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Pfizer Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
1,232 Reviews
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Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 72 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 34 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 35 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company, well-run and efficient

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You feel like you're part of a team that's truly saving lives. The work, no matter what division you're in, is rewarding.

    Cons

    You're in such a large corporation that you can't always see what's happening at the forefront. Stock doesn't move much, either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting and the majority of leadership is smart.

    Cons

    Some employees have a sense of entitlement..maybe living in the good old days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the bad apples.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pharmaceutical sales representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great medicine, great hr policies.

    Cons

    Some quirky management in sales, luck of the draw

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Small Town - Big Politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Union and Self-Serving Senior Managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are so lucky to have had your buddies save your jobs. So sorry for all that did not partake in your parties for personal gain. Corporate is all about the money - American Employees are just numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Company in major transition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great benefits, excellent location in NYC, work with talented people, opportunity to gain different skill sets, excellent R&D and science

    Cons

    work-life balance (particularly for HQ-based positions), expectation is that you are always available, politics, limited opportunity once you hit mid-career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with people in the ranks, culture needs major improvement, make it a place that people what to work in, but don't try to be a company that Pfizer is not (160+ year old company -- think conservative).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Exposure to all levels of management while always working on challenging projects.

    Cons

    Work-life balance basically non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should stop talking about changing the culture and improving work-life balance and should do something about it. Employees work hard, long hours and still feel they aren't put in a position to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company with lots of opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company rewards self motivated individuals who are strategic and deliver results.

    Cons

    This is a highly regulated environment and one must remain diligent in understanding the laws to remain compliant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    World of Big Pharma

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    Current Employee - Manager in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people that I work with and care about making a contribution. The people care and I get a lot of support from my immediate upper management.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Wish we could have more of the "small" company mindset. I would like to see "C-level" management make decisions that affect the company's long-term goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked there for over ten years. Amazing opportunity to learn and grow. Many of the smartest people in the industry work at Pfizer. The compensation is fantastic as is the flexibility of how and where you work unless of course you're in the labs.

    Cons

    Some of the glory days have faded in terms of a strong culture which happens when you have so many M&As.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ian's a veteran so I think he's got this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Morris Plains, NJ

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Flex Hours working remotely few days a week. Majority of Folks Friendly and Hard-working.

    Cons

    International Travel, High pressure job with tight deadlines. Seems to now be in a constant down-sizing mode, Some unreasonable cost cutting affecting long-term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to meet your indirect reports, Keep company politics to a minimum when possible.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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