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Pfizer Reviews

Updated July 15, 2018
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  • "demanding and need to be vigilant about work life balance" (in 87 reviews)

  • "lack of job security, very matrixed and unclear who is the decision maker" (in 51 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about they employees pay good

    Cons

    Long hours lines go down


  2. "Not a bad place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good people, stimulating environment

    Cons

    location not the most ideal

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, Helpful colleagues, Support from senior management for development.

    Cons

    Large company with many employees and as such it is difficult to get promoted when the entire team is all applying for one opening,


  4. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for families and healthcare

    Cons

    Not too much to describe here


  5. "Territory manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Awesome products, great pay, great benefits, awesome work life balance, and ability to move up.

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons


  6. "Senior Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work culture and emphasis on work life balance

    Cons

    very cumbersome processes and slow to implement anything


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Gretat culture, super helpful and generally positive work environment

    Cons

    Huge, highly matrixed organization. Can be difficult for newcomers.

  8. "It's a great company with tons of benefits. There isn't much upward Mobility unless you want to transfer to another site"

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    Current Employee - Validation Engineering Technician in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Validation Engineering Technician in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. People. Global. Culture. Gym.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility. Too corporate at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to shake things up, innovation is a consequence of diverting from the status quo.


  9. "Medical writer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, work from home

    Cons

    No gym and no coffee


  10. "A great place to learn and develop!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to diverse portfolio, challenging, good for personal career development, competitive pay/benefits, stability, good work-life balance, many opportunities to learn new things, great place to network, enough budget to support T&I initiatives, stability of company

    Cons

    Very large company--can be difficult to know roles and responsibilities or to understand organizational structure; frequently the training approach is "sink or swim," which can be somewhat stressful


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