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Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 68 reviews)

  • Job security due to continued company consolidations (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "client relationship manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great wok life balance, team was awesome, great perks , fun culture

    Cons

    no structure, sales numbers were always off, lots of simple it issues

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees and fix small issues


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    good compan to work with.

    Cons

    fast pace if you are lazy this not for you.


  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Many talented individuals. Collaboration is strong between cross functional team members. Interest in employee evaluation of company strategy.

    Cons

    Too many projects in concurrent stages with duplicate delivery dates. Week overall business project management. Better focus required for acurate program delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Work to develop an overall business strategy . Although individual projects are managed well. If the business has all projects related as number one then there is no business priority.


  4. "Accounting Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, including summer Fridays. Average 401K but company makes additional contribution in lieu of old pension. Strong executive management.

    Cons

    Constantly acquiring and divesting assets. Health benefits are not as good as they should be for Pharma company. Parental leave policy is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Consider making the parental leave policy better.


  5. "Director Strategy and Analytics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong product portfolio, continuing investment

    Cons

    Revenue contraction driving aggressive cost cutting. Significant pending LOEs

    Advice to Management

    Invest in bio-similars to bridge transition, focus on partnerships or ventures to deliver information and product services in support of "precision medicine"


  6. Helpful (5)

    "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!


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Focused on leadership development of employees

    Cons

    Downsizing headcount in recent years


  8. "Field Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good teamwork atmosphere with focus on providing customer service at the local level.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, poor middle managers.


  9. "Environmental Lab Tech"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Lab Technician in McPherson, KS
    Former Employee - Environmental Lab Technician in McPherson, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the hours and the pay

    Cons

    Not a good working environment.


  10. "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.


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