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

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I worked at Pfizer

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Kafkaesque

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  2. Survival mode.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Severance and that is all.

    Cons

    Mission, vision and values messed up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to high paid management consultants who make decisions based on numbers rather than people's lives.

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