Pfizer Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
1,109 Reviews

3.6
1,109 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits,Growth opportunities, diversity, supports work life balance, employee gym (in 61 reviews)

  • They offer good pay and benefits (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities (in 27 reviews)

  • Dynamic industry does not lend to job security (in 31 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I worked at Pfizer for 9 years in Human Resources and it was a great experience in the Pharmaceutical Division

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I had a great experience and till this day use many of my learnings in all that I do.

    Cons

    I had no challenges; mobility and career growth was always available. Transitioning from manufacturing to marketing was very easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open dialogue engaging all employees at any level. Ensure marrying the old with the new and recognizing generational workforce issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist  in  Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    They do good science and have lots of money to throw at projects.

    Cons

    Very big place, so it is easy to get lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The "death spiral" continues with the only way to slow it down is to continue to cut costs, spin or acquire

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    People are great - really caring and down to earth. Care about you as an individual

    Cons

    Nothing much to do to grow or increase as its all about cutting and reducing or splitting up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    My experience in this company was very good, because they prepared me in every task that has to do with manufacturingbec

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator  in  Guayama, PR
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Guayama, PR

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

    Pros

    Give you the opportunity to grow professionally and benefits.

    Cons

    learn something new every day and have the confidence that through the training you're doing well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are always in constant communication with your employees and give the opportunity to express the feelings of every one of them because in them is the heart of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Finance & Business Operations Colleague

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    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great organization to work for with excellent work/life balance. Organization has done a great deal of work in changing the overall culture to an Own It Culture that fosters innovation, collaboration, and respect. Management does a good job in being transparent and encouraging to its organization

    Cons

    Things take FOREVER to get done, meaning type of projects have to go through numerous approvals that are sometimes unnecessary and inefficient. Also, if you are looking for fast job advancement, this is not the place for you; if you are okay in being in the same role for 10 years, then you will be happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to practice what you are preaching in the Ownership Culture as its core values are meaningful to the organization and its employees. We need to have more career visibility, clarity and advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy to work with as a team

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

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

    Pros

    Great management and leadership in place

    Cons

    Need more focus on short-term objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in planning

  8.  

    System Administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great working environment. Everyone is helpful.

    Cons

    Difficult to become a full time Pfizer Employee.

  9.  

    Director operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Global, talented people, nyc location

    Cons

    Politics, greed, too large

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stimulating, energetic, never a dull moment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Highly focused on innovation, attracting only the best in business and accordingly rewarding them

    Cons

    Due to it's huge company size, a lot of time and efforts are spent on navigating the internal processes and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating and don't ignore the human factor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Instrument Engineer  in  Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Instrument Engineer in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, managers are willing to learn and give sound advice.

    Cons

    Too many opinions of a certain project may affect your goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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