Pfizer Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Regional Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work and good benefits

    Cons

    Large company which can be beuracratic


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    Regulatory Affairs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and very dedicated to patients and patient safety.

    Cons

    Toxic management . Fail to address toxic management. Staff are bullied by some of the long term managers and it is allowed to happen.


  3. Solid Company

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. 3 weeks vacation for new employees. "Caregiver" leave is an extra 5 vacation days to care for sick relatives/children. Job responsibilities are clearly laid out

    Cons

    It's not very easy to climb the ladder. Static review criteria and capped raises mean that promotion to different roles is the only way to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Allow managers to have a more free-flowing ability to reward good employees, as well as having an ability to get rid of bad ones.


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  5. Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth. Very flexible, good benefits

    Cons

    too many directors, talent is not recongnized, only selected few have opportiity to get pormoted. not too many options to move into other areas.

    Advice to Management

    recognized your employees and their talent


  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - PHR in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - PHR in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love how the company is focused on creating a culture of ownership and collaboration.

    Cons

    The industry is scary, with so much downsizing.


  7. FinanceSu

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    Current Employee - Travel & Entertainment Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Travel & Entertainment Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worldwide successful and international company

    Cons

    Too low financial benefit - salary


  8. Pfizer Review

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, and ok sick leave are critical advantages of working for Pfizer. Better compensation than most pharmaceutical companies I've considered.

    Cons

    Long hours can be detrimental to those with lengthy commitments outside of work; however, this isn't a major issue for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management is alright, I guess. The only advice I have to give to management is to minimize the usage of yearly reviews.


  9. Post approval CMC

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Peapack, NJ
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Peapack, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Systems are great, Diversity of products, bio, sterile, suspensions, capsules, combos, generics.

    Cons

    No new products/pipeline, limited resources at management level, no broad exposure in other areas. Difficult to move to other positions in the company


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great Company Culture and Vertical Communication

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional Healthcare Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Professional Healthcare Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pfizer is great company with over 165 years of experience in the healthcare industry! Its first-class products and ground-breaking therapies set the tone in the pharmaceutical industry! First in-class products tend to be the standard with Pfizer and they create markets and change the physician treatment paradigms by providing them with dialogue to better engage their patients. Their disease-management programs and community outreach are second-to-none. Pfizer's philanthropy is also tops in the industry! They give more money to charities and donate more medicines to third-world countries than any other! That is by far, one of their top corporate mantras!

    Cons

    The continual acquisition of companies over the last 15 years has watered down the core Pfizer culture. The "If we can't beat them, we'll buy them" approach upsets the corporate culture each time there is an integration of upper-level, mid-management and field forces from other companies creates a mixed bag of parts. It takes awhile to get a sense of normalcy, then as soon as things calm down, Pfizer acquires another company! It can be quite disconcerting, but it is obviously necessary to keep the company profitable and the shareholders happy.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job overall. As with any company, management should focus on the numbers, but focus an equal share on their people, if not more. When people feel appreciated and cared for, they perform, produce and exceed everyone's expectations.


  11. Helpful (1)

    limited growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wide variety of projects to work on

    Cons

    very little promotion / career growth opportunities; low capped raises

    Advice to Management

    start valuing people



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