Pfizer Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated May 17, 2014
Updated May 17, 2014
1,104 Reviews

3.6
1,104 Reviews
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Pfizer President & CEO Ian Read
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380 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits,Growth opportunities, diversity, supports work life balance, employee gym (in 61 reviews)

  • They offer good pay and benefits (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities (in 27 reviews)

  • Dynamic industry does not lend to job security (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall Very Good Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for 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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Professional Healthcare Rep.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast Paced

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Resume builder that's about it

    Cons

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

    No opinion of CEO

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