Pfizer Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read
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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. PFE Internship review

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

    I worked at Pfizer (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great lab experience for someone who just graduated with their bachelors degree. Learned a lot of new bench/lab skills, communication, and importance of collaboration

    Cons

    Layoffs and downsizing from the previous merger reduced the size of our group. My boss was laid off and projects shifted, leaving this intern with little to do.


  2. Pfizer - Executive Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Collegeville, PA

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, workplace is beautiful, great benefits, gym & credit union onsite.

    Cons

    Although hours are flexible they are long, not much of a career ladder for Admin staff.


  3. Great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative culture. Smart people. Great brands.

    Cons

    Not as agile and fast-moving as some of competitors


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    Great company in a highly regulated industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, company car, good salary, good autonomy and flexibility with time schedule as long as you are meeting the metrics (daily calls, budget constraints, etc.)

    Cons

    Industry is unstable, no one seems to know what effective looks like anymore, therefore, performance evaluations can be too subjective. Poor job security, there are layoffs every other year. The company is trying to stay ahead of changes, yet they are floundering. FDA and lawyers have made it very difficult to bring new products to market, which is reducing revenues, and thus headcount.

    Advice to Management

    Reward performance and discourage busywork, instead of vice versa. Give employees more incentive to invest in what is working, and avoid what is not working.


  6. Great company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dorector in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Dorector in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer

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

    Pros

    People are generally nice and good at what they do. Plenty of opportunities for promotion or change jobs within the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to get things done or too many little projects can pile up and get lost. Too many meetings and they are normally too long.


  7. Marketing consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Overall it is a great company

    Cons

    the company is a bit set in their ways


  8. Great company - great mission

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, top pay/benefits, a mission you can really support. Lots of resources when needed. Smart dedicated co-workers

    Cons

    Hard to get things done - lots of layers of management and slow decision making. Hard to advance - few openings to move up


  9. Business Analyst Student Worker (Intern)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Pfizer (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work environ is very professional and fantastic. People are genuinely helpful and friendly. Campus is lush green.

    Cons

    Only thing is Cafeteria is relatively small/ has less options for lunch/breakfast.


  10. Regional Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work and good benefits

    Cons

    Large company which can be beuracratic


  11. Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth. Very flexible, good benefits

    Cons

    too many directors, talent is not recongnized, only selected few have opportiity to get pormoted. not too many options to move into other areas.

    Advice to Management

    recognized your employees and their talent



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