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Program Data Manager

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Former Employee - Program Data Manager in New London, CT
Former Employee - Program Data Manager in New London, CT

I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Ability to work from home and travel is still supported. There is cohesion among treatment programs as this is necessary to keep the program consistent.

Cons

Very unorganized, unsupportive, stressful. Processes, documentation, standards, templates, etc. constantly change and you're required to continually go back and review the same documentation over and over instead of going forward from the time of the change. Most studies are long-term and you are responsible to address documents from colleagues who preceded you on the study, many of whom no longer work there. This happens every couple weeks. VERY stressful, demanding, and time-consuming.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look more closely at individual workloads and work / life balance for sake of employee health, productivity and quality. Also, leave processes, etc in place for more than 5 minutes as constantly reinventing the wheel is an unproductive waste of time.

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  1. Pfizer creates politicians not medicines

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, nothing else, nothing else, nothing else (had to enter 5 pros)

    Cons

    Political atmosphere, unbearable bureaucracy, best talent continues to leave, ready-fire-aim business strategy, decisions based on leaders personal interests and never around making best science decisions or even decisions in best benefit of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and allow scientists to make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    A great company that took a wrong turn.....

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Groton, CT

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team, co-workers; sense of empowerment

    Cons

    Once they started outsourcing, they went wild - staff became disengaged, lost vested interest, always fearful for their job. Philosophy of the company completely changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember - value your staff - they are the ones that enable you to succeed as a manager. To upper management - don't forget your roots. Once you get too far removed, it is easy to forget what it takes to do the job. It is easy to spout out directives and unreasonable timelines, but if you forget to involve the function in these decisions, you will never have successful results or a productive staff.

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