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Pfizer Reviews in Saint Louis, MO

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Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 71 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 33 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 34 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    great pay great benefits challenging problems to work on

    Cons

    Science some times comes in second fiddle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Long term employee eventually laid off.

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    Current Employee - Senior TSales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior TSales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Organized company. Would work there again.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs. 37 waves of layoffs in 2011 and continuing. No job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs better leadership

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great for Scienc

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Pfizer has great resources and best technology. Their IT capabilities are superb.
    The best asset they have is talent and knowledge.

    Cons

    Upper management's lack of care for the human life, the very same thing they say they want to improve by their drugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value science and scientists they produce results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Senior Associate Scientist Pfizer Review

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Flexibility, Opportunities for learning and development

    Cons

    Typical Corporate downsides, re-organization often leaving an often unsettled or lack of job confidence feelings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company and fully engaged

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Lots of options for many projects with rewarding goals.

    With the Lipitor layoffs, it's hard to find an opening to get hired.

    Cons

    Very big and sometimes hard to find resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the cuts needed and optimize the remaining resources

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cautionly Optimistic it will become a fair and good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aseptic Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Aseptic Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Industry, Product, and Labor intensive to be profitable in the years to come....

    Cons

    Communication with mid-level supervisors needs to be better along with more Employer transparency on delicate issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Leadership needs to visit Saint Louis and discuss issues about plant's future moving foward.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My experience was good, I learned a lot and was treated well by management.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Good employee benefits, flexible working environment, compensation can be very good. Their on-line systems for performance management and HR issues is also very good.

    Cons

    The new HR support center (instituted in late 2010) needs some time to really develop top quality service. Some benefits have been reduced or curtailed as a result of the recession.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More HR Generalist should be used. Although the number of Generalists has decreased with the new shared services model, I don't think it was the right move. From my experience working in the hrSource center, many colleagues did not like the new model.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales

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    Former Employee - Professional Healthcare Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Professional Healthcare Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Car, gas, job, benefits, good salary

    Cons

    fear, litigation, tracking through GPS, obscure sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tell us to act like a team and the set us up take the other guy down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Very diverse environment. Great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    Very strict rules and regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more motivating and encouraging

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work aif you can get a keep it

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    Former Employee - Associate Research Fellow in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Associate Research Fellow in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Great company with great pay and benefits. Huge company so lots of upward and sideways opportunities. Treat employees well while you are there if you can survive the constant downsizing.

    Cons

    Pfizer like the rest of the pharma industry is contracting, and will likely continue to do so. That said if you have to work in the pharma industry you might as well do at one of the best companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the constant changing and reinventing how we do everything. Research needs some consistency to work through the already complex process that is drug discovery, without always changing the process and rules of the game.

    Disapproves of CEO

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