Pfizer Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,157 Reviews
3.6
1,157 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 70 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 33 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company but difficult to move up. Career growth is very challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company in terms of work/family balance. Flexible working from home policy

    Cons

    Poor career growth opportunity. Difficult to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career growth and development is very important and needs to be considered.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, rewarding work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome facilities, helpful co workers,

    Cons

    Relatively low pay for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Morris Plains, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Flex Hours working remotely few days a week. Majority of Folks Friendly and Hard-working.

    Cons

    International Travel, High pressure job with tight deadlines. Seems to now be in a constant down-sizing mode, Some unreasonable cost cutting affecting long-term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to meet your indirect reports, Keep company politics to a minimum when possible.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Smart, nice people, interesting work

    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are very smart and nice. You learn a lot from everyone you work with and you improve as a result of being around such talented people. The work is interesting and there are opportunities to get involved with diverse projects.

    Cons

    You can get stuck at one level for a long time and it can be difficult to advance. You would likely have to apply for a new job in a different group to get a promotion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior scientist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Big company
    Chance to learn more
    Value science
    Treats employees good
    Otgaanized

    Cons

    They don't do h1
    They don't have recruiters
    They don't have pod holidays

  7.  

    Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Sanford, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Culture
    Work Life Balance
    Vacation
    On site Dr
    On site gym

    Cons

    No promotions
    Favoritism
    Same people are often given promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more promotions and career advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Research Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Chesterfield, MO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for internship, great mentoring and ability to actually do research with a group

    Cons

    None the company was great to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best companies to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training and development, bonuses, competitive salary

    Cons

    Pressing the limits with quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees and coach them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Average Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are consistent with industry standards.

    Cons

    Lacks the collaborative environment and training for certain roles are not supportive enough. People do not feel empowered to speak up.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    nice people, nice office, nice location

    Cons

    low salary, horrible boss, lack of strategy

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