Pfizer

  www.pfizer.com
  www.pfizer.com
There are newer employer reviews for Pfizer

 

Great pay, great benefits, but what about the future???

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I worked at Pfizer

Pros

Pfizer pays well and has a really good benefits package. Each year it does seem that the benefits are rolled back a bit though. Since the company is so large, you have access to some great tools to do your job, and a big global network of committed individuals with whom you can work. If you have a co-operative manager, you can have quite a bit of flexibility in how you get your job done, provided you show results.

Cons

Oh, the reorgs.... You have to have pretty thick skin to try and ignore the rumors that start flying every year or so. It is painful, disheartening and unmotivating. You really can't become emotionally attached to your job, but perhaps that is just the way all businesses are these days.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have been impressed by the efforts of the lower and mid level managers to make Pfizer a good place to work. I think they care about the work environment--but not at the expense of their own employment. I feel that the corporate level management is completely out of touch.

No opinion of CEO

1190 Other Employee Reviews for Pfizer (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Kafkaesque

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Very generous benefits and separation package
    Great potential for social good
    Many intelligent employees who actually did care about doing a great job

    Cons

    very poor management skills (VP level)
    immediate manager was very lazy
    corporate lack of direction and perspective
    political
    change momentum seemed glacial
    much talk but no walk
    "in-flight magazine" business concepts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop a long term strategy and not react to wall street
    listen to your frontline
    develop a real China strategy
    trottle back the M&A activity

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience, would never go back!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    The name recognition and the benefits

    Cons

    Too many to count. It really depends on your manager and your region. These two factors will play a crucial role in how your career advances after training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Layoffs every other year does not do well for your employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Pfizer

Work at Pfizer? Share Your Experiences

Pfizer

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.