Zoetis Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
37 Reviews
3.2
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Zoetis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Excellent pay and benefits. Colleagues are very friendly and helpful. Work schedule is not too demanding. Management is easy to approach.

    Cons

    Communication can sometimes be an issue. There have been times where different shifts do not communicate well with one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep discussing ideas with your people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company failing its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at Zoetis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to sharpen corporate skills.

    Cons

    Not a good company to count on long term advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to rebuild company moral and office culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A politically biased meat grinder that sucks the life out of you.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at Zoetis part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, especially peers that are at the same management level.

    Cons

    Leadership, workload, compensation, and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a reality check and learn why your attrition rate is so high. It's not because people don't get along. Hard work is not rewarded with advancement, compensation is far too low for the cost reality of living in NJ, and the workload can be overwhelming. There is no reason a person should work 10+ hours on a weekend to just keep up.

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

    Good Company, but cannot recommend anyone joining HR organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Leadership (other than HR) is impressive and focused on doing what is best for the business and colleagues. The company is poised to deliver great results in the near future. Steady growth is indicated and, in general, colleagues are very supportive of each other.

    Cons

    There are still some growing pains in the near future. Company is newly public (1.5 years) and is not fully stand alone. HR is going through major transition. Almost 100% turnover in HR leadership team. Only a couple remain from when company went public. Lower levels of the HR organization lack confidence in HR leadership. Given the numerous restructuring in HR within the last year, they don't know if they will have a job from one day to the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the HR organization and its operation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic place to work, with strong values.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zoetis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture is amazing and I always feel encouraged to develop myself. Very supportive with a great sense of teamwork! I feel very blessed!

    Cons

    The spin-off did bring with it a great deal of challenges, so I suppose the one negative thing I can say is that sometimes things seem very uncertain, which I suppose is to be expected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Took a step backwards with the split from Pfizer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zoetis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of great talent here, and kind people. Benefits & time off are decent, and there's a receptive atmosphere in discussing performance and ambition. Portfolio of products is very strong & only getting better.

    Cons

    Salary not competitive. Upward mobility within the company is touted but very limited & unlikely in reality. The company has showcased a preference in hiring contractors versus full-time colleagues. The facilities are poor and any there's a very distinct, unpleasant atmosphere of cost-cutting that happens at every turn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good benefit

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zoetis

    Pros

    good benefit, flexible time, no trafic

    Cons

    it takes a lot time to make decision

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just like Pfizer, nothing has changed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Office in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Zoetis as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are hard working and most are quite intelligent

    Cons

    Most of the employees are from Pfizer, so they brought their disorganized, out of whack way of thinking with them. Lots of contractors doing just as much work as the "colleagues" but we are not treated the same of course. Many groups able to hire, and do but the groups that need it the most (Quality, Operations) are denied with the same song " budget, headcount", so the workload increases, employees are unhappy, and they let go good contractors. Good work life balance with my group, but no communication at all from managers regarding how you are doing.
    Spoiled "lifers" who have no idea how good they have it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire contractors, staff your business correctly or I predict huge issues with production due to being short staffed and over worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good opportunities to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Fort Lee, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Fort Lee, NJ

    I worked at Zoetis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training development opportunities and opportunity for advancement, if you were willing to work for it. Co-workers were very genuine, company covered a lot of work-related costs. Work schedule was often result-oriented.

    Cons

    Organization is risk averse and was always asking for new ideas but hesitant to carry them out. Upper Management was highly judgemental and existed in its own silo. Company created a lot of unecessary expenses for itself with its practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take small, calculated risks on the ideas solicited from employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful people, plagued company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at Zoetis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere of a leader in the market, you have the freedom to succeed and fail, refreshing creative liberties, great diversity of colleagues, very pleasant people with which to work, very collaborative environment

    Cons

    Crippling politics, poor decision making from leadership, unreasonable time cycles, leadership is cheap with ideas and mentally lazy, too much focus on managing upward, directors spend more effort avoiding responsibility than accepting it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing your mid-level talent than yourselves.

    No opinion of CEO

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