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Updated May 4, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 69 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "It all depends on the manager you have."

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, health benefits, given more vacation the longer you stay with the company. Opportunity to do secondments in other departments (if your manager approves)

    Cons

    Colleagues are let go often, the usual unstable pharmaceutical business issues. Depending on your level 15-20% of your salary is held back and if you perform well it's given to you as a "bonus". However, if you do well, and the company performs well then you get your % plus a little extra.


  2. "Good, but lot of Redtape"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Lots of opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Depending on the department Work Life /balance is gone.

    Advice to Management

    HR really needs to look at years of service, and respect people. Newer people getting hired with higher salary demotivates existing people, and in turn is bad for the company. Employees being punished for sticking with the company. All managers says it is a HR policy that restricts them from promoting their existing best talent.

  3. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of internal processes and training

    Cons

    Too many changes for processes that do not need to be fixed

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing


  4. "Great benefits but lacks good moral"

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

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    salaries are great when compared to other companies
    benefits i.e maternity, sick leave, paid vacation days are great.
    Access to technology for research is good and get to learn a lot of different techniques

    Cons

    lay offs happen too often..almost every year.
    departments don't last for too long


  5. "Great Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    They do good science and have lots of money to throw at projects.

    Cons

    Very big place, so it is easy to get lost.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Innovative and fast moving for "Big Pharma""

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    Former Employee - Director in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Director in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scale
    Very professional work environment
    Dedicated employees
    Worthwhile mission

    Cons

    Upheaval - non stop acquisitions and restructuring. Considerable layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a few critical initiatives and grow by developing your own drugs instead of buying them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Experience with good research and great colleagues damaged by frequent restructuring, changing priorities and M&A ."

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a scientist at the bench who found lots of challenge, personally fulfilling research and excellent resources (equipment budget, reagents) for work. My immediate colleagues were great co-workers with a sense of team.

    Cons

    Developing a product that requires several years to market is impossible with when reprioritizing, restructuring and site closures occur every six months. There was churn in the personnel in upper management and there was lack of clarity of research goals in middle management. There was little opportunity for career growth for scientists within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and leadership team. Then stick with it for several years. Otherwise it's impossible to tell what the 'results' of the strategy are. If workers report that their management is erratic or ineffective, listen those comments and take action.

  8. "Regulatory Associate Intern"

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    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


  9. "good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    they have a great benefits

    Cons

    the are constantly laying offs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, it's been a good ride..."

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are all you could ask for, and the company does a lot for the local and global communities.Most of all, I really appreciate my amazing co-workers, who care about what they do and are committed to delivering new medicines to patients. The company does a great job of keeping people focused on what's important and tries to make it easier to get your work done.

    Cons

    Having said that, it's a really big company, so it CAN be hard to get things done sometimes. It's also been difficult to see so many of my coworkers lose their jobs. Job security hasn't been great in recent years.


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