Pfizer Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
1,131 Reviews
3.6
1,131 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 67 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 31 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great internship to learn valuable skills and make excellent connections.

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team members
    Work-life balance
    Professional development
    Great leadership

    Cons

    Large corporation
    Old-school thinking at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It all depends on the manager you have.

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist  in  Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, health benefits, given more vacation the longer you stay with the company. Opportunity to do secondments in other departments (if your manager approves)

    Cons

    Colleagues are let go often, the usual unstable pharmaceutical business issues. Depending on your level 15-20% of your salary is held back and if you perform well it's given to you as a "bonus". However, if you do well, and the company performs well then you get your % plus a little extra.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Cell Line Development Team is collaborative, helpful and supportive!

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Friendly team, helpful, flexible environment

    Cons

    Compensation, full time opportunities, personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great company in which to build and develop a career

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great training, good salaries, great benefits, friendly people, and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Company became more bureaucratic and political as time went on and massive layoffs were implemented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees to better adapt to rapidly changing pharmaceutical sales environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Doing research project

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at Pfizer as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    benefits are good for full-time employee, also you can work from home around 2 days/week

    Cons

    the pay is really low for interns; the headquater is in NYC, so most meetings are online meeting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and work style flexibility are strong attributes supporting the companies culture. I able to challenge myself in safe environments while exploring many avenues of opportunity working the others on a global scale.

    Cons

    A very large engine with many hoops to jump through to get things done. Senior management is attempting to fix this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay extra attention to the skills of middle Managers at managing before hiring.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Supply Chain Internship

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    Current Employee - Project Management Intern  in  Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Management Intern in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Pfizer part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, real work, treated like an employee

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's been great, very diverse company and always bringing in minorities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    The company is very diverse which is great. Benefits are great but not as good as they have been in the past. The management is great and very humble. No problems so far. 3 weeks of vacation is great as well

    Cons

    Learning everything and all of the equipment is very complex. I haven't been there long enough to have anything.negative come across to me. Pay is not that competitive although competitive.

  11.  

    Pretty happy so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Excellent working environment; friendly, educated and engaged colleagues; great benefits and perks; lots of flexibility and lateral movement options; a lot of time and energy goes into developing the culture, embracing diversity, and creating an OWN IT! attitude

    Cons

    Many people in my role seem to stay in this type of position for a significant amount of time (7-25 years). This is definitely not something of interest to me and many Gen X/Y'ers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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