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Pfizer Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,190 Reviews
3.6
1,190 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 72 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits and the chance to work with a lot of really incredible people (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities (in 34 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 35 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very clean,organized and safety minded.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are very nice and personable. You usually know what is expected of you and when.

    Cons

    Management does not care about their employees. They make them work lot of extra time without any notice.
    Many times if you are terminated,you do not know why.
    Several of their so called "Safe Food Handling Practices" have not been followed when accidents have happened due to cost or loss of production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The first myth there about management,is that it exists. They need to get off their butts,out of the air cond. offices and into the production areas. They also need to follow the dress and hand washing codes they make everyone else follow,apparently,many of them think they have no germs..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great people: caring, helping, team players, respectful, wonderful atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the environment was "extremely" fast-paced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great communication between everyone.

  3.  

    World of Big Pharma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Madison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great people that I work with and care about making a contribution. The people care and I get a lot of support from my immediate upper management.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Wish we could have more of the "small" company mindset. I would like to see "C-level" management make decisions that affect the company's long-term goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive experience working with so many professionals!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work with all levels of management. Pleasant work culture. Great leadership to learn from.

    Cons

    The traffic in New Jersey.

  6.  

    Great place, great company, great times

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Good work environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    None, everything was great at the company when I was there

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharma networking at its best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great start to the industry; training is solid, can learn the pharma business and earn a reputation with physicians in designated territory; Support from direct manager can amplify or stifle your ability to sell into the market.

    Cons

    Work schedules and expectations are intense. Many after hours activities and programs required to access target physicians.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pfizer onc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Compensation
    Established company
    Big
    Known in the industry

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    High turnover
    No loyalty to employees
    Located in NYC
    Low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink company policies

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Worked there for over ten years. Amazing opportunity to learn and grow. Many of the smartest people in the industry work at Pfizer. The compensation is fantastic as is the flexibility of how and where you work unless of course you're in the labs.

    Cons

    Some of the glory days have faded in terms of a strong culture which happens when you have so many M&As.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ian's a veteran so I think he's got this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Impeccable training and leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Therapeutic Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Therapeutic Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Talented, innovative group of self-directed individuals who are always willing to help one another. This allows continuous opportunity to learn and grow. Great compensation. Investment in the best training out there, which is why Pfizer is known for having the best representatives.

    Cons

    The climate of the pharmaceutical industry has changed over the years, with layoffs always looming. It used to be that the majority of employees stayed with the company over 20 years. Now staying for at least 10 years is rare. Not a lot of opportunity to advance in other departments if you start out in the sales division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although regulation has increased, don't let it diminish innovative ideas by sales teams. Find ways to offer cross-functional opportunities for growth in new skill areas to help retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place, great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer
    Former Employee - Summer

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

    Pros

    Kind people genuinely looking to better the pharmaceutical market by making drugs patients need. Great place to learn and meet new people.

    Cons

    A lot of training is required given that pharmaceuticals are highly sensitive products. Very large company and at times it is easy to realize your position in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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