Pfizer Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. FinanceSu

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    Current Employee - Travel & Entertainment Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Travel & Entertainment Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Worldwide successful and international company

    Cons

    Too low financial benefit - salary


  2. Pfizer Review

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, and ok sick leave are critical advantages of working for Pfizer. Better compensation than most pharmaceutical companies I've considered.

    Cons

    Long hours can be detrimental to those with lengthy commitments outside of work; however, this isn't a major issue for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management is alright, I guess. The only advice I have to give to management is to minimize the usage of yearly reviews.


  3. Senior Manager Strategy

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

    I worked at Pfizer (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Salary
    -Benefits
    -Flexibility to expand scope of role
    -Large scale impact across company

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Highly matrixed organization
    -Slow promotions within small group


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  5. Director, Managed Markets Training

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

    I have been working at Pfizer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission on what we do. Accountability environment where you are expected to do your job and do it well with no excuses.

    Cons

    Growth has been very slow at Pfizer. Careers have been cut short.


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    Great Company Culture and Vertical Communication

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional Healthcare Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Professional Healthcare Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pfizer is great company with over 165 years of experience in the healthcare industry! Its first-class products and ground-breaking therapies set the tone in the pharmaceutical industry! First in-class products tend to be the standard with Pfizer and they create markets and change the physician treatment paradigms by providing them with dialogue to better engage their patients. Their disease-management programs and community outreach are second-to-none. Pfizer's philanthropy is also tops in the industry! They give more money to charities and donate more medicines to third-world countries than any other! That is by far, one of their top corporate mantras!

    Cons

    The continual acquisition of companies over the last 15 years has watered down the core Pfizer culture. The "If we can't beat them, we'll buy them" approach upsets the corporate culture each time there is an integration of upper-level, mid-management and field forces from other companies creates a mixed bag of parts. It takes awhile to get a sense of normalcy, then as soon as things calm down, Pfizer acquires another company! It can be quite disconcerting, but it is obviously necessary to keep the company profitable and the shareholders happy.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job overall. As with any company, management should focus on the numbers, but focus an equal share on their people, if not more. When people feel appreciated and cared for, they perform, produce and exceed everyone's expectations.


  7. Balanced place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    My office it's easy to work from home from time to time, my colleagues are great, and always very friendly

    Cons

    there could be better gym benefits


  8. Good place to work, must be change agile

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist in Pearl River, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, good benefits, upper management supports career growth

    Cons

    Company is running very lean, makes advancement very hard

    Advice to Management

    Provide more lateral opportunities and better mentoring


  9. Training Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, room for growth, premier biopharmaceutical company

    Cons

    Not much flexibiilty for remote work; many people commute


  10. sales

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    Current Employee - Professional Health in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Professional Health in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance and fantastic benefits. The company is the leader in the industry with a commitment to its core values

    Cons

    I dont have any cons


  11. director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    broad portfolio of products, global markets

    Cons

    inefficient top heavy management, lack of direction



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