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Pfizer Connecticut Reviews

Updated January 7, 2018
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  • Long working hours & No Work life balance (in 74 reviews)

  • lack of job security, very matrixed and unclear who is the decision maker (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Liked working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved the people there and learned alot

    Cons

    Large corporation, Sometimes hard to get things done.


  2. "Good place if you are in sales or BD"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment and mostly great work colleagues

    Cons

    Expect loyalty but don't return the favor. Seems it depends which department you are in whether there is fair promotions etc.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at your VPs and Director levels and monitor if they are really qualified for those positions. In some departments it seems like there is a lot of favoritism. It will be very harsh to give your many employees less than 100% GPP when you just got a huge tax cut and had a solid year.

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    "Great industry experience"

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    Current Employee - Director in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Director in New London, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to see how large pharm works -- exposure to highly matrix environment

    Cons

    Very siloed --- can feel like a small cog in a very large wheel

    Advice to Management

    Get back to managing trials in a team environment. Close the clinical-clin ops gap


  4. "Contract employee"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Groton, CT
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    An excellent business that makes just about every medicine. Good place to get your start in the pharma industry.

    Cons

    Contractors are treated like 2nd class citizens. Layoffs were always possible but I was able to avoid it.

    Advice to Management

    My manager did very well, others not so much.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Former Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed corporate environment

    Flexible work space

    responsibilities given to interns as if they were full employees

    Cons

    Lack of connection with supervisors

    Hard to gauge what management was looking for, say one thing mean another, I'm not trying to infer or read minds.

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct, converse and engage with interns.


  6. "Great place to work in a college-like environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with very smart people. Technically challenging and intellectually stimulating job.

    Cons

    Organization structure is not very conducive to career growth.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "Great company, great people."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Canterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Canterbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and other perks. Very competitive pay and straight talking upper management. Overall I really enjoy working at Pfizer.

    Cons

    Overly competitive and recent cuts. Been consolidating work spaces too aggressively. Seems too focused on engineering stock value (tax inversions, etc) than driving the work.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. "Senior Associate Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful work site. Work/life balance not too bad.

    Cons

    When layoffs are happening, very tense and competitive atmosphere. Very impersonal environment, they say that they want a good environment but allow management to use negative techniques to manage people.

    Advice to Management

    Employees will go the extra mile for you if you would not micromanage people or use techniques that are negative. You say you want to confront those behaviors but yet allow managers to continue to bully their subordinates and promote favorites at the expense of other employees.


  9. "Information Architecture Internship"

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    Former Intern - Information Architecture in Hartford, CT
    Former Intern - Information Architecture in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid-back environment to work in

    Cons

    No real downsides, everyone was very welcoming


  10. "Unix System Administration 1998"

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    Former Contractor - UNIX Administrator in Groton, CT
    Former Contractor - UNIX Administrator in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with very knowledgeable leadership and management especially Mr. James E. Cullen.

    Cons

    Wish I could have stayed longer!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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