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Pfizer Reviews in Sandwich, England

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
1,179 Reviews
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Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 72 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 34 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 35 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good environment and learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Sandwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in Sandwich, England (UK)

    I have been working at Pfizer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The majority of staff are very willing to take the time to meet and discuss careers, their work and answer questions. Cohesive work culture - people are very friendly.

    Cons

    Suffers from bureaucracy and a lack of communication between departments. I felt a little underutilised at times. Some staff force you to chase them up to reply to your emails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better use of us interns!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good local culture but poor corporate mangement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sandwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sandwich, England (UK)

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, great facilities

    Cons

    Poor management strategy / employee transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more thoughtful of the impact of bad business decisions on employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, terrible location

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Inern in Sandwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Inern in Sandwich, England (UK)

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    The people are great, lots of young recent graduates, friendly atmosphere. Good food in the canteen, lots of cafes around the site.

    Cons

    Sandwich, Kent. You're in the middle of nowhere, literally can not walk to anything except other Pfizer buildings and fields. Canterbury is basically the only town in the area. The buildings are all those new 'high tech' complex type constructions, that have zero soul. Very high turnover of employees. I think many people were on ~2 year contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to give a toss about a company if you and everyone else in your team is on a 2 year contract. Build up a loyal workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too short and badly organised

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Sandwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Sandwich, England (UK)

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Huge amount of scientific knowledge and facilities on the whole were very good.

    Cons

    The department I worked for was new and badly thought out, some of the staff recruited were simply not suitable for the positions they were in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you set up a new Tox dept hire experienced Tox people first and not from within.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    25 good years, last 5 much more difficult

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Production Director in Sandwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Director in Sandwich, England (UK)

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Good salaries. Good products and a history of treating staff fairly. Interesting work with a high technical content in some roles.

    Cons

    Currently a lot of uncertainty, lack of clear direction and the ever present knowledge that further downsizing will be happening soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the staff a chance to regroup. The endless changes of the last few years have given the Research Organization little chance to focus on the discovery of new medicines

    No opinion of CEO

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