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Pfizer Connecticut Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

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

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  1. "Loved it as an intern, wish I could get past the hiring freeze to get back in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was only an intern here, but I loved the experience. Everyone is highly motivated, intelligent, and most importantly, friendly! My immediate superior was more like my mentor than my boss. Everyone I worked with was kind and helpful. They really do a good job caring for their employees, from what I saw during my few months there. They care a lot about employee's live outside of work and have lots of programs that encourage health and activity. If they weren't going through such a hard time, it would be a great place to work. I would love to go back and work there!

    Cons

    It's very hard to get your foot in the door there, because of all the hiring freezes right now. I was lucky enough to get an internship there, which is a feat in and of itself, and even that did not guarantee me a job no matter how hard my supervisor tried to help me get a full-time job. I had two calls from two different departments that were interested in me, but they could not bring me in even for an interview because they were not allowed to bring in anyone due to the freeze. I really have no complaints other than I can't get back in the company!

    Advice to Management

    Have a little more contact with the scientists.


  2. "My career at Pfizer has been rewarding, although we live in a world of shrinking resources."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, venue, culture, benefits, career paths, opportunities, inclusiveness, open door policy, minority hiring practices, flexibility, salary competitiveness, personal development opportunities.

    Cons

    Fear implications of constant change (potential job loss, site closures, mergers, downsizing, belt tightening, doing more with less, disparity between executive salary % increases vs. rest of company employees, offshoring. etc, etc, etc).

    Advice to Management

    What happened to rewarding employees for a job well done? In 2013, stock price goes up, pay for performance goes way down. This is not an incentive for future personal sacrifice.


  3. "Regulatory Associate Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Groton, CT
    Current Intern - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work-life balance, good perks and good campus

    Cons

    not as I know of


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  5. "Business Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Experience - short termed

    Cons

    Not enough time on the project

    Advice to Management

    All Good


  6. "So far so good!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, seemingly transparent, good culture, good science, tuition assistance

    Cons

    lots of moving around and changes, not such a bad thing though


  7. "Contractor in Project Manager role for various technology improvement projects in the business technology section."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Groton, CT
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The management on both the technology and business sides are working towards mutual goals; communication may take several attempts however they do persist until everyone understands; there is respect for other ideas and contributions.

    Cons

    There is too much work for the current staffing levels of employees and contractors - progress is slowed and there is more tooling up/down to be really efficient/productive.

    Advice to Management

    Review the staffing levels with an eye to growing the next generation of technical experts now rather than later when it is always crunch time.


  8. "Systems Integration Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Packaging Engineer in Groton, CT
    Current Contractor - Software Packaging Engineer in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company, Great work environment,
    Top Pay. All around best company I have ever worked for.
    Always have loved Pfizer and the way they take care of employees.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Great company.

    Advice to Management

    Pfizer Management should make the decisions who stays based on performance and production and not a contract agency.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation. Excellent work / life balance. Well organized. Intelligent co-workers. Great gym. Two Starbucks on site.

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever. This app requires me to write 20 words in this field before I can submit my review.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  10. "big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    big company; a lot of resources; people are nice; good work life balance

    Cons

    when a company is this big, making quick change is not easy.


  11. "Great people!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, nice site, incentives to make you more active and health conscious. Great support from several services and technologies to make you work more efficiently

    Cons

    Depends on manager, some are people oriented other not. Split design/synthesis. Webex is used frequently. Small cafeteria for such a big site, lack of choice.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in particular


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