How worthwhile are the associate director positions in pharma / big biotech (role is bizdev)? Coming from a Boutique firm, 4 YOE post-UG; solid pay jump from where I am now and the opportunity is with a good company (brand-wise). What’s the downside?

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Downside? There is none. If company is doing well and they’re innovative then there is only upside.

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Pharma also has a lot of regulations/moves a bit slower.

No downside. Your comp will prob keep pace with your boutique consulting peers with less stress. I guess the downside is you’ll have to put up with idiots.

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Yeah wait what? How with only an undergrad degree/4 YOE are you getting offers at the AD level? I’m really impressed

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I know, I’ve worked in two big pharmas and I’m still shocked - the larger companies in the industry are pretty rigid with YOE and hierarchy

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Senior Manager with 4 YOE 😳

One industry firm I worked for had 17 levels, SM was the 4th and could be hit 4 years in.

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