Pfizer Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
1,104 Reviews

3.6
1,104 Reviews
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Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read
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380 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    flexible work time, work from home available. Competitive salary and benefits. Great opportunity to move up within the organisation.

    Cons

    when the rubber hits the road you definitely need to dig in and work hard but no more than any other company I have worked for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The "death spiral" continues with the only way to slow it down is to continue to cut costs, spin or acquire

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    People are great - really caring and down to earth. Care about you as an individual

    Cons

    Nothing much to do to grow or increase as its all about cutting and reducing or splitting up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging Professional Experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Quality culture, good and challenging experience.

    Cons

    Compensations are under of the market-media.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Easy to work with as a team

    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management and leadership in place

    Cons

    Need more focus on short-term objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in planning

  6.  

    Finance & Business Operations Colleague

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great organization to work for with excellent work/life balance. Organization has done a great deal of work in changing the overall culture to an Own It Culture that fosters innovation, collaboration, and respect. Management does a good job in being transparent and encouraging to its organization

    Cons

    Things take FOREVER to get done, meaning type of projects have to go through numerous approvals that are sometimes unnecessary and inefficient. Also, if you are looking for fast job advancement, this is not the place for you; if you are okay in being in the same role for 10 years, then you will be happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to practice what you are preaching in the Ownership Culture as its core values are meaningful to the organization and its employees. We need to have more career visibility, clarity and advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience in this company was very good, because they prepared me in every task that has to do with manufacturingbec

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator  in  Guayama, PR
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Guayama, PR

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

    Pros

    Give you the opportunity to grow professionally and benefits.

    Cons

    learn something new every day and have the confidence that through the training you're doing well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are always in constant communication with your employees and give the opportunity to express the feelings of every one of them because in them is the heart of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work .

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)

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

    Pros

    Provide innovative drugs that provide health solutions to difficult health problems.9

    Cons

    Pay is at lower range of industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a high premium on talent. Letting a talents leave for competitor companies may spell doom in the future.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Educational

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    Former Employee - Senior Therapeutic Sales Representative  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Therapeutic Sales Representative in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Pfizer training was second to none. I still use things today I learned there as a brand new representative.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy. Not nimble to respond to market conditions. I was definitely a "number."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customer facing folks before investing in high priced consultants who aren't close to the business daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ying and yang, depends upon manager.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Peapack, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Peapack, NJ

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice severance package, nice campuses.

    Cons

    Constant threat of job loss, depending upon your manager/department must be available via phone and computer to work after hours and on weekends. in short, they espouse work life balance but don't mean it. Overworked people hold up what you are on the line to complete leading to even more stress. Great place to learn how to stab people in the back, while appearing innocent, in order to keep your own job. Throwing people under the buss is an art form here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to develop new drugs and spend less time figuring out how to cut costs. Soon the costs will be down to zero along with the sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice people, great work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Career opportunities, it can be difficult to progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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