Wyeth Reviews in Pearl River, NY

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Pros
  • Great place to work, work life balance, respect for people, great work environment (in 13 reviews)

  • decent salary and benefits and work environment (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Small senior management "club" environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Bought by Pfizer and so many great people let go (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Loved the company and the people I worked with. A great experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    My Director was open to suggestions and encouraged growth.

    Cons

    Not enough interaction/communication between the 3 divisions on site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not applicable. It's now Pfizer.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wyeth really limits your experience to a narrow function.

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    Former Employee - Validation Engineer  in  Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Pearl River, NY

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    Wyeth has great benefits and a very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotational and leadership programs.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wyeth No More

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Pearl River, NY

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    Great small community feel on-site. It has its' own bank with real tellers, cafeteria, lots of wide open space and an all inclusive recreation program. Good people. Best labs in the industry.

    Cons

    There is no Wyeth anymore. Being swallowed into the monolith of Pfizer was a huge blow to the morale and community as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the money and run.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The end of an era when Pfizer takes over

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    typical large company salary and benefits
    opportunities to move to different groups
    I like Wyeth's values that Ruffalo intituted (like respect for people) and think it made a difference in how people treated each other
    Despite recent public dissatisfaction with Pharma (and what industry/organized institution has not suffered) it is a noble industry, what other one discovers and lauches new drugs to improve your health?

    Cons

    The biggest downside right now is the uncertainty of the Pfizer aquisition and subsequent loss of jobs
    Wyeth has not had the success it anticipated in recent NDA applications, along with generic intrusion for protonix, and soon other big products, as in other pharma, the good old days are over and big pharma will go the way of steel and cars, still there but in much reduced form

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    for the guys at the top, I hope you enjoy all the cash you get from the buyout (millions of $ and years of salary) while you sold us out

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wyeth

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist II  in  Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist II in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    Wyeht has assembled a really great talent pool at the middle management level. There is a lot of innovative science in R&D. Sr. management does a pretty good job at assessing the market place and making changes to position the company for the future.

    Cons

    Sometimes science is compromised for speed and metircs. Sr. management has prioritized volume over quality at times and it has had negative effects on approvals as evident by recent management turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the science and the approvals will come.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Wyeth has become a true mess...

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    Current Employee - Scientist II  in  Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    The benefits and the majority of research staff are very knowledgeable. However, this talent is usually suppressed and seems like it is actually frowned upon. The projects are interesting, but are usually managed to the point where there are collapses in communication resulting in time wasting redundancies.

    Cons

    The middle and upper management is abysmal. Very little communication even between affiliated departments. Management has strong favorites, even when the favorites are complete dead-weight to the work and goals at hand. No competency or idea what goes into certain work or studies that they are involved with. If there is an issue at hand, management literally tries to sweep it under the carpet. Out of sight of mind, regardless of how minor or severe the issue is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to actually manage and try to re-learn the science that is at your hands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Looking forward to moving on

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    resources, i.e, technoligies, IT support, latest approaches to increasing efficiency in GLP

    Cons

    management lacks real intents on developing talent. Only posterboards and slideshows is their approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come up with real-time assesment programs on developing talent and a careful assesment of the difference between competency on the benchtop and competency in managing others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    welcome to Pfyeth

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    Current Employee - Scientist I  in  Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    Competative pay, good benefits, strong company

    Cons

    it will soon become Pfizer. this company has a poor track record of dealing with the other company after an aquisition. they typically like to grab what they want and get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back out of the aquisition. I am not sure why the board of directors approved the aquisition. Wyeth is a strong company and was in a good position to get through the recession on its own.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad for a big corporation

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist I  in  Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist I in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    You're part of an organization that is working to improve health and well-being of society

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and political jostling of a large business organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees appreciate transparency in decision-making process, even if it is disclosed after the decision has been made.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Future Biotech Giant

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist I  in  Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist I in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    Its a company with tremendous future potential to be reach new heights. It is keeping up with change in landscape especially by pursuing to populate pipeline with biotech development candidates and yet keeping its focus on small molecules. In future its a company to reckon with which will have a diversified and balanced strategy between small and large molecules. This can be examplified by the approach which is being taken to approach disease modifying as well as symptomatic treatment modalities to cure or manage Alzheimer's disease and its one of the most promising area to improve patients lives as well as make an impact on company's revenue.

    Cons

    Stress...I guess its everywhere across the board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and try to keep the employees happy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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