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Gilead Sciences Therapeutic Specialist Reviews

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Pros
  • Great company mission and great benefits (in 38 reviews)

  • Good benefits, vacation time is adequate (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be improved (in 96 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of the heavy work load (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Therapeutic Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Therapeutic Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Therapeutic Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Salary, stock, car, fairly independent

    Cons

    Pressure, culture, people in managerial roles, treated like a mushroom-fed crap and kept in the dark

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  2. Helpful (2)

    "therapeutic specialist"

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    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialist in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialist in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    smaller company feel, accessibility and touchpoints

    Cons

    smaller company feel, old boys network

    Advice to Management

    Hire best qualified person for the job, not just because tenure with the company.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great products, terrible culture and Mgt"

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    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialist
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and base salary is pretty good.

    Cons

    Process oriented culture, incompetent first-line and mid-level management, bonus not big enough in comparison to corporate achievements or the rest of biotech industry. Gilead is really just a Big Pharma company.

    Advice to Management

    Live the culture and core values that Gilead advertises. The reality of the company is almost completely opposite.


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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Glad to be gone"

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    Former Employee - Therapeutic Specialist in Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Specialist in Foster City, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Liver Disease and HIV divisions. They truly own those markets with the best in class for helping people with difficult diseases. CF and CV are the tough divisions to work for. Little support with Managed Care and less support with resources. Great Employee Stock Program

    Cons

    The average tenure for sales people is 3 years. They treat their dogs better than their sales people. Very little room for advancement. Human Resources is a joke at handling management and rep issues.

    Advice to Management

    Start asking yourself why do I talented, successful people keep leaving the organization.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Therapeutic Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Therapeutic Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Therapeutic Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. And a great place to stay working for.

    Cons

    Don't leave- its a great company..

    Advice to Management

    it safer to hire back good employees...


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company! With a strong future."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialist
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is great earning potential and a very strong pipeline of products. Their employee stock purchasing program is very strong as well.

    Cons

    Its a lean company so depending on your sales division, sales people could feel over leveraged at times. However

    Advice to Management

    Smaller territories would be a plus.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Zero Culture but Successful Science pays off"

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    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialist
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Specialist
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great scientific leadership team has made some excellent product and market decisions.
    Amazing upper management team. Average commercial team but straining under the growth and the "lean" mentality.

    Cons

    Wary of experienced employees, hates unsolicited feedback, gives managers free reign to push employees to the breaking point. Very little loyalty to sales team. Weak culture full of people trying to garner attention. Political "who you know" environment. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your people-ask your most successful people why they are successful instead of assuming you or one of your many worthless POA's are the reason.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "the most arrogant company I have ever experienced"

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    Former Employee - Therapeutic Specialist
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, solid pipeline, and solid stock program. this really should be a premiere destination in pharma, but unfortunately due to poor senior leadership, they lead via intimidation, and do not value individual employees at all.

    Cons

    Awful culture, inconsistent promotion criteria, poor strategy, poor management, lack of professional development. there is a strong "fear-based" culture at gilead, and tremendous stubborn adherance to inneffective strategies implemented by out-of-touch senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and the ACTUALLY implement the changes they suggest.