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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • Long working hours & No Work life balance (in 75 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior sales representative"

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

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Products, salary, benefits, people, recognition

    Cons

    Car choice, bonus lower, benefits lower than in years past


  2. "Team Leader"

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

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Great brands and benefits with a strong culture

    Cons

    Slow to change and facing competition in the digital spacce

  3. "Clean and Prep Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, great training, lots of vacation for the position. Good benefits, great company to work for.

    Cons

    Forced to joined the union and hours can destroy a home life.


  4. "Co. Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Very Positive time with the co.

    Cons

    Need to be more transparent

    Advice to Management

    Very helpful management


  5. "Best Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pfizer is a great place to work, the colleagues you will be very friendly and will help you as much as they can to make you comfortable to do your job. It is a great team work.

    Cons

    No downside I can mention


  6. "Good company to learn about the pharma industry, but draining on the long term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A lot of opportunities and resources.

    Cons

    - Very frequent re-organizations that affect employee morale and work relationships.
    - Poor work-life balance - company culture that encourages workaholism.
    - Company is risk-averse when it comes to internally-focused innovation.


  7. "Territory Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Great internal resources, great benefits

    Cons

    Huge corporation, very impersonal at certain levels

  8. "Manager in Finance & Business Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional but somewhat casual. Flexible work arrangements. Some people are very nice.

    Cons

    EXTREMELY bureaucratic. Each person feels powerless to make real change given all the layers. Work arrangements are too flexible and result in majority of business being conducted over WebEx, largely because of fractured nature of group spread between NJ, NY, and Tennessee. People in NJ might have a boss in NY or TN, who then has a boss in NJ, etc. I've never seen anything like it in my career. This all leads to virtually no business relationships being built and diffuses accountability. No camaraderie within department; morale is low depending on which office you are in. People brought over in acquisitions seem to just be hanging on until retirement, unenthused about anything. Processes are inefficient and highly rigid, leading to the strictest deadlines I've ever seen in my career (leading to work/life balance problems at times, as you will work Friday nights and weekends, when it doesn't have to be that way) and resulting in tasks being beneath what they should be for a given experience level. Extremely uninspiring work. Way too many layers of management and way too many meetings of various size circles that are completely unnecessary - there should be more small-team meetings with real purpose. Training/guidance is almost nonexistent, as everyone seems too busy to meet their workload to guide the various new people that have been brought on board. Some managers are completely unequipped to manage and are just someone you report to on paper. Budgets are tight.

    Advice to Management

    You need to make sure that people have work that is commiserate with their level, need to eliminate some layers, need to change the division of labor amongst the various departments within FB&O and add staffing so people have time to explain things to other people and so that people who are ambitious and want to guide their careers can do meaningful work and make substantive improvements.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior rep"

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

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great money and benefits. Great company

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs. Weak pipeline

    Advice to Management

    Less lay offs for patent loss


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate scientist"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours
    Excellent benefits
    Relocation available

    Cons

    Too many Layoffs and restructuring


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