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"Not a place for long-term IT career"

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Former Employee - Database Administrator in Collegeville, PA
Former Employee - Database Administrator in Collegeville, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits and salary
use of current and sometimes cutting technology
Very smart people employed there

Cons

Very difficult to be promoted if not an upper management 'favorite'
Very little promise for long-term career due to poor drug pipeline
Always the threat of layoffs across all organization

Other Employee Reviews for Pfizer

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pays well but the future is bleak"

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    Current Employee - Director in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Madison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, Madison NJ campus is nice

    Cons

    Constant layoffs while CEO gets raises
    Pharma industry continues to tank

    Advice to Management

    Leave Manhattan headquarters, it's too expensive and there is plenty of pharma talent in NJ/PA
    It's hypocritical to talk about wanting to be respected by society while you lay people off and give yourselves big raises


  2. "The biggest and most lucrative employee in the Groton, CT area."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Lead in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Administrative Lead in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with some pretty smart folks from a variety of backgrounds. Being one of the larger employers in the area, you're not necessarily confined to a small group of folks around the water cooler and in some areas drama is at a minimum.

    Cons

    It used to be a place where one could work their way up the ladder. That is not the case anymore. Most movement is lateral at best. As a large employer, you're a number. If you can live with that, you'll do well here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on being number one and start focusing at being good at research again.

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