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Good solid company, don't rock the boat if you want to get ahead.

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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay & benefits
Building a solid pipeline of products
Nice friendly working environment
Smart people who want to make a difference

Cons

Political organization, need to know what people are saying about you behind your back. If you disagree with direction or ideas you may be seen as a "problem" and not a team player unless you have a mgr who is willing to back you up.

Advice to Management

Be more honest with colleagues. If you have a concern, or have issues bring it up and discuss with your employee.
Mgt needs to live the desired culture, not just send out memos and talk about it.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    I worked at G.D. Searle which was acquired by Pfizer

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits: more vacation time than most companies offer.
    Higher salary than other companies
    Interesting work
    If you can prove your worth, easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    Best to negotiate the highest salary before being hired. Otherwise, you'll always be at the low end of the pay scale for the position.

  2. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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