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"Great experience working for the biggest of the "Big Pharma" firms."

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Former Employee - Manager in Groton, CT
Former Employee - Manager in Groton, CT
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Wonderful co-workers, terrific work environment, exciting projects with stimulating team members made working at Pfizer in Groton/New London and in NYC an absolute pleasure. Good salary and benefits.

Cons

Very little room for career development or advancement; constant acquisitions and reorganisations accompanied by large numbers of lay-offs lowered morale in recent years. Pfizer is now no longer the blue ribbon company it used to be and employees are starting to walk away.

Advice to Management

Get back to basics and listen to the people on the ground working at the "Coal Face". Pfizer teams working in drug development and with the FDA know what is required to succeed. Outsourcing this work and reducing Pfizer headcount may well, in the short term, cut costs, however the medium to long term risks of a fully outsourced drug development model could be a real concern, especially for a company who is already working under an FDA warning notice.

Other Employee Reviews for Pfizer

  1. "A comfortable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resource, comfortable and respectful workplace

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring due to various changes in management and pending expiration of patented drugs. Heavy politics in some dept.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a (better) long-term plan for the future and eliminate the current dept head's controlled annual performance review and allow project's team members or leaders to review the employee's performance.


  2. "Good solid company, don't rock the boat if you want to get ahead."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits
    Building a solid pipeline of products
    Nice friendly working environment
    Smart people who want to make a difference

    Cons

    Political organization, need to know what people are saying about you behind your back. If you disagree with direction or ideas you may be seen as a "problem" and not a team player unless you have a mgr who is willing to back you up.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with colleagues. If you have a concern, or have issues bring it up and discuss with your employee.
    Mgt needs to live the desired culture, not just send out memos and talk about it.

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