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Updated March 30, 2017
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  • Long working hours & No Work life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • job security due to cost cutting (in 50 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. "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.

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Important mission. Facing challenging circumstances and an industry in transition. Well positioned to continue as the industry leader.

    Cons

    Industry challenges, pricing pressures and negative public perception combined with continuous rounds of layoffs have adversely affected morale and culture.


  4. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Madison, CT
    Current Employee - Scientist in Madison, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offer a lot of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    compensation is not competitive, especially if stay in the company for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide a secure and stable environment for scientist to be bold and innovative.


  5. "Many tools, start and stop (Groton) CRD"

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    Former Intern - Chemical Engineering Intern in Groton, CT
    Former Intern - Chemical Engineering Intern in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got comprehensive training(required) in clean room, EHS
    The equipment is top notch - EasyMax, OptiMax for API scale-up.. if you wanted to perform an experiment they would provide the necessary tools, not the other way around
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Cliquish nature
    Stop and go work flow
    Tight and relaxed deadlines
    Difficult to find longterm position


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great resources. There is a lot of teamwork and people are always open to better ways to do things. You really feel like you can make a difference. Senior leaders always showed they cared about people.

    Cons

    It's a big organization so not always easy to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to know your people, show your care and develop people.


  7. "Pfizer PhRD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield Center, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield Center, CT

    I worked at Pfizer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent mentor, good learning opportunities,

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. "Perhaps the grass is greener elsewhere... but be careful where you step"

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

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

    Pros

    Unmatched medical benefits. While the cost and co-pays continue to creep up, the coverage and prescription benefits are fantastic. I have very flexible working arrangements, and they're easy to come by. I don't miss the kid's sports games, I can leave early and come in late when necessary. I have access to high tech gadgets, ample free parking, and I get four weeks of vacation a year (roll over max five days). I don't come in when I'm sick and don't have to use vacation to do that. The work is challenging and rewarding. We bring important medicines to patients and make them better.

    Cons

    Corporate nonsense. But that exists everywhere. The industry is a punching bag for liberal pundits everywhere so we always have to defend ourselves. The open space environment in Groton, CT is annoying. And the drive to outsource everything makes things very difficult to get good results. Spend lots of time rewriting documents that where written overseas in order to make them coherent. Promotions are not easily available. In order to get promoted in the lower ranks, you must make a job change.

    Advice to Management

    Rewarding performance with a promotion is NOT a bad thing. Seriously. It's ok.


  9. "Pretty good overall"

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    Current Employee - Long Term Employee in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Long Term Employee in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Cut backs too deep, expect too much work out of too small of a staff.


  10. "Principal Research Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist; Compound Safety Prediction in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist; Compound Safety Prediction in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee support and career development programs, work campus, research facilities, IT support, health programs, social activities, volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    High turnover at the very top and bottom, change in corporate direction a bit frequent in recent years, some major moves/initiatives weren't well planned and caused employee relocation stress.

    Advice to Management

    Plan every detail well in advance, even if/when the plan changes. The perks are great but to retain the best talent you need more continuity of purpose and mission.


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