Pfizer Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla
Albert Bourla
155 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance can be strained at times but there is fexibility to accomodate employees needs(in 115 reviews)

  • "The salary also seems to be lower than competitors although there is increased job security(in 62 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Great Entry Level"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Passionate and kind people who value their job and understand their worth.

    Cons

    Pressure to excel and meet deadlines (but this is normal)

  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Pay, work life balance, management

    Cons

    Not very much room to grow

  3. "Heavy focus on production. Pay raises are basically a cost of living raise and nothing more."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Better pay than most in the area. Climate controlled environment. Good benefits. 3 weeks vacation on day 1 if you start in the first quarter. Vacation purchase program where you can buy up to an additional 4 weeks vacation. No longer offer cash bonuses, only 401k contribution bonus. Pay raises only cover cost of living increases. 401k match up to 6%. 100% of first 3% and 50% of second 3%.

    Cons

    You start each year knowing there’s no way you can achieve the manufacturing goals but still have management breathing down your neck to keep up. Goals are unrealistic and are rarely met. Performance based raise expectations are very unrealistic. Designed for failure. Highest possible raise is 4%. Most will see 2-3% which only covers cost of living increase so how is it even a raise? Some will see less than 2%. If you’re a topped out employee you will no longer receive any kind of raise. Not even a cost of living increase. Almost as if they don’t want you to stay...

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  4. "Fellowship"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Medical Affairs Fellow in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to start your career in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Cons

    You likely will not be retained by the company when your post-doc training is completed.

  5. "Liked Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Professional Healthcare Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Professional, exceptional training and product knowledge, corp. support

    Cons

    Big geography, multiple coworkers, inconsistent quota achievement goals

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  6. "factory work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    benefits, shift work, some supervisors

    Cons

    repetitive, swing shifts are difficult

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  7. "Very nice place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Scientist in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation is very competitive for pharma

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  8. "Great Pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Commercial Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High base salary, target bonus and LTIs

    Cons

    Large company, siloed work, promotion based on relationship and not skill

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  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    New CEO trying to change culture, simplyify processess and focus on breakthroughs that change patients' lives

    Cons

    Largest pharmaceutical company, heavily regulated, not always easy to get things done

  10. "Wonderful place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with good people on an important mission Career opportunities Access to resources

    Cons

    Slow to innovate Part of the problem in US healthcare rather than the solution

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