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Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read
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Pros
  • Generally work/life balance is good (in 72 reviews)

  • They offer good pay and benefits (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging (in 34 reviews)

  • Also job security it not what it used to be (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Overall Very Good Employer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work at Pfizer you can expect: Structured work environment, Great products, Decent Budget, Good intell data, Great Reputation from doctors

    Cons

    As with all companies of Pfizer's size at times you are nothing more than a number. To succeed at Pfizer it is best to be non-opinionated and follow the scripts.


  2. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good drug pipeline, and track record of bringing molecules to the clinic

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better.


  3. Professional Healthcare Rep.

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long history, reputation for blockbuster drugs. Managed care coverage. Very extensive training

    Cons

    'boys club' - rarely promotes women. Need to relocate in order to advance. Micro-managing, DM's think they need to dictate and not be a team player.

    Advice to Management

    Advance from within, and not those who are always at top of ranking report - they don't always make good managers.


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  5. My experience with Pfizer was mainly positive but has challenges as with any large company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Excellent training and tools to help you advance in the company.

    Cons

    Extremely corporate and bureaucratic not readily open to innovative ideas. Very slow to change. Say they care about employees but we are really just a number. Wants you to focus on job as priority rather than personal life. You have to work hard to keep balance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in "the trenches" we have more direct contact with the key stakeholders: patients and HCP's vs the shareholders. Focus on the patients, HCPs and employees, sales performance and the stock price will improve.


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    Fast Paced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Resume builder that's about it

    Cons

    They are very cheap with reviews and NO bonuses or stock (ESPP)



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