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Discussion in 'Quest Diagnostics' started by Anonymous, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM.
I'll be laughing on the beach!
You will learn that these bullshit trips are NOT putting money in your pocket. Enjoy the beach. LOL
I was NOT fired, I was terminated and now unemployed going on 3 years LOL
So how much would an AE make in the north east? Average? What is the base salary like, car?, benefits? I'm looking to get out of the industry that I am in and I remember hearing good things about Lab Sales. Thanks in advance.
No freaking way would I recommend you come here for a career move. Lab Sales is awful. Quest Diagnostics are the leaders in lab and both are terrible.
As a PAE - Base is like 55-65K.
Specialists make 75K-90K base
Even the middle management make jack squat compared to other medical sales jobs.
Target bonus for AEs and Specialty AEs is $48K but most don't seem to be making that.
The things I hate worst about the company:
Company car - with a GPS that reports to your boss how many times you stopped to take a piss every week. Oh, I think they charge you $150 a month for this privilege.
NO CELL PHONE REIMBURSEMENT. YES, THIS IS NOT A JOKE !!!
Incredible micromanaging metrics. Get this - you have to pre-call and post-call every single call. Even calls where you have to put out a fire, which is like half your day. Oh, you have to do this two days in advance! This really adds up on time...., especially with a large territory.
Our leadership are a bunch of egotistical dickholes that show up to sales meetings with dreadlock hair or stories about riding in limousines (YES, THIS IS NOT A JOKE !!!)
You will have one or two good years and then one crappy year and then one mediocre year so dollar cost average your bonus potential over four years.
Last but not least - some of the biggest f'ing flunkies in management I have ever met. These people are like a bunch of f'ing hicks winning the lottery that strut around for no f'ing reason. I have never seen a bigger bunch of retards try so hard.
So, come on over if you want!
Wow, hire me now!
Wow! This is so dead on correct!
The worst thing is the pre-call planning two days in advance or you get dinged on your bi-annual evaluations.
The funniest part is the fact that leadership at the national sales meeting tried to say that that the reps that did the best job with pre-call planning at least two days in advance were the reps that did the best in terms of sales!
Wasn't always like this. Years ago you were able to do really well and make upwards of $300k. Those days are long gone. It is now like a pharma company. Good job for a second income in the family or for young people out of college. Smaller labs still paying well though. You just have to work harder as nothing will be handed to you like they are at Quest
True! At least at Quest you have an army of people to help you. But it is definitely pharma. Sad.
Even that has changed. Not enough experience inside anymore.
This person should go to P club just because of their brutal HONESTY !!!
Holy Moly!! This is absolutely ON POINT.
I feel you 100% .. this is correct.
At Quest, you have an army of people to get in your way and dance around in their own little boxes creating administrative hurdles and roadblocks.
But it is run like pharma. No real selling.
Need a 2nd job