Additionally, the survey identified that the qualities and values most important to medical sales reps today were work-life balance (83%), supportive and collaborative co-workers (53%), and trustworthy leaders (53%).
“This year, we found medical sales employee satisfaction is at a record-breaking high,” said Karyn Mullins, president at MedReps. “An incredible 90% of medical sales respondents say they’re satisfied with their jobs. We believe this jump is a result of employers focusing on various factors impacting employees, specifically a positive corporate culture through growth opportunities and the ability to make a difference in others’ lives.”
Other notable findings from the survey included:
* 35% of respondents say the best part about their job is the ability to make a difference/impact.
* Only 17% said positivity is an important leadership characteristic. Instead, they want them to be honest and trustworthy.
* A mere 11% of respondents said they are in an active job search.
* When asked, “What is the best part of your job?” 24% of respondents said “opportunity for growth.”
“Job satisfaction correlates with a low number of medical sales reps actively looking for new jobs, which is pleasantly unusual,” Mullins said. “However, to become a Best Place to Work in the eyes of your employees, it’s still critical to focus on and continually evolve the people-aspects of your organization.”