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Pfizer Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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  • "work life balance challenging at times" (in 95 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service serving a great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, starting pay, 401k, vacation time, etc.

    Cons

    It seems difficult to move up within the company for those starting their career


  2. Helpful (1)

    "great compensation and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    compensation and benefits; talented workforce

    Cons

    travel can be difficult and frequent

    Advice to Management

    keep true to principles

  3. "In general a very good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company culture. open-minded and democratic. people are nice

    Cons

    not so quick to have a promotion


  4. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They take care of their employees, room for advancement and training for that advancement.

    Cons

    It’s a big company, thinks can move slowly, “red tape” feel sometimes.


  5. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are treated as an adult and are allowed to work from home. Awesome Benefits

    Cons

    There are not any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Fine experience and environment, poor pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience in a lab setting. In my case I was given almost complete freedom to plan, design, carry out and interpret the data of my own experiments. Friendly people.

    Cons

    No vacation time, poor benefits (no 401k matching), poor pay - $19/hour for someone worth twice that. They try to poach young scientists with limited industry experience (despite extensive research experience) into working for less than they are worth - calling and paying them 'lab assistance' but giving them the work load and responsibility of full scientists

    Advice to Management

    Paying people what they are worth and giving them a few days off a year goes a long way


  7. "Great place to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - Associate Program Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Program Manager

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Patient centric. Committed to quality.

    Cons

    Big company. Takes time to get things through.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Invest in your brands and people to grow revenue and profit"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top quality brands and talent. The organization is committed to training and challenging the Marketing function to learn and move outside one's comfort zone.

    Cons

    Corporate downsizing and reorganization has led to a challenged work environment and low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people to drive higher profits instead of cost cutting. The 3G model of ruthlessly cutting cost doesn't work. Innovation and investment is the virtuous path to achieving sustained growth.


  9. "Excellent company, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pfizer has very good training and support

    Cons

    Some of the managers are out of touch with the market

    Advice to Management

    Have managers go out on sales calls every 60 days or more often


  10. "Cutting Edge Data Science in Pharmaceuticals????"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment with best in class tools.

    Cons

    The data driven evolution of the company is not yet complete, but it's full steam ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Be even more proactive in spreading data science throughout the organization.