Pfizer - An interesting company to intern at, but don't expect much else | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Pfizer
There are newer employer reviews for Pfizer

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"An interesting company to intern at, but don't expect much else"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

Prestige. People know the company.
Employees. Very polite, very nice to interns, competent, smart.
Responsibility given to interns. I worked on documents that went all the way to the top of the company.
Nice site.
Willing to give vacation time to interns.
Company name is fantastic for resume when applying elsewhere.

Cons

Mergers and general industry trend means pressure for jobs.
IT is messy in some regards and slow. Mergers don't help this.
Rigid and you can't disclose much of your work outside of the company (even in business units). Comes with the industry, but...
No compensation beyond salary. Not even paying July 4th (done in 2010).
Tons of contractors and consultants over real employees. Between the first point and this, expecting conversion to a job after the internship is unlikely.
Referrals matter a lot to internships. Most of the interns have a parent at VP level or above.

Advice to Management

Pfizer needs to figure out a direction. There's a lot of inefficiency in many areas of the company but the company is struggling to find the next thing as the brands go off patent. Getting rid of unexciting but stable businesses like some of the consumer businesses Pfizer has sold is short sighted at a time when such companies need to diversify.

Other Employee Reviews for Pfizer

  1. "disconnected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work schedule
    Local management was great.

    Cons

    Senior management disconnected from its employees
    Seems to lack directions at the employee level.

    Advice to Management

    Create a vision at the top level of the company and spread it through the ranks


  2. "Lots of bureaucracy and politics, and inefficiencies in processes between front line and top line"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits - 401k, health, car, cell phone, and corporate credit card

    Cons

    Militaristic style...pressure from upward management gets pushed down to all levels of management and to the sales representatives creating a military like atmosphere.

    Lots of tests, unnecessary reports, and inefficiencies that go hand and hand with a corporation that's too big.

    Advice to Management

    More human element to create better quality of life for employees.


There are newer employer reviews for Pfizer
There are newer employer reviews for Pfizer

See Most Recent

Work at Pfizer? Share Your Experiences

Pfizer
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or