Pfizer Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
1,107 Reviews

3.6
1,107 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Easy to work with as a team

    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management and leadership in place

    Cons

    Need more focus on short-term objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in planning

  2.  

    My experience in this company was very good, because they prepared me in every task that has to do with manufacturingbec

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator  in  Guayama, PR
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Guayama, PR

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Give you the opportunity to grow professionally and benefits.

    Cons

    learn something new every day and have the confidence that through the training you're doing well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are always in constant communication with your employees and give the opportunity to express the feelings of every one of them because in them is the heart of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Finance & Business Operations Colleague

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    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great organization to work for with excellent work/life balance. Organization has done a great deal of work in changing the overall culture to an Own It Culture that fosters innovation, collaboration, and respect. Management does a good job in being transparent and encouraging to its organization

    Cons

    Things take FOREVER to get done, meaning type of projects have to go through numerous approvals that are sometimes unnecessary and inefficient. Also, if you are looking for fast job advancement, this is not the place for you; if you are okay in being in the same role for 10 years, then you will be happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to practice what you are preaching in the Ownership Culture as its core values are meaningful to the organization and its employees. We need to have more career visibility, clarity and advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    System Administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great working environment. Everyone is helpful.

    Cons

    Difficult to become a full time Pfizer Employee.

  6.  

    Stimulating, energetic, never a dull moment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Highly focused on innovation, attracting only the best in business and accordingly rewarding them

    Cons

    Due to it's huge company size, a lot of time and efforts are spent on navigating the internal processes and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating and don't ignore the human factor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Experienced great managers and coworkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support  in  Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Collegeville, PA

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    A stimulating set of projects and challenges to solve. Management was supportive in providing guidance when needed while expecting individuals to achieve results and network with the project team, and others as needed, to solve issues. The pace of working interactively with contracted IT resources and the IT internal staff led to great results.

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons. As I was leaving due to contract time limits, staff cutbacks were being announced.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    coder

    Former Employee - Coder
    Former Employee - Coder

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great stuff good environment to work

    Cons

    nothing was bad, great enviroment

  9.  

    Very Nice place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company culture. Promoted to lead projects.

    Cons

    There are not any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Director

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Terrific place to extend one's knowledge significantly. If you want to stay 'static' at your level you can....if you wish to keep growing, there are plenty of opportunities. Hard work and commitment is paid off. Some brilliant minds work here - LEARN from them. Salaries and benefits are great. The best supervisor in my entire career to date has been while at Pfizer. Energetic & high visibility ERG groups as well.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging. Pfizer pays well...but expect you to work very hard.This will & can be a challenge. Can be a bit of a "big boy's club" at times. Gender imbalances at the top. Had one supervisor, fortunately the only one in my career to date, the used malicious and very underhand workplace bullying. Fortunately, I was able to move after 8 months but he was awful. Be aware it can happen anywhere. The pros at Pfizer, however, far outweighed the cons though!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of supervisors that commit workplace bullying and purposeful lack of inclusion. I experienced a nightmare of a supervisor while working at Pfizer Animal Health, now Zoetis. He did it usually when we were alone and it was difficult to prove. Be hyper diligent about memorializing all interactions with such nasty people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Learned a lot and was allowed to be independent in the Lab.

    Cons

    I have no cons when I interned at Pfizer.

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