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Pfizer New York City Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

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

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  1. "IT support Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Consultant - Information Management Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant - Information Management Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Worked in CMC regulatory affairs, great learning experience in Pharma business and IT as well.

    Cons

    There is no downside of working in Pfizer as I wish I would have worked there fulltime.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company - 14 years working with some very smart people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I spent 14 years at Pfizer (even though I didn't think I would be there that long), and here are the things I really liked:
    - very smart people, some of the best I've met in the industry; very committed to bringing cures to market
    - a global footprint that helps you understand how one makes and sells medicines across the world (so some very strong global exposure)
    - great benefits and recognition of the need for work-life balance, though work can be intense at times
    - a learning environment that allows colleagues to grow themselves. It's not just a paycheck at the end of the day - growing skills and learning is what kept me happy
    - commitment to compliance and "doing right by the patient" regardless of other drivers
    - focus on diversity; the leadership team is diverse, the board is diverse, and every hiring decision is reviewed with a lens of inclusion and diversity. It's not just women and minorities, but hiring with a focus on getting different viewpoints and talents on the table
    - New York City (though that's a con too - it's getting harder to commute in from the suburbs)! But the energy in the city is amazing, and I miss it.

    Cons

    - lots of reorganization; we restructured almost every year from the mid-2000s onwards. Sometimes it was needed but it was also disruptive at other times. Not sure there's a way to avoid it given Wall Street pressures
    - large company politics, which one will see in any large pharma. By and large, it worked out ok for me, but it may not be a place for someone who cannot maneuver in such an environment
    - commuting into the city steadily got worse over the years. Perhaps it will get easier after the new tunnel and the Amtrak renovations are done.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think Ian Read and his LT need my advice!


  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, tuition support, recognized brand

    Cons

    old school thinking, rigid, not very friendly envrionment


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "It was a good place to work until they closed the facility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - great benefits,
    - great salary,
    - nice work environment

    Cons

    - terrible HR Source. If you call and ask for a help to resolve some work related issues, they can simply hang up on you if they do not feel like helping you.
    - If you take a medical leave of absence and you have to receive tuition reimbursement, the ED department will give you a hard time to reimburse your money, even though your courses were approved prior to the leave.


  6. "Sr. Manager IT Infrastructure Business Office & Transitioning Sedrvices"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other areas outside of IT have a positive culture, great Networking and Team projects. You need to "OWN IT", your job assignments & career

    Cons

    Department area culture was micromanaging, constantly down sizing causing culture of fear.Ability for promotions are non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Try and level set cultures, make it easier to transition into other areas of the organization, you shouldn't need 100% of requirements, the opportunity is to learn.


  7. "intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Newark, NJ
    Current Intern - Intern in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    once in a life time experience

    Cons

    difficult working with new people

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  8. "Great people, great products, great company"

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    Current Contractor - Learning and Development Consultant in Madison, NJ
    Current Contractor - Learning and Development Consultant in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a consultant, I was surprised by how much I was treated as part of the team. Well resourced organization and I worked with people who deeply cared about the quality of their work. Many had been with the organization for years.

    Cons

    Engagement was spotty. Several strategic refreshes left employees feeling shocked when after posting record profits, the organization eliminated positions.

    Advice to Management

    Company (Consumer Healthcare at least) could truly benefit from a commitment to Organizational Development. A structured leadership development program and a commitment to developing employees internally would boost morale, as would recognition programs that solicited input from employees themselves (as opposed to having a 'recognition event' imposed on them that was not meaningful).


  9. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    making impact on patient's lives; strong leadership team who cares about culture

    Cons

    like other large companies, PFE can be bureaucratic;


  10. "VP Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement with global leader.

    Cons

    Long commute to Manhattan if you live outside the city.

    Advice to Management

    Provide flexible hours and work from home options widely available.


  11. "marketing analyst"

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    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (More than a year)

    Pros

    hard working people in a great culture

    Cons

    not a lot of people with diverse backgrounds


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