Pfizer Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,111 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits,Growth opportunities, diversity, supports work life balance, employee gym (in 61 reviews)

  • They offer good pay and benefits (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities (in 27 reviews)

  • Dynamic industry does not lend to job security (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very Challenging

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    No Promotions, opportunities to seek training in whatever you want. Good educational reimbursement plan

    Cons

    Culture is very hierarchical. hard work is not always rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more transparent in their policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pfizer global marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Constant Layoffs, poor and declining morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looking to leave

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    A wide offering of developmental programs

    Cons

    Unfair practices when it comes to promotions.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst experience ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Pfizer drugs, ability to commiserate with other inmates.

    Cons

    Pfizer got rid of most of its administrative staff so that the execs could keep their jobs and hefty salaries. In return, they all agreed to become administratively independent. Unfortunately the execs still believe that the one and only team assistant is their personal assistant and require instant responses to their demands even though the one and only assistant is receiving similar demands from 20 other people. They try to get their demands met instantly through chastisement and badgering, which is a sub-optimal management style. If the one and only assistant pushes back, s/he is maligned.

     Believing that the company can function properly without adequate administrative staff is misguided. There are too many bad business practices to track here, so I won't get into the sadistic systems. Suffice it to say that Pfizer has become the Walmart of the pharmaceutical industry. Administrative candidates and AstraZeneca beware!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A horrible experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None. terrible environment where no one cares

    Cons

    Bunch of backstabbers that do anything to get ahead

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant Layoffs with Lots of employee turnover...not much gets done.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology Manager
    Former Employee - Information Technology Manager

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros – - good benefit and compensation
    - very little workload and very little work being done
    - onsite gym and flexible working hours
    - helping your manager renovating his house will get you a long way

    Cons

    Cons – - all politics and no reward for hard work
    - be careful with the HR. They could lure you back from cancer treatment and lay you off
    - limited career growth for minorities and women in general
    - severance package getting worse over the years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – Move and outsource R&D to China will back fire very soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place if you are support staff.

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and they should hire better managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better management and the overall company will be better place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Long term Career planning

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

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation & benefits. Good place for old timers.

    Cons

    Continuous restructuring. No long term career planning. No job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great chemistry, terrible management.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Good scientists scattered throughout organization.

    Cons

    Management structure without scientific expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Very Bad cultured company with fake ego of being no.1 in Industry, no regards for people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PSO  in  Patna, Bihar (India)
    Former Employee - PSO in Patna, Bihar (India)

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

    Pros

    Nothing to say, they are hiring people in less package to undeserving people, who made this comapany culture and repo so worst, now they recruit unqualified people who even does kow to speak english and medical terminology,

    Cons

    Even I worked under that kind of NSM who does know to speak english, over all this company is bad for your mental and proffessional health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the quality people and try to retain old employee who is gem and face of Pfizer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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