. Job stability is yearly. Need to be able to adapt to change. One of the better contract sales organizations. Contracts with top pharma companies.
I have very much enjoyed my employment with Publicis Touchpoint Solutions
Professional Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Athens, GA – May 21, 2018
I have many years in the pharmaceutical industry including extensive Women's Health experience. With Publicis I have gained a great deal of knowledge within other specialties as well. Publicist has been very fair and very good to me through the years and I would very much like to continue working for this fine organization.
Ability to make decisions regarding potential business opportunities
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – May 2, 2018
A typical work day would include calling on doctors forming relationships with staff and discussing how movantik could benefit doctor's practice. I feel that you must always try to learn in any positon and with Publicis I learned to be more flexible and understand my role in the co-promotion. Management was always upfront and honest with the reps which in turn gained my trust, The culture was always positive and supportive with the reps and encouraged to think outside of the box. The Hardest part of the job was formulary and trying to tailor each doctors payers to Movantik formulary status.
I have always enjoyed the challenge of sales and never look at a position as a job instead as a game. Its a job if you are not having fun!!