Pfizer Reviews

Updated April 22, 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. Digital Marketing

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    Former Contractor - Digital Marketing in Madison, NJ
    Former Contractor - Digital Marketing in Madison, NJ

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and plenty of resources to do your work. Positive work environment. Would work there again for sure.

    Cons

    Contractors work in a section "contractor's row". You get a small slab for your work area that barely fits your laptop and steno pad.

    Advice to Management

    None, you were awesome.

  2. Business Development Manager

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Resources for Success. Opportunity to move roles within the company, including relocation. Respected industry leader.

    Cons

    Open work environment is tough, too many people in too small of a space. Leads to people wishing they had more flexibility to work from home.

    Advice to Management

    We are okay to embrace change, but be careful of too much too quickly. Recent restructuring has created a leadership void, and changing that many senior leaders has hurt the culture.

  3. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus, great collaboration with colleagues.

    Cons

    Work / life balance could be better. Limited opportunities - have to network

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  5. Outcomes Research Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

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

    Pros

    extremely engaging, learned a lot on the job, friendly staff

    Cons

    high pressure environment, hard to manage work and social life

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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