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Updated April 19, 2018
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  • As a huge giant corporate , work is so stressful with absence of work life balance to great extent (in 83 reviews)

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

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  1. "Commercial Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Humble, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pfizer is number 1 Pharmaceutical company , It is simply just a perfect school of business acumen and skills

    Cons

    As a huge giant corporate , work is so stressful with absence of work life balance to great extent

    Advice to Management

    Try to protect the well built culture of the organization . Hiring of senior leaders should be done so carefully


  2. "Big Pharma Blue"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Pfizer isn't going anywhere. Decent pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Acquisitions can be interesting but because management hierarchy is deep, confusion can be more the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork your teams.

  3. "Summer Student Worker Internship Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience! I would definitely recommend applying for this position.

    Cons

    I don't have any negatives regarding this position or opportunity.


  4. "Chemist II"

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    Current Employee - Chemist II in McPherson, KS
    Current Employee - Chemist II in McPherson, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team environment, and approachable supervisors

    Cons

    Long Commute, long hours, and night shift mandatory for starter in Chemistry department. Limited advancement opportunities.


  5. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Working with extremely passionate and intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better.


  6. "Big Pharma Cares About The Patient"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, expert scientists
    Good company values
    Products that really help patients
    Good benefits
    Wide variety of pharma technologies in portfolio

    Cons

    Not an agile corporation - slow decision making, can be hard to get things done
    Very conservative - not incredibly innovative outside of drug discovery


  7. "Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Great experience in a Pharmaceutical Company

    Cons

    Nothing negative while working as a Summer Intern

  8. "Senior Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good opportunities and experience

    Cons

    Very large company, you can get lost


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent work environment _ _

    Cons

    Better communication with _ _


  10. "Career Growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent path for employees who are motivated to grow their career

    Cons

    Navigating a very large and complex organization


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