Pfizer
3.3 of 5 1,059 reviews
www.pfizer.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Pfizer Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 1,059 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read

Ian Read

(358 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Benefits,Growth opportunities, diversity, supports work life balance, employee gym"
    in 58 reviews
  • "They offer good pay and benefits"
    in 35 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Arrogance from NYC senior management is ridiculous"
    in 31 reviews
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    Working for a large, big pharma company has its advantages and disadvantages.

    Institutional Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsFlexible work schedule, great benefits: health, life, car. Great products with a solid pipeline of new products in the works.

    ConsHuge company and it's easy for things to get lost in the shuffle. The right hand doesn't seem to know what the left hand is doing. Management is often disconnected from reality and don't have perspective on the importance of interpersonal relationships.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work in!

    Senior Director, Team Leader (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsResources, opportunities for growth, very diverse, great health insurance, compensation is fair, the sky is the limit as far as what you can do- you have to know how to navigate this big organization though...

    ConsAs every big company, this one is not different. It's political, tough to navigate and slow to take decisions. Those who manage up- are usually rewarded by Senior. Management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very friendly company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proseveryone is experienced, nice and helpful

    ConsBoston is very expensive, so I don;t like the traffic and house price

    Advice to Senior Managementso far so good

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    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Peapack, NJ

    ProsI am proud to say that I worked at Pfizer for more than 3 years

    Solid Pharma company with a good reputation. At the time we had a robust pipeline and were preparing to launch several new products that we developed- not bought like some other pharmaceutical companies.

    ConsToo much comparison to other territories and areas throughout the nation- like comparing apples to oranges. It was hard to stand out with all the regulations and rules.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement treated employees fairly well. We've made great progress but still have a long ways to go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience with good research and great colleagues damaged by frequent restructuring, changing priorities and M&A .

    Senior Scientist (Former Employee)
    Groton, CT

    ProsI was a scientist at the bench who found lots of challenge, personally fulfilling research and excellent resources (equipment budget, reagents) for work. My immediate colleagues were great co-workers with a sense of team.

    ConsDeveloping a product that requires several years to market is impossible with when reprioritizing, restructuring and site closures occur every six months. There was churn in the personnel in upper management and there was lack of clarity of research goals in middle management. There was little opportunity for career growth for scientists within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a strategy and leadership team. Then stick with it for several years. Otherwise it's impossible to tell what the 'results' of the strategy are. If workers report that their management is erratic or ineffective, listen those comments and take action.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work if you are a self starter

    Senior Associate Scientist (Current Employee)
    Pearl River, NY

    ProsUnlimited resources, good staff, competitive culture

    ConsLarge company dynamics and politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways encourage employees to grow it will make them better and more loyal

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

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    Cut cut cut

    Finance Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSummer Fridays and flexible work schedules. Good 401K match

    ConsNo organic growth. Financial engineering is a must. Cuts and stock buy back.

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    Senior scientist

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsExperienced team, great collaboration, get things done quickly when focused

    ConsReorganizations too frequent, lost continuity sometimes

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on long term reward

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    nerve-racking

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood benefits, good salary, good direct manager

    ConsPfizer purchased Wyeth and wiped out R&D

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees with integrity

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    Well paid, but a part in a machine

    Associate Director (Current Employee)
    Groton, CT

    ProsWorking at Pfizer was not stressful, reasonable hours, not a lot of pressure to accomplish something every single day

    ConsBecause there wasn't a lot of pressure, if you wanted to actually move fast and accomplish something, it was hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTypical big corporation where someone who happened to be in the right place at the right time would get promoted. But not necessarily because they were particularly good at their job. This hinders the respect they have from subordinates and limits the subordinates development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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