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An interesting company to intern at, but don't expect much else

Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

ProsPrestige. People know the company.
Employees. Very polite, very nice to interns, competent, smart.
Responsibility given to interns. I worked on documents that went all the way to the top of the company.
Nice site.
Willing to give vacation time to interns.
Company name is fantastic for resume when applying elsewhere.

ConsMergers and general industry trend means pressure for jobs.
IT is messy in some regards and slow. Mergers don't help this.
Rigid and you can't disclose much of your work outside of the company (even in business units). Comes with the industry, but...
No compensation beyond salary. Not even paying July 4th (done in 2010).
Tons of contractors and consultants over real employees. Between the first point and this, expecting conversion to a job after the internship is unlikely.
Referrals matter a lot to internships. Most of the interns have a parent at VP level or above.

Advice to Senior ManagementPfizer needs to figure out a direction. There's a lot of inefficiency in many areas of the company but the company is struggling to find the next thing as the brands go off patent. Getting rid of unexciting but stable businesses like some of the consumer businesses Pfizer has sold is short sighted at a time when such companies need to diversify.

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    disconnected

    Manager (Current Employee) Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer


    Pros: flexible work schedule Local management was great. Cons: Senior management disconnected from its employees Seems to lack directions at… Advice to Senior Management: Create a vision at the top level of the company… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Lots of bureaucracy and politics, and inefficiencies in processes between front line and top line

    District Sales Representative (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Pfizer


    Pros: great benefits - 401k, health, car, cell phone, and corporate… Cons: Militaristic style...pressure from upward management gets pushed down to all levels of management and to the sales representatives creating a… Advice to Senior Management: More human element to create better quality of life for… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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