Pfizer
3.3 of 5 989 reviews
www.pfizer.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Pfizer Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 989 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read

Ian Read

(328 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Benefits,Growth opportunities, diversity, supports work life balance, employee gym"
    in 56 reviews
  • "They offer good pay and benefits"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is fair but can be challenging at times because of all of the restructuring"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Dynamic industry does not lend to job security"
    in 30 reviews
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Politics, continues org changes but great experience

Senior Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSmart people, great culture, innovative, focus on excellence and great opportunities to learn and grow your career

ConsPolitics, on-going org restructures distracting people and adjusting plans over and over

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

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

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Contract assignment with Operations Group

Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Pfizer as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWorked on meaningful projects where could see meaningful impact to the organization
Collaborative, friendly working environment
Team-oriented
Collaborative people
Training opportunities

ConsGetting to know key management figures given size of company
Many levels of management

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide clear feedback for performance appraisals process. Consider incorporating Consultants into more team processes.

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

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Worthwhile experience 1n the year 1990.

Scientist (Former Employee)
Terre Haute, IN

I worked at Pfizer as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat working conditions, and great equipment.

ConsSwing shift work was hard to get accustomed too.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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Intern (Former Employee)
Pearl River, NY

I worked at Pfizer as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery hands on internship. Real work assignments. Technology that I kickstarted during my internship is still in use.

ConsCompany was downsizing so there weren't many opportunities for interns to take on full time positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People and a Best in Class Atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pfizer full-time

ProsVery proactive and cutting edge strategic approach. By far best in class in the LS industry. In general 15-20 ahead of competition with respect to market intelligence, insights and strategic use of information.

ConsFluctuating product line gave way to self preservation and spirit of a once close knit organization. It will be interesting to see how the organization emerges from the turbulence of the last decade. Seems there are better leaders in place, seasoned with good vision.

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

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Great place to get practical pharmaceutical experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pfizer

ProsFantastic local management who care.

ConsDealing with the every 2 year lay offs.

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Great environment to work

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsTop talent, great colleagues, flexible schedule

ConsMay not value employees.

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

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Great place to work!!

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

ProsReally enjoyed working there. Great place to be challenged every day and learn something new. Discovering new products to help people is always the focus

ConsThe commute was a pain in the neck, but unfortunately that is not something the company can help with..

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep setting the bar high!

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

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pfizer

ProsGreat company to develop your skills. You get to do challenging work.

ConsVery bottom line focused. Losing some talent to growing competitors

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

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good company to work for

Senior Associate Scientist (Former Employee)
Groton, CT

I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthey have a great benefits

Consthe are constantly laying offs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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