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Pfizer Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
1,263 Reviews
3.6
1,263 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    enjoy working there a lot

    Cons

    out sourcing for too long

  2.  

    Huge company collapsing on itself as revenue declines from product LoEs reduce the number of developmental opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Collegeville, PA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent LTI for strong performance, diversity of businesses

    Cons

    Collegeville marketing jobs are being moved to New York, "No jerks" management philosophy is not matched by senior leaders who advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "No Jerks" is not reflected in the type of people who succeed and advance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great flexible schedule for working remotely

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Schedule and location as well as benefits

    Cons

    Work hours, budget cuts and too many changes in leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talent and be more transparent with promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Find the right management team

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Managers had integrity and truly cared about professional development.

    Cons

    Organization is so big it often loses itself... important to stay within a team or department that is aligned on their vision and where you are empowered to implement it in a practical way.

  6.  

    Fantastic Time

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

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Someone always there to help
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Competitive Parking
    Cafe busy during lunch (only one)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits, great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible working from home schedules, great for new moms

    Cons

    Constant reorganization within deparrments that affects all employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consultants should be given more opportunities as colleagues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good intern experience, would recommend to someone motivated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer(Research and Development) in Groton, CT
    Former Intern - Summer(Research and Development) in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people, and there was plenty of opportunity to network and learn about all the facets of the company. The atmosphere was mostly informal, and I always felt my effort was appreciated. The on-boarding and training was satisfactory, and addressed all the hazards I would face adequately.

    Cons

    The company feels very large and compartmentalized. If you want to see other business units as an intern, you need to put forth effort and speak out to make it happen. Especially interning in the sciences, you will never speak to anyone from the business side unless you go well out of your way to network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Excellent Employer 2006-2008

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Support in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    High pay, great benefits, professional staff at Ann Arbor Research.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about future due to high costs of research, they did close the facility.

  10.  

    Field Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Job stability, budget cuts, and too many changes in leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talent and be more transparent with promotions

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    The support and training is amazing. Great products that change the market.

    Cons

    Too much micro-management to the outside sales force.

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