Pfizer Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
1,163 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 71 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 34 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Money, People, benefits, all great. Challenging workplace, lots of opportunties. YOu get to learn a lot about pharmaceuticals their manufacturing and sales.

    Cons

    Older colleague demographic, long hours, challenging work with little performance based compensation

  2.  

    Pharma networking at its best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Great start to the industry; training is solid, can learn the pharma business and earn a reputation with physicians in designated territory; Support from direct manager can amplify or stifle your ability to sell into the market.

    Cons

    Work schedules and expectations are intense. Many after hours activities and programs required to access target physicians.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pfizer pays really well. Benefits are also great. Vacation time is about the same as with any company. Unlimited sick time is also a plus. I really appreciated the closure during the Christmas holidays. This would save employees from having to take additional time off.

    Cons

    As a manager, the unlimited sick time is a hassle with some challenging employees. Also job security it not what it used to be. The possibility of layoffs and site closures are constantly being discussed as well as the acquisition of other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put stability back in the company. Employees can do a better job if they are confident they will have a job in a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Everyone at Pfizer seems content in their job. The safety culture is outstanding. Amenities and benefits are plentiful, such as on-site cafeterias, large work-spaces, all the benefits of large corporations.

    Cons

    At times the culture was a bit dry. More of an environmental factor which is beginning to change. Also, downsizing does affect some people (including me), but this period comes for just about every company at some point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, encourage the type of cross-functional communication that is already beginning. Environmental factors (such as office/functional room arrangement, atmosphere, use of technology) can be used to create an innovative environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, rewarding work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Awesome facilities, helpful co workers,

    Cons

    Relatively low pay for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company but difficult to move up. Career growth is very challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company in terms of work/family balance. Flexible working from home policy

    Cons

    Poor career growth opportunity. Difficult to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career growth and development is very important and needs to be considered.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Smart, nice people, interesting work

    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are very smart and nice. You learn a lot from everyone you work with and you improve as a result of being around such talented people. The work is interesting and there are opportunities to get involved with diverse projects.

    Cons

    You can get stuck at one level for a long time and it can be difficult to advance. You would likely have to apply for a new job in a different group to get a promotion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior scientist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Big company
    Chance to learn more
    Value science
    Treats employees good
    Otgaanized

    Cons

    They don't do h1
    They don't have recruiters
    They don't have pod holidays

  11.  

    Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Sanford, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Culture
    Work Life Balance
    Vacation
    On site Dr
    On site gym

    Cons

    No promotions
    Favoritism
    Same people are often given promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more promotions and career advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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