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Great experience working for the biggest of the "Big Pharma" firms.

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Groton, CT
Former Employee - Manager in Groton, CT

I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Wonderful co-workers, terrific work environment, exciting projects with stimulating team members made working at Pfizer in Groton/New London and in NYC an absolute pleasure. Good salary and benefits.

Cons

Very little room for career development or advancement; constant acquisitions and reorganisations accompanied by large numbers of lay-offs lowered morale in recent years. Pfizer is now no longer the blue ribbon company it used to be and employees are starting to walk away.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get back to basics and listen to the people on the ground working at the "Coal Face". Pfizer teams working in drug development and with the FDA know what is required to succeed. Outsourcing this work and reducing Pfizer headcount may well, in the short term, cut costs, however the medium to long term risks of a fully outsourced drug development model could be a real concern, especially for a company who is already working under an FDA warning notice.

Recommends
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No opinion of CEO

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    A comfortable place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of resource, comfortable and respectful workplace

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring due to various changes in management and pending expiration of patented drugs. Heavy politics in some dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have a (better) long-term plan for the future and eliminate the current dept head's controlled annual performance review and allow project's team members or leaders to review the employee's performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Patent Cliff Abyss

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

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked with incredibly talented people who were smart and cared about improving people's health.

    Cons

    The leadership of the company is 100% solely beholden to the shareholder, no one else matters. Managers don't care about their employees because at any moment they could be asked to lay them off. Top performers be damned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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