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Wyeth Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
Wyeth – US – “The Wyeth sign. It was a great place to work!”

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3.6 178 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

Wyeth President and CEO Bernard J. Poussot

Bernard J. Poussot

(93 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to work, work life balance, respect for people, great work environment(in 13 reviews)

  • decent salary and benefits and work environment(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Small senior management "club" environment(in 11 reviews)

  • Bought by Pfizer and so many great people let go(in 4 reviews)

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    Good company, needs work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHas biologics arm but it not focused on the right development.

    ConsThe top is only focused on the top, rather than the company as a whole.

     

    bad

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsThe management is very friendly. They make an effort to make sure that all employees are satisfied. They offer decent starting salary

    ConsThere is a commission ceiling. Not enough customer service support. The products are not top of the line. Competitors will pay more.

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    Typical big pharma environment.

    Senior Director (Former Employee) Collegeville, PA

    Prosdecent salary and benefits and work environment

    ConsPoor executive management more interested in personal wealth than company performance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    pros/cons balance out

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    Proscompensation, benefits, perks, exercise room, cafeteria

    Consrespect for people, bureaucracy, lack of transparency at the top

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Limited potential, Depleating Human Resourses

    Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee) Andover, MA

    ProsGood work/life balance. Decent pay. Nice facilities, parking, work environment. Exposure to a wealth of industry experience through current employees.

    ConsCurrent employees are in all of the power positions, and not leaving anytime soon. Limited growth potential. Just got bought by Pfizer

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote the on site employees to give them a reason to stay. Replace the employees that left. Morale is low and in need of repair.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average/Below average

    Public Policy (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsSalary, location, commuting opportunities, work challenge

    ConsSenior management was incompetent, they did not communicate well on a normal day, let alone during the Pfizer buyout.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people who actually deserve it and who are competent.

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    Wyeth really limits your experience to a narrow function.

    Validation Engineer (Former Employee) Pearl River, NY

    ProsWyeth has great benefits and a very good work/life balance.

    ConsNot much room for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRotational and leadership programs.

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    A good place to work...Depending on who you work under.

    Chemist (Former Employee) Princeton Junction, Mercer, NJ

    ProsUp to date instruments & equipment
    Friendly work environment
    Fair compensation & benefits
    Great products at company store

    ConsPoor management
    Lack of growth opportunities
    Poor career advancement progression
    No opportunity for cross functional learning or internal job transfering

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more into career development and progression for employees. Institute an bi-annual review of direct managers and supervisors from employees.

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    Category Development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Madison, NJ

    ProsWyeth are category leaders in many of the categories they play in. Known as best in class, they offer many career opportunities.

    ConsThe industry has always been volatile and one should expect many changes while working in this industry, it is a good idea to have agility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should work harder to improve your recruitment and selection process to make sure you obtain the best talent in the organization.

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    Used to be a great place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Frazer, PA

    ProsWyeth used to be a great place to work when they were located in Radnor, PA. Big company with a small company feel. Back then, you were recognized for your accomplishments and there were many growth opportunities. People in general really liked working for this company.

    ConsAfter they moved to Collegeville, everything changed. The culture became entirely different...very political and no longer mattered what you knew but who you knew. This was the "beginning of the end" for Wyeth in my opinion. Approximately 7 years later, they were bought by Pfizer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership at Wyeth failed in the later years and not surpisingly, they were taken over. With the right management and decision-making, there would still be Wyeth today

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