How Do You Think PDI Novartis contract negotiations are going?

Discussion in 'Publicis Selling Solutions' started by anonymous, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM.

Tags: Add Tags
  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    positions will be backfilled until the day a termination announcement happens. There isn’t a company in the industry that doesn’t backfill till the day they layoff and it’s not a reliable indicator.
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I agree. NVS is like the musicians on the Titanic who where playing while the ship was going down. In this case they are playing with our livelihood. Trust me they know it is over.
     
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Will we make it till June/July?
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    If it is not renewed it would have to be in April as bonus is paid out every 4 months and May would start a new incentive period. Just my opinion.
    Rumor is that Merck will be bringing on contract primary care sales force to maintain established diabetes portfolio.
    Maybe we would move over to that if this contract ends.
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    That would be nice, does PDI have contract or is this just a rumor?
     
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Wow, Merck just displaced thousands of reps. It has happened before so not surprised.
     
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    What negotiations?

    This contract is toast come April or early May.
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Yeah, PCP reps that are carrying januvia and making 150k with pensions. They still need reps, cheapest way to do that is a contract.
     
  9. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    poster 22 how are you so sure this contract is over no negotiations. Even.
    I’ve never been on a contract before so what signs should I see. Is 2 to 3 years the amount of time reps are on a contract?
     
  10. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I have been on many contracts and you can just tell when it is going to end. Have you looked at the number/quality of your call list?

    The writing is on the wall.
     
  11. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I’m sorry but I don’t understand why a pharma company would waste 4 months of potential selling opportunities if they knew they would be canceling a contract with us.
    Giving us a crappy list of targets doesn’t make sense for ROI.
    But then again most things that are done by pharma don’t make sense lol.
     
  12. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    100% agree. I have been here long enough to see the signs.
     
  13. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    With the no see and low quality list after 4 months upper Mgmt can pull up metrics and claim that contract reps not seeing nor sell enough....
     
  14. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

     
  15. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    We are on a contract and all contracts end. Some have been three years, some have been two. I've been continuously working on contracts since 2004. I will be ready to move on when this ends and hopefully PDI / Publicis will have a new contract to move into. We had a month off between AZ and Novartis which was wonderful. You have three months to sign up for Cobra coverage after you are laid off. I have always done everything medical before the end of my contracts and have never had to sign up for Cobra because I've started on a new contract. Health benefits are seamless if you are reassigned. Company insurance needs to cover you without the three month wait period (ACA rule). I now have a Health Savings Account, so money I've contributed tax free and not used will go with me and can be used as needed for medical expenses. There are penalties Novartis will need to pay PDI if they end the contract early, so I think they will probably end in May or June or they will extend us for another year.