Pfizer Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read
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455 Ratings

Pros
  • Generally work/life balance is good (in 72 reviews)

  • They offer good pay and benefits (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging (in 34 reviews)

  • Also job security it not what it used to be (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    medical rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good salary and benefits, excellent working experience. Being around several medical innovations. Flexible working hours. Get to travel and meet a lot of medical professionals.

    Cons

    very competitive work environment. You have to fulfill a monthly and an annually goals.


  2. Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Professional Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, high expectations and standards. Working for Pfizer prepares you to work for any company

    Cons

    Depending upon territory, traveling can be demanding.


  3. HR BP

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources BP in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources BP in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company with great pharmaceutical practices

    Cons

    Very Burocratic and slow response against competency launches


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  5. researcher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    amazing culture and great benefits

    Cons

    slow moving, hard to change

    Advice to Management

    engage more with team


  6. Big company with big opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Significant resources to do your job if you are on the right team Opportunity to move within company to different roles Great benefits package

    Cons

    HIghly matrixed environment - must know how to influence otherwise decision making can be slow

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate on a broad scale decisions that impact various business units


  7. Helpful (3)

    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Research, location, staff, wage, benefits.

    Cons

    Travel time exceeded 1.5 hours in duration.

    Advice to Management

    Higher more minorities.


  8. Manager Application Development & Support

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    Former Employee - Manager Applications Development & Support in Glenmoore, PA
    Former Employee - Manager Applications Development & Support in Glenmoore, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid very well, good benefits, flexible work arrangements for IT personnel.

    Cons

    stressful work environment in information technology due to outsourcing. You didn't know how much longer you had. Limited future for technical skilled employees, for these people were being outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    They are operating with increased risk, but they know this, and have accepted it. This could bite them one of these days.


  9. Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, work environment, continuous opportunities to advance skills

    Cons

    N/A, there are no cons


  10. Director, Managed Markets Training

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great new products coming out. Stock should jump nicely in the next two years.

    Cons

    Reducing costs is a big driver. Head count has been reduced every year.


  11. Student Worker Program

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    Current Employee - Operations Student Worker in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Student Worker in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing experience A lot to learn Great company

    Cons

    Slow in getting things done



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