Pfizer Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Generally work/life balance is good (in 72 reviews)

  • They offer good pay and benefits (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging (in 34 reviews)

  • Also job security it not what it used to be (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Balanced place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    My office it's easy to work from home from time to time, my colleagues are great, and always very friendly

    Cons

    there could be better gym benefits


  2. Statistician

    Current Employee - Statistician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Statistician in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly working environment, and there is good opportunity to growth in the company

    Cons

    pay is lower than the industry average, insurance is hot as good


  3. Research Assistant (Co-op)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was extremely helpful and available to answer any questions. Ability to work independently while also collaborating with the larger group.

    Cons

    I had a great experience, so none.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure lower level employees aren't getting lost in the mix.


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  5. Well known company....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company recognition and power of the name.

    Cons

    The company wants you to live and breathe Pfizer.


  6. Very Nice place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture. Promoted to lead projects.

    Cons

    There are not any cons.


  7. My department is fantastic; overall company leadership is uneven

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    My 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.

    Cons

    The 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.


  8. Great place to work!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep setting the bar high!


  9. Manager and representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent first in class products

    Cons

    To much focus on structure.

    Advice to Management

    Learn customer needs and delivery in ways people relate and receive information from each other.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not a good place if you are support staff.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and they should hire better managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management and the overall company will be better place to work.


  11. Experience at Pfizer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge company with a lot of possibilities

    Cons

    The company has to many lay offs

    Advice to Management

    Give all levels an opportunity



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