Pfizer Reviews

Updated August 28, 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. Great job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pfizer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great learning experience

    Cons

    Big pharma - lots of beauracracy


  2. Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Professional Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Professional Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training, high expectations and standards. Working for Pfizer prepares you to work for any company

    Cons

    Depending upon territory, traveling can be demanding.


  3. Shipping Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid well enough, and opportunity for Overtime.

    Cons

    Long hours at end of month. No opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Speed things up from the HR standpoint. If you need to fill a position, you can push it through.


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  5. Friendly environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and team orientated environment, good salary, highly organised and structured, laid back atmosphere, no overtime work,work from home opportunities

    Cons

    Management could be a lot better, unequal treatment of contractors and permanent employees, high turnover, no opportunity for career progression


  6. Helpful (1)

    medical rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good salary and benefits, excellent working experience. Being around several medical innovations. Flexible working hours. Get to travel and meet a lot of medical professionals.

    Cons

    very competitive work environment. You have to fulfill a monthly and an annually goals.


  7. Don't hope to telecommute

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally good work environment depending upon role/location; decent benefits (although not as good as they used to be)

    Cons

    Management is very reluctant to address problem workers or dead weight; old-fashioned policies and fear of setting precedents for unique situations; outsourcing roles so that employees who worked hard to move up are instead downsized; frequent re-orgs, mergers and purchases result in uncertainty and discontent in workforce

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be the biggest and focus on treating your employees the way they deserve


  8. HR BP

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    Former Employee - Human Resources BP in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources BP in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company with great pharmaceutical practices

    Cons

    Very Burocratic and slow response against competency launches


  9. researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    amazing culture and great benefits

    Cons

    slow moving, hard to change

    Advice to Management

    engage more with team


  10. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very Good compensation and mobility

    Cons

    But very structured with way too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Most important asset is people, but not treated very well by some of the upper management.


  11. Great place for learning

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Very amiable environment - Lots of accomplished colleagues - Highly experienced teams - Variety of brands and businesses - Lots of scope to learn things as you will have the time

    Cons

    - Slow progression of careers - Risk-averse - Not as many opportunities given to colleagues in India operations

    Advice to Management

    Should consider practices with respect to career progression. Also ensure that the capabilities of colleagues are fully utilized.



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