QUICK READ: If you start to lose key people, you won’t be able to keep the business you do have, and things will go from bad to worse. Companies who see their good employees as “replaceable” are wrong. Good employees are not replaceable. Pharma cannot afford to let good people leave without so much as an exit interview to try and retain them.
KEY TAKEAWAY: In a profit based healthcare world, with CEO salaries out of control, pharma needs people who care about the impact we have on patients. If you’re in pharma to get promoted or to earn “big bucks” than you are part of the problem.
KEY TAKEAWAY: Employees have to have pride in the company they work for in order to give 100%, but questionable practices can erode employee confidence and lead to a culture of people who are there to collect paychecks.
KEY TAKEAWAY: In any company, or organization, you’re going to find people who are more interested in politics, salary or job titles than in doing a great job. Pharma is no different, but we shouldn’t discount the good and hard working people who are trying to make a difference.