Pfizer Reviews in Connecticut

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
1,157 Reviews
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Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 70 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits and the chance to work with a lot of really incredible people (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities (in 33 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    they have a great benefits

    Cons

    the are constantly laying offs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, it's been a good ride...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory Manager in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Regulatory Manager in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are all you could ask for, and the company does a lot for the local and global communities.Most of all, I really appreciate my amazing co-workers, who care about what they do and are committed to delivering new medicines to patients. The company does a great job of keeping people focused on what's important and tries to make it easier to get your work done.

    Cons

    Having said that, it's a really big company, so it CAN be hard to get things done sometimes. It's also been difficult to see so many of my coworkers lose their jobs. Job security hasn't been great in recent years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I had a great experience as an Engineering Co-op at Pfizer, Inc in Engineering Technologies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Groton, CT

    I worked at Pfizer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a student, I was assigned on-going work that actually made an impact on the group I was working in. There was little to no typical intern work which made the whole experience more worthwhile.

    Cons

    It is a large company, so at times communication between different groups was difficult and as a Co-op I was not included in the summer student program even though I was there during that time and had to be proactive about finding out what events were happening.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pfizer as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked with highly experienced award winning sales rep that mentor you.

    Cons

    Job security is lacking in this industry.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Generally a very good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Groton, CT

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company with excellent benefits, treated employees very well.

    Cons

    Constantly downsizing, with little to no plan for future success.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    There's a leaner infrastructure each year

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Groton, CT

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Important products in the pipeline, novel therapeutics, smart people

    Cons

    Poor communication, silos of workers. Due to changes in business plans there are a lot of stops and starts on projects. Makes it a challenge to plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate information that people need to do their jobs, especially in communication between different geographical locations. That would minimize re-inventing the wheel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good company but no so descent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Formulation in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Formulation in Groton, CT

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    high salary and good condition

    Cons

    no position and always lay off people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Application Development Team Leader/Member

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Groton, CT

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people chosen for my team were almost entirely apolitical, technically excellent, and focused on the goals of the project. Almost every technical meeting we had, someone would bring the question(s) with which we were wrangling back to "...so how does this benefit the customer?" Our manager was very smart, very savvy at working the organization above him, and took completely to heart the managers' job of being an umbrella for everything that "rolls downhill," so as to keep the team focused and motivated. A dream team.

    Cons

    The team has since been disbanded, and while the project has been moved into "Maintenance Mode," it is still being rolled out to new locations. Sponsor and manager were let go, most of the team members have either left the company or are in new roles over which they are far less satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bespoke software can, in fact, be a competitive advantage.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My career at Pfizer has been rewarding, although we live in a world of shrinking resources.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    People, venue, culture, benefits, career paths, opportunities, inclusiveness, open door policy, minority hiring practices, flexibility, salary competitiveness, personal development opportunities.

    Cons

    Fear implications of constant change (potential job loss, site closures, mergers, downsizing, belt tightening, doing more with less, disparity between executive salary % increases vs. rest of company employees, offshoring. etc, etc, etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What happened to rewarding employees for a job well done? In 2013, stock price goes up, pay for performance goes way down. This is not an incentive for future personal sacrifice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tough environment currently

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New London, CT

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

    Pros

    Great experience in the past. Good salaries and benefits. Plenty of ability to learn. Ask and you shall receive as long as it is not upwards.

    Cons

    too much change is choking everyone. Bureaucracy is killing innovation. its easier to get $1m for a project than it is to get $1k. Still are not used to real world budgets and still think bigger is better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split the company and free the managers to make choices. Everyone is running scared and not willing to take chances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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