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Pfizer Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
206 Reviews
2.0
206 Reviews
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Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 72 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits and the chance to work with a lot of really incredible people (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities (in 34 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 35 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Wyeth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great pay benefits and perks

    Cons

    Not a company you feel like cares about their employees

  2.  

    Small Town - Big Politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Union and Self-Serving Senior Managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are so lucky to have had your buddies save your jobs. So sorry for all that did not partake in your parties for personal gain. Corporate is all about the money - American Employees are just numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership Lost

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many resources; flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Denial regarding current state; ineffective strategy to move organization forward; no inspiring future... just cost cutting year over year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very clean,organized and safety minded.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are very nice and personable. You usually know what is expected of you and when.

    Cons

    Management does not care about their employees. They make them work lot of extra time without any notice.
    Many times if you are terminated,you do not know why.
    Several of their so called "Safe Food Handling Practices" have not been followed when accidents have happened due to cost or loss of production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The first myth there about management,is that it exists. They need to get off their butts,out of the air cond. offices and into the production areas. They also need to follow the dress and hand washing codes they make everyone else follow,apparently,many of them think they have no germs..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Pfizer Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Lead in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Lead in Andover, MA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Summer hours allow early departure on Fridays during summer.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking. The environment makes it very difficult to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having stronger systems in place prior to laying workforce off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Depressing culture, everyone just going through the motions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Formulations Operator in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Formulations Operator in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good but only if you get overtime. Benefits are generous.

    Cons

    Lots of disgruntled people with poor outlooks on life. People know that they are stuck in this job for life because no one else in the area pays as well. If you make waves, management will mess with you so it's best to just keep quiet and don't report anything you see. People will not follow SOP and will intentionally cut corners at the risk of product safety. Lots of theft throughout the plant in Kalamazoo. Lock up your belongings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some integrity. On paper, this would be a great company to work for but the rules only matter if they are enforced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The Consumer division is a mess

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Pfizer (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility, half day fridays.

    Cons

    Poor management. Future of the consumer division is unclear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Sanford, NC

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great salary, great coworkers. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    job security, layoffs all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    currently going through issues at Meridian-St. Louis site

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    compensation is good, benefits are very good, health care inexpensive. they are improving processes....however...

    Cons

    still going thru issues with incorporation of various systems, and trying to do too much at one time. its turned cut-throat, environment is not pleasant like it had been, stressful, alot of internal change of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company goals are good, but definitely too much at one time...personal and daily job demands are just overwhelming. They are trying to do the right thing, but need to focus more on improving/establishing systems before attempting to release product based on incomplete/unorganized systems. This is the cause of the repetitive mistakes; overstressed employees and incomplete, unestablished systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Liked the people for the most part, but the workplace was dysfunctional.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people who are passionate about their work and the benefits that the products they work on provide to patients.

    Cons

    People are constantly being pulled in so many different directions that they cannot focus on what they need to focus on in order to do a good job and get their real work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people focus on their real work.

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