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Pfizer Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
1,189 Reviews
3.6
1,189 Reviews
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Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Business Strategy Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    collaborative enviornment, access to leadership, growth opportunity

    Cons

    business development and research not co-located for biotherapeutics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Good salary with good benefits. Great human resources. Bonuses are huge. The type of company you want if you are stable.

    Cons

    Boring after a couple of years. Marketing is repetitive and too controlled by the COFEPRIS (Mexican FDA). It's all about choosing gimmicks for physicians, organizing congresses and deciding how much sampling is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dare to innovate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    review

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    career growth, strong management, good bio pipeline

    Cons

    sometimes the tail wags the dog

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience at Pfizer has being very positive, there is opportunities and sense of ownership.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Good people, good culture! People for the most part are friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    It is a big company so sometimes things don't move as fast as you want. But that is the nature of large corporations, also there is a lot of regulations that needs to be considerate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Consumer HealthCare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great company, benefits. Good all-rounder

    Cons

    Be prepared for the world of pharma. They play by different rules, although they are all good intentions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Pfizer is a good job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Very high base. Fantastic benefits. Good products. Great people.

    Cons

    Low bonus. pipeline produces nothing. Middle and Upper management are lost and oblivious to what is effective in the real world. Hung up on reach, frequency, call average, and meaningless metrics. Constant layoffs every year or two means less opportunity to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Realistic Expectations of Pfizer

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance, excellent benefits and wonderful talented people.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to grow within the company, unless you live in an area where there's a regional office or in NY headquarters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very nice

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    Current Employee - Director in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Director in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    amazing people work there and its just a nice place

    Cons

    some times i wanst able to work from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard and friend your bosses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very clean,organized and safety minded.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Carlisle, PA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are very nice and personable. You usually know what is expected of you and when.

    Cons

    Management does not care about their employees. They make them work lot of extra time without any notice.
    Many times if you are terminated,you do not know why.
    Several of their so called "Safe Food Handling Practices" have not been followed when accidents have happened due to cost or loss of production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The first myth there about management,is that it exists. They need to get off their butts,out of the air cond. offices and into the production areas. They also need to follow the dress and hand washing codes they make everyone else follow,apparently,many of them think they have no germs..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great people: caring, helping, team players, respectful, wonderful atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the environment was "extremely" fast-paced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great communication between everyone.

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