Pfizer Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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. Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist
    Former Employee - Research Scientist

    I worked at Pfizer (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment full of academics from the Greater Boston Area

    Cons

    Long term vision is not made clear

  2. director

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    Former Employee - Director IT in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Director IT in Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at Pfizer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    this company has a Great culture

    Cons

    It is a big company and can be hard to navigate

  3. Network tech

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment for a contractor.

    Cons

    Business at this location was shrinking and relocating.

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  5. Great place to work challenging projects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The great colleagues, the rapid change, great challenges and great products

    Cons

    Overfocus on cost analysis, pet projects for certain leaders

  6. Helpful (2)

    Working as an intern here was one of the most rewarding and informative positions I ever had.

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Peapack, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Peapack, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large global company, very fast passed, worked on projects by myself

    Cons

    You can tell that the employees are uncertain for the future

  7. One of the best companies to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Memphis, TN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, job benefits, salary, office decor, office equipment, exposure to multiple countries, great work-life balance, and ability to weather downturns in the economy

    Cons

    The site leadership at the local level changes very often (i.e. 2 yr avg). When wevhad good people in place, they are removed to fast and now we have a site leader that can't be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Change the local site leadership because he can't be trusted.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Pfizer has been a terrific working environment I'd recommend to anyone.

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    Current Employee - Archivist and Document Coordinator in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Archivist and Document Coordinator in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pfizer treats employees fairly, openly, and respectfully.

    Cons

    Pfizer does do a lot of layoffs with little to no warning.

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure to learn everyone's full names who works under you and those you manage.

  9. great company

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    transparant, flexible, fair, women friendly

    Cons

    very big, too many silos,

    Advice to Management

    HR practices need improvement

  10. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work from home schedule

    Cons

    Disconnect between rewarding performance (defined as OWN IT) and actual compensation. Their compensation philosophy is to bring people on below the mid-point in the salary grade, and pay no more than the mid-point. They define the 50 percentile (compared to benchmarked companies) as competitive. This seems fundamentally flawed as other companies are paying more for top talent in the same position (I have been a top performer every year I have worked there). Management lacks the will to differentiate performance. Expect an annual 1-3% merit increase with bonus payout no higher than 130%.

    Advice to Management

    Actually reward high performers vs. paying them lip service.

  11. Helpful (1)

    consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    highly innovative, professional working environment

    Cons

    too many mid level management

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