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Pfizer Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.3 1,069 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read

Ian Read

(362 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits,Growth opportunities, diversity, supports work life balance, employee gym(in 61 reviews)

  • They offer good pay and benefits(in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities(in 27 reviews)

  • Dynamic industry does not lend to job security(in 31 reviews)

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    Network/system Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood solid structure, very big company offices all over

    ConsMostly contract jobs, not easy to get in.

    Advice to Senior Managementsmart people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good Company But it Could Use Some Changes....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Excellent Benefits
    -Good Work Environment; Stable
    -Company strives to achieve good work/home life balance (Three weeks vacation plus a week off in Dec. is very nice).

    Cons-It's difficult to change department, especially if you're in Manufacturing.
    -Engineers appear to be favored over individuals with BS on Biology, Biochemistry ect.
    -Raises are minimal . Promotions are a rarity.

    Advice to Senior Management-Consider what individuals bring to the table and communicate with groups to learn how each team member's contributions have helped in achieving our goals.

    -offer raises that outpace rises in healthcare costs and inflation.

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    Good company to work for.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunities for advancement are there for anyone willing to do the work.

    ConsLarge companies have extra red tape and lengthy approval processes. Pfizer is no different. Sometimes there are non-value added approvals to slow things down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot all sites are treated equal by headquarters. Management could ease this by allowing employees to provide feedback and seriously trying to address concerns. As with all employers there are good Managers and bad. Make an effort to weed out the bad ones and not shuffle them to a different position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    General Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits are good, salary is as well

    Consworkers are layed off to quickly

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't cut workers so quickly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    good place to start career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat work life balance, met many intelligent -hard working individuals, really enjoyed working with co-workers

    ConsBig company- more focused on profits and less on people

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    Innovative and fast moving for "Big Pharma"

    Director (Former Employee) New London, CT

    ProsScale
    Very professional work environment
    Dedicated employees
    Worthwhile mission

    ConsUpheaval - non stop acquisitions and restructuring. Considerable layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on a few critical initiatives and grow by developing your own drugs instead of buying them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

    Global Clinical Study Management (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIn the beginning (~2000-2006), it was a fantastic place to work--for the most part, vibrant and intelligent co-workers and superiors, good company values and as an employee you felt part of something bigger and good. Surprisingly good opportunities to expand your knowledge even in the most routine aspects of your role, great benefits, good compensation and a feeling of family. After they started having you interview for your job, combining roles, and neglecting one of their core values "Respect For People", it all changed. Motivation and morale dropped considerably, the average were rewarded while the outstanding were marginalized.

    ConsVery little room for career advancement; too many 'old boys' club approaches to business and slightly arthritic in their adoption of technologies and process that would improve the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncorporate 360 reviews where colleagues review their managers--you'd be surprised at the shockingly high number of ineffective, unprofessional managers that hold leadership positions and have no business being there...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company. Salary not as competitive with other companies.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance, benefits, and work environment

    ConsSalary and bonus pay structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries still need to be reevaluated, other smaller pharmaceutical companies way out perform us. We are supposed to be the best. We need to reward employees on a more regular basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWilling to partner with Retailers to drive category sales and share. Looking for ways to improve retailer's market share in key categories. Focused on building partnerships through driving shopper, category, and consumer insights. Solid training and good benefits.

    ConsSometimes slow to act on Retailer's key initiatives and market trends to make changes to programs and product mix. Tended to over-focus on a few customers vs. driving sales and share across all classes of trade.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the "customer" - which in this case are the retailers, to better understand their focus. When doing shopper research, expand beyond a hand full of customers to include representation across all classes of trade.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great environment, if you can dodge the layoffs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat Salary, Room for advancement,

    ConsConstant Downsizing, No Job security

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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