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Pfizer Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 13 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read

Ian Read

(3 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits,Growth opportunities, diversity, supports work life balance, employee gym(in 61 reviews)

  • They offer good pay and benefits(in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities(in 27 reviews)

  • Dynamic industry does not lend to job security(in 31 reviews)

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    Very Nice place to work at.

    Engineer (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood company culture. Promoted to lead projects.

    ConsThere are not any cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My department is fantastic; overall company leadership is uneven

    Senior Principal Scientist (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsMy department is fantastic... we do good science and we have the resources to do technology development at a level that I probably wouldn't have the opportunity to do at very many other companies.

    ConsThe company doesn't know what it wants to look like and this leads to zigging and zagging, inconsistent strategies, and disruptive reorganizations/relocations/etc. Are we getting bigger doing a megamerger and trying to diversify? Are we getting smaller by spinning off to become "focused" on our "core"? Whatever it is this year, 1-2 years from now it will be an about face.

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    Great place to work!!

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsReally enjoyed working there. Great place to be challenged every day and learn something new. Discovering new products to help people is always the focus

    ConsThe commute was a pain in the neck, but unfortunately that is not something the company can help with..

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep setting the bar high!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    District Sales Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsExcellent first in class products

    ConsTo much focus on structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn customer needs and delivery in ways people relate and receive information from each other.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience at Pfizer

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsHuge company with a lot of possibilities

    ConsThe company has to many lay offs

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive all levels an opportunity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place if you are support staff.

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThey offer good pay and benefits.

    ConsManagement is disorganized and they should hire better managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better management and the overall company will be better place to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never Regret for working at Pfizer

    Sourcing (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Pros1. International operation leads to job opportunities
    2. Good benefit package

    Consdisturbing reorganizations; Limited opportunities for career development in R&D organization;

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocusing on sustainable business strategy instead of pleasing investors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    satisfying but not excellent ...expected more

    Associate Scientist (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosvery relaxed work environment, nice people

    Consvery complicated structure of groups

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Overall very good work experience

    Senior Principal Scientist (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosgood resources, well-paid, nice work environment, and integration of functions of different group. People were friendly and helpful and worked hard.

    Consunsure job with not so well set goals and execution. Creativity was not much encouraged. Too much time spent on administrative routines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet a long-term goal and stick to it. Attract people with talents and retain them.

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    Working for this company was exhausteing.

    Director (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsSalaries, benefits and .... that's about it.

    ConsWhere do I begin. Very few people have the fortitude to stay the course with all the internal competition and fighting for survival. Culture is antithesis of what they say they want.. People are not engaged, creative risk taking, collaborative, or transparent because they are always worried about making mistakes, failing, and ultimately getting laid off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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