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Pfizer Boston Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 70 reviews)

  • job security due to cost cutting (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work and knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    Senor managment decisions can be confusing

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Reputable place to work and learn ins and outs of pharma"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well Known and large company active in many pharma and biotech areas that lets you enjoy a great deal of learnings for a first job

    Cons

    Too big to be innovative

  3. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pfizer as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, always a lot to do. Learned a lot

    Cons

    Are not really trusted with many projects because the company is so big. The pay also isn't good because they use contractors for interns


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Oncology Sales"

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    Current Employee - Oncology Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Oncology Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multiply product launches and good pipeline

    Cons

    In order to keep up with an ever evolving industry changes occur often and can sometimes occur too often.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "pfizer research and development"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits
    flexible hours
    good vacation time benefits
    pays pretty well
    expertise in drug discovery projects
    big corporation so you feel like a big part of drug discovery research

    Cons

    reorganizations happen more frequently than any employee would like.
    does not feel very secure to have a job here
    many decisions are made by high up people and affect down even if they don't make much sense


  6. "Statistician"

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    Current Employee - Statistician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Statistician in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly working environment, and there is good opportunity to growth in the company

    Cons

    pay is lower than the industry average, insurance is hot as good


  7. "Research Assistant (Co-op)"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was extremely helpful and available to answer any questions. Ability to work independently while also collaborating with the larger group.

    Cons

    I had a great experience, so none.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure lower level employees aren't getting lost in the mix.

  8. "Well known company...."

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company recognition and power of the name.

    Cons

    The company wants you to live and breathe Pfizer.


  9. "Very Nice place to work at."

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    Former Contractor - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture. Promoted to lead projects.

    Cons

    There are not any cons.


  10. "My department is fantastic; overall company leadership is uneven"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    My department is fantastic... we do good science and we have the resources to do technology development at a level that I probably wouldn't have the opportunity to do at very many other companies.

    Cons

    The company doesn't know what it wants to look like and this leads to zigging and zagging, inconsistent strategies, and disruptive reorganizations/relocations/etc. Are we getting bigger doing a megamerger and trying to diversify? Are we getting smaller by spinning off to become "focused" on our "core"? Whatever it is this year, 1-2 years from now it will be an about face.


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