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"Best job that I have ever had."

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Current Employee - Senior Corporate Counsel in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Corporate Counsel in Montreal, QC (Canada)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Competitive salary and good benefits. Because the corporation is a matrix organization, there are many opportunities to work in different departments. Advancement seems to be fair. Flexible hours are also a benefit. Resources are never an issue, although budget is becoming more of a managed affair. Educational assistance plan is very generous. Directors also are provided a vehice and gas card.

Cons

Large organization that tends to switch strategies every 1.5 years. The reporting chain is somewhat artifcial due to its regional groupings. The sales force is somewhat cavalier. HR is very large, but offers little personal service. Corporate messaging sometimes lack sincerity.

Advice to Management

Rely less on strategic consultants and listen to employees and stakeholders more.

Other Employee Reviews for Pfizer

  1. "Committed to the big white elephant."

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Flexible work.

    Cons

    Senior management are terrible. No sense of direction. Committed to maintaining the big white elephant (Groton) intact.

    Advice to Management

    Any senior management who has been in Pfizer >15 years must go. They don't know how to run a research organization.


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    "Pfizer gets worse before it gets better."

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    Current Employee - Professional Healthcare Representative
    Current Employee - Professional Healthcare Representative
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits - great healthcare with low premiums and low co-pays, no co-pays on medications, vision and dental/orthodontics. Some district managers are outstanding and are committed to the success of their reps. As with any company, there are some bad ones too, but the majority of district managers are very good. Salary is comparable to other large pharma companies. Salary is higher than other small pharma companies who offer higher bonus payouts. Pfizer has some great products - Chantix, Celebrex, Lipitor, Viagra - that benefit many people. It feels good to be selling products you know make a difference to many patients.

    Cons

    it is becoming a micro-managing company. Managers have fewer reps so they ride with them every two weeks. Managers want to be with reps that much - once per month is usually enough if everyone is doing their job properly. Physicians are annoyed that managers are in their offices a lot. But managers are forced into doing it. Quotas are revised twice per year so if you are doing really well you may not be after the quota is revised mid-year, the bonus structure is changed nearly every year and it usually results in a lower bonus for most people. Pfizer is not coming out with great products like it used to. There are a lot of "me too" products coming out into already saturated markets. Pharma in general will probably decline before getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Don't reorganize every 12 months. It is disruptive to everyone and productivity is greatly diminished. When you say "transparency" mean it, don't just say it.

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