Wyeth

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Wyeth Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
180 Reviews
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Wyeth President and CEO Bernard J. Poussot
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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    Wyeth Pro and Cons

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    Wyeth pays a decent family wage when you get to be a Specialty rep or Account Manager. The non contributory pension was a plus and its what kept many people around but now that Pfizer took over and all new employees do not get that perk.

    Cons

    There are tons of politics and sometimes people who deserve to be promoted dont and others get forced out who shouldn't because they don't know the right people. Believe it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wyeth should have never merged with Pfizer. Wyeth was doing great without them. The result was that many good employees and their families were laid off after sweating blood to move the business forward and being loyal. All for the almighty dollar.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Category Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    Wyeth are category leaders in many of the categories they play in. Known as best in class, they offer many career opportunities.

    Cons

    The industry has always been volatile and one should expect many changes while working in this industry, it is a good idea to have agility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should work harder to improve your recruitment and selection process to make sure you obtain the best talent in the organization.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Used to be a great place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frazer, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frazer, PA

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    Wyeth used to be a great place to work when they were located in Radnor, PA. Big company with a small company feel. Back then, you were recognized for your accomplishments and there were many growth opportunities. People in general really liked working for this company.

    Cons

    After they moved to Collegeville, everything changed. The culture became entirely different...very political and no longer mattered what you knew but who you knew. This was the "beginning of the end" for Wyeth in my opinion. Approximately 7 years later, they were bought by Pfizer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership at Wyeth failed in the later years and not surpisingly, they were taken over. With the right management and decision-making, there would still be Wyeth today

    No opinion of CEO
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    Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frazer, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frazer, PA

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    Challenging work in the Life Sciences areas. Very good salary and benefits. Professional decor and first class equipment provided. Overall, Wyeth was a good place to work.

    Cons

    With the purchase of Wyeth by Pfizer, it is clear that the company is being run from a financial perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to return to the strategies and way of business that made Wyeth a world class successful global business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee Feedback

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    Former Employee - Hospital Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hospital Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Competitive compensation
    Excellent employee training opportunities
    Opportunities for advancement
    Being part of a company whose drugs save lives

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic. Size of organization a bit imposing.
    Industry regulation prevents thinking outside of the box when solving problems
    Sales force given little opportunity to alter the work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find ways to cut thru red tape
    lighten up on the rules whenever possible.
     Find ways to allow employees to come together in casual environments

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wyeth review

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    Current Employee - Associate Director Compliance & Training in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Director Compliance & Training in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    Wyeth was a good place to work. The atmosphere was pleasant and the work interesting and challenging. Advancement was about average for a large company, especially if you were a good performer and went above the call of duty.

    Cons

    Since Pfizer has now acquired Wyeth, the atmosphere is filled with tensions. People don't know their status and even if they've been told they have a job, they later come to find out that they don't. Pfizer's pay scale is a bit better than Wyeth's but there are no annual bonuses for those below a very high level (Director and above). Newcomers may fair better than legacy Wyeth people as Pfizer's MO is to rid themselves of legacy people, especially anyone with more than 5 years. Layoffs are not well thought out and the company goes out of its way to avoid the mandatory 2 months WARN law.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together quickly so that those who have been retained are willing to stay. A lot of good people were let go and a lot of good people are looking to get out so that they don't face the rigors of being unemployed and deemed undesirable by other companies.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Going downhill since the Pfizer buyout

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    Former Employee - Quality Product Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Product Leader in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    The Collegeville location is an excellent place to work. It has several amenities including a gym, credit union and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Since the Pfizer buyout, morale is low. Pfizer is making decisions that will probably raise the short term bottomline, but hurt the long term profitability of the Wyeth products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the decisions about new leadership.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Database Administration

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    Former Employee - IS Consultant in Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - IS Consultant in Collegeville, PA

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    Good pay. Good vacation policy, stock options were nice as well. Company provided relocation was also very good. Challenging and rewarding work environment.

    Cons

    A lot of of overtime. Once at corporate, I felt a little more pigeonholed, and it was harded to get involved around the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's probably too late now as the company is now owned by Pfizer. It was a fun ride, and they helped me out a ton with professional develoment.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too many managers are incompetent.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    Co-workers were great. The atmosphere was one that fostered communication and collaboration between departments and employees. Consultants were treated just like employees.

    Cons

    Policies were left up to lower level management to interpret and enforce. Many times lower level managers would not allow employees to take advantage of work from home policies - though they would allow themselves to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many managers incompetent; should weed out the "dead wood". Be fair to employees with the company policies.

    Totally against the sale to Pfizer. The Wyeth founders must be turning in their graves! What a shame.

    Disapproves of CEO

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