{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "I’m aware ZS Associates can pigeon hole you into life science. I’m totally fine with that. But will it also pigeon hole me into analytics and sales and marketing work?", "post_id": "60889be6d23a6f00213e0bd9", "reply_count": 17, "vote_count": 5, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting", "feed_type": "crowd" }

I’m aware ZS Associates can pigeon hole you into life science. I’m totally fine with that. But will it also pigeon hole me into analytics and sales and marketing work?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Most pharma leaders work in either sales or marketing. There are some pure “strategy” and “BD/M&A” roles but their roles don’t necessarily have the upward mobility you might think they have. What other life science roles are you hoping to get into, I might be able to tell you if ZS can help you get there.


@OP - speaking from experience as a current SIP associate with similar ambitions, you have somewhat of a say in projects. You’ll likely get randomly staffed at first. I wanted to get into the P&LS area since I joined and after almost a year I have finally been staffed on my first project in that area. Also office location may factor in, but not much

Not if you don’t do that type of work!

Sales and marketing analytics for life sciences companies isn’t glamorous or sexy but it’s lucrative and sets you up nicely for a career in commercial pharma

Additional Posts

Top top post!


Post for comments


How does this sound?


Living it up in the city.

test post from test


Post for push testing


Yeah you're right. It cuts after two lines instead of expanding.


Comment on this to test rereply notif

Beyond 2 lines the text in each post card is cut off. I wonder how many lines in the comment section?


new test post


Part of the crowd. The briefcase doesn't show in post details though.


McKinsey - for someone interested in strategy consulting only for Financial Services, how much of a hindrance is the generalist model? What are the typical FS strategy projects?


I have a coworker on a project who is not contributing their fair share... I'm afraid I'm already viewed as too aggressive in the group so I haven’t been vocal about it. I think I may stay silent.

How often do you think about leaving consulting? I've been at Accenture, KPMG, and now TCS totaling 11 years. I'm always approached on LinkedIn by Slalom, Zs, and other firms but I never can decide if I want to stay in the consulting game. Anyone else feel this way and what helped you decide?


Insanity workout person - did you buy directly from website or manage to get it for free somewhere


Failed firm-specific AA plat challenge, 2 weeks later "congrats on Gold", today "$699 to keep Gold beyond Feb. Boooo


Fish, I need advice. I think I work too fast. Always high quality and get lots of kudos but find myself bored so much of the time. I ask for more work but finish quickly and feel bad asking for more..


Just signed my offer with PwC! So pumped!


Anyone done whole 30 or some sort of cleanse eating food versus shakes on there road and how did you do it? Restaurants baste everything in butter... cream and salt because that is what tastes great.


What did you savages do with your bonuses last night?


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or