Pfizer Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Only temporary contract. But good overall experience.


  2. Senior Associate Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Guayama, PR
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Guayama, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great values, great environment, great expertise.

    Cons

    Limited the opportunities of growth. Poor salaries.


  3. Great for a work-life balance, not so great for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible, friendly yet competitive work environment. It feels good to be a part of the team.

    Cons

    Slow growth, overcrowded and so less chance of growth


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  5. Communications Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was fortunate to work with smart, friendly professionals. Collegial and supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, the pace at Pfizer can be slow at times. Somewhat bureaucratic.


  6. Principal Research Scientist

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist; Compound Safety Prediction in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist; Compound Safety Prediction in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee support and career development programs, work campus, research facilities, IT support, health programs, social activities, volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    High turnover at the very top and bottom, change in corporate direction a bit frequent in recent years, some major moves/initiatives weren't well planned and caused employee relocation stress.

    Advice to Management

    Plan every detail well in advance, even if/when the plan changes. The perks are great but to retain the best talent you need more continuity of purpose and mission.


  7. Great benefits but unmotivating place to work

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist in Pearl River, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, seminars, semi-friendly environment.

    Cons

    Thrives on mediocrity. No opportunity for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Needs to appreciate the employees that work hard and accomplish tough tasks instead of having a "I don't care who does it, as long as it gets done" attitude.


  8. Laid off

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    Former Employee - Professional Healthcare Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Professional Healthcare Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary great bennies. Upward mobility if you are in the upper 10% of sales performance. Never lied to and a pretty good severance package.

    Cons

    Getting laid off. High expectations with a small sphere of influence over customer acceptance of products. Lots of corporate micromanagement and a lot of wasted time with corporate compliance training.

    Advice to Management

    Power employees to get the job done that they signed up to do allow them freedom to use their God-given abilities and talents without micromanaging territory management.


  9. The Burning Ship

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well groomed senior management and mid level management

    Cons

    Collapsing sales force- sense Pfizer is a sinking ship

    Advice to Management

    Get serious about your people and think long term


  10. Director of Engineering

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    Current Employee - Director/Team Leader Engineering in Bayport, NY
    Current Employee - Director/Team Leader Engineering in Bayport, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package and industry pays more than other industries

    Cons

    No stability company always in a state of reorganizing cannot get into growth mode

    Advice to Management

    senior strategic decisions are made in a financial vacuum, really not in the long term share holder interest


  11. PFE Internship review

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great lab experience for someone who just graduated with their bachelors degree. Learned a lot of new bench/lab skills, communication, and importance of collaboration

    Cons

    Layoffs and downsizing from the previous merger reduced the size of our group. My boss was laid off and projects shifted, leaving this intern with little to do.



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