Pfizer
3.3 of 5 990 reviews
www.pfizer.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Pfizer Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.3 990 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read

Ian Read

(328 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Benefits,Growth opportunities, diversity, supports work life balance, employee gym"
    in 56 reviews
  • "They offer good pay and benefits"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is fair but can be challenging at times because of all of the restructuring"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Dynamic industry does not lend to job security"
    in 30 reviews
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Politics, continues org changes but great experience

Senior Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsSmart people, great culture, innovative, focus on excellence and great opportunities to learn and grow your career

ConsPolitics, on-going org restructures distracting people and adjusting plans over and over

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Laboratory Manager (Former Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat opportunities to develop and learn other parts of the business. They don't pigeon hole employees and if you show potential then they will help you to progress. Culture was based on teamwork and meeting common goal rather than silo's.

ConsNot much money available for external based training. Training was based on throwing in the deep end rather than official training programmes. This however suited my preference of learning.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to find mentors for those who truly want to progress their careers. It can be an opportunity to learn from those who are more knowledgable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Former Employee)
Pearl River, NY

I worked at Pfizer as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery hands on internship. Real work assignments. Technology that I kickstarted during my internship is still in use.

ConsCompany was downsizing so there weren't many opportunities for interns to take on full time positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment to work

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsTop talent, great colleagues, flexible schedule

ConsMay not value employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!!

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

ProsReally enjoyed working there. Great place to be challenged every day and learn something new. Discovering new products to help people is always the focus

ConsThe commute was a pain in the neck, but unfortunately that is not something the company can help with..

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep setting the bar high!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pfizer

Prosthe experience was a great one

Consnothing negative about the company

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Finance Department in Egypt

Accountant (Current Employee)
Cairo (Egypt)

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

Pros- Colleagues are very friendly and helpful.
- The work load is fair and you learn lots of accounting.
- The finance director and controller are professional and friendly! (Something that's hard to find nowadays in other companies)
- Responsible for other Middle East countries.
- Job rotation within the department.

ConsIt's hard to get a promotion in the finance department. Very limited hierarchy.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fabulous Company

Property Manager (Former Employee)
Southampton, England (UK)

I worked at Pfizer as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits and environment to work in. Opportunity and further education available.

ConsCannot really be negative about anything.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 8 years

Prostop-notch people, great training, wonderful benefits

ConsThe company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a good employer.

Senior Associate Scientist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefits, good culture, good opportunities.

ConsSome managers aren't good, selfish.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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