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Pfizer Connecticut Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • job security due to cost cutting (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT

    Pros

    Good management and very professional

    Cons

    Training program could be better


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  3. "A good company that couldn't make up its mind, completely killed research"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Scientist in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, team effort was high, everyone tried to deliver and exceed the expectations.

    Cons

    Management blaming teams for decisions that they had insisted on


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good intern experience, would recommend to someone motivated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Summer(Research and Development) in Groton, CT
    Former Intern - Summer(Research and Development) in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people, and there was plenty of opportunity to network and learn about all the facets of the company. The atmosphere was mostly informal, and I always felt my effort was appreciated. The on-boarding and training was satisfactory, and addressed all the hazards I would face adequately.

    Cons

    The company feels very large and compartmentalized. If you want to see other business units as an intern, you need to put forth effort and speak out to make it happen. Especially interning in the sciences, you will never speak to anyone from the business side unless you go well out of your way to network.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Take the good with the bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Coordinator in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Technical Coordinator in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with people who truly love the animals esp vet staff
    Compensation
    Encourage poster sessions, writing papers and being published
    Some times personal awards for excellent work or safety improvements

    Cons

    No life work balance
    Constant re-organization
    Lack of management
    Chaotic pressure filled environment
    Lack of room for growth potential


  7. "Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Get Owned by the OWN IT culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - R&D in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, ability to work from home.

    Organization changes often. If you don't like you're job, it will eventually change.

    Cons

    No work life/balance - project managers openly state that working nights and weekends are built in to project timeline assumptions.

    R&D organization changes so often that no one really knows the expectations of their own role or the roles of others on their team. This results in a lack of accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a single org structure long enough to work out all of the kinks before moving on to something new.

    Abandon your current outsourcing strategy. It is not working.

    Remove the words "Work/Life Balance" from your recruiting and benefits literature. It is a lie.


  9. "Too many reorganizations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow/Associate in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Research Fellow/Associate in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to move to new roles as changes happens

    Cons

    Low morale and constant changes

    Advice to Management

    Take a long term view


  10. "The fail of an empire"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big company with resource and talent.

    Cons

    Move slow and poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Use science not politics to make business decision.


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