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  1.  

    Monkey see monkey do.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, for someone who wants to fly by.

    Cons

    If you are an actual salesperson, you will be forced to regurgitate company nonsense and be micromanaged on who you call on rather than who actually impacts your business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the people who know the dynamics of the territory such as rep, DBM, etc. to give input that lead to decisions that affect said territory.

  2.  

    Worked for 8 years at Wyeth before being bought out by Pfizer. Lasted 2 years before layoff.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Average market pay, very good benefits, 401k contributions. Have phased out pensions for new employees.

    Cons

    The company tends to swing like a pendulum. They will be "all in" on something and then all of a sudden they drop it entirely. Company is so large that it is fragmented. They are looking to do more with less and will hire offshore consultants for anything that they can.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Short

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    Former Employee - Diverse in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Diverse in Pearl River, NY

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Good severance package. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    They bought Wyeth and announced our sites closure. Seems to be a trend with Pfizer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but management seems disconnected

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    Former Contractor - Contractor
    Former Contractor - Contractor

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is inline with what other big pharma companies pay. I was a contractor and found the pay was on par with what I would have gotten elsewhere. I personally found their hiring practices to be less stringent than other pharma companies. This is a pro and a con.

    Work life balance seemed to be very well supported.

    Cons

    There are director level people there that I would say are out of their league and probably shouldn't have that title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    good benefits and good Pay

    Cons

    Closing site and pay cuts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Smart, friendly people, but high pressure deadlines.

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    Former Employee - Scientist in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good perks, benefits, pay. People are smart and helpful. Opportunities to learn are available.

    Cons

    Amount of work is unreasonably high. Difficult to take advantage of perks. High pressure to make deadlines. Advancement is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in-touch with the people doing the work and better understand what your requests entail.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    I love the people, always great scientists

    Cons

    No communication from upper management

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great flexible schedule for working remotely

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

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Schedule and location as well as benefits

    Cons

    Work hours, budget cuts and too many changes in leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talent and be more transparent with promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent working environment and opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, resources and opportunities

    Cons

    Big Pharma uncertainty and risks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place for a co-op

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    Former Intern - Co-Op in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Pfizer as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Access to lots of new technologies to make work easier
    -Great coworkers
    -Learned a lot
    -Opportunities to stay past co-op end date

    Cons

    -Could feel like "big pharma" in a bad way
    -Lots of inefficient meetings
    -Co-op students didn't get paid on days the site was shut due to weather/other issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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