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Pfizer Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

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

    Pros

    A job if you need one

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Look elsewhere


  2. "IT comtractor"

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    Former Contractor - Desktop Support Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Desktop Support Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was okay. I am being kind it's what you make of it but lots of scrutiny back stabbing not really a team cuz of some individuals

    Cons

    Hated the reviews after closing a ticket team leadership could have Been better

    Advice to Management

    Culture some are cool some are not


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Deceptive Hiring Practices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Can't really think of any

    Cons

    Pfizer will lie to you to get you to take hard-to-fill positions and then lay you off when your skills don't measure up to what they want. Get everything in writing before signing anything with these snakes.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the liars in management who are ruining people's careers.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Director, quality assurance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few, you are not valued in any way shape or form unless you perfectly fit the soulless mould of sycophantic stooge and are prepared to falsify reports to tell the minimal
    Truth.

    Cons

    The company does not care to support its staff. No matter how many hours you give, how many family events you miss, or how hard you work

    Advice to Management

    You have to have some sincerity. Honesty means tell the truth, be open and trust. The continual lies are now so obvious it's close to insanity.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Metrology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits...I've heard unfortunately Pfizer purchased our previous company and sold us. Big surprise

    Cons

    Wishing I was working for my previous employer

    Advice to Management

    Your "Great Pfizer Employee Culture" is going to be destroyed because you keep acquiring companies with better, honest and loyal employees that find it hard to convert to a company with empty promises.


  7. "Machine operator, Sig-night shift"

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    Former Employee - Sig Operator in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Sig Operator in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good but I don't get sick so never used them. The plant is expanding at a breakneck pace.

    Cons

    The plant is expanding at a breakneck pace. Make no mistake this is a manufacturing plant and you will be treated accordingly. The trainers on night shift aren't qualified to train anyone. They are to busy trying to make themselves look like heroes rather than show anyone what they really need to know. New hires will be expected to take tests on new SOP's with old tests or old SOP's with a new version of the test. Operators will be put in a noisy room with no hearing protection and a handheld radio that they will then have to use to talk to the people outside the controlled environment. All the while giving the supervisor an up to the minute play by play of everything that makes the old equipment stop running. Management only recently tried to implement a downtime tracking and inventory tracking system but don't know how to use either to drive down delays or order materials for the equipment. Everything is done by hand. There's little to no automation in the facility. 12.5 hour shifts coupled with meetings/training that run after or before the shift starts are common. The record keeping is sloppy and many of the forms haven't been updated to match the new product code format for materials being used.

    Advice to Management

    Offering a better open door policy where night shift "colleagues" can communicate with management above their direct supervisor without repercussions would probably be helpful.

    Slow the pace of the expansion until the equipment delays can be resolved and paperwork can be updated.

    Offer training and job aides for troubleshooting and assembly/disassembly of the equipment.

     Staffing for the manufacturing floor and controlled area needs to be addressed.

    Hire management talent from the local area that has an interest in seeing an investment in their community rather than bringing in uninterested temps and contractors to simply fill positions.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They paid me and had benefits.

    Cons

    The job was 60-70 hours per week and my supervisor didn't care as long as you got the job done.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pfizer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochelle Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochelle Park, NJ

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company, great benefits, cared for employees

    Cons

    company got money hungry,moved out of country


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -stock/401k performs well
    -work life balance, time off is encouraged/respected

    Cons

    -boys club
    -poor teamwork
    -power hungry long tenured people dictate against consensus of the masses

    Advice to Management

    Pay women fairly and place them fairly. Management would probably well defend themselves in a female pay discrimination lawsuit because they place women of similar experience and qualifications in lower level positions than men. We are not stupid. This is a way to justify pay discrimination. While I wasn't forced to accept the job, noticing it is more common for women to have a I or II after their title and men have III or Senior after their title very consistently at this particular site is shameful.


  11. "St. Louis site should be closed down"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good portfoilio, good work/life balance, paid well for the cost of living, good benefits

    Cons

    St. Louis site does not attract top talent, things that should not be issues in work place are major issues. People are negative even though
    They make a lot for doing so little. Work hours are at most 30 hours a week if not less for most people. Bad environment.

    Advice to Management

    Close site, better for company to focus in areas in the coasts to attract top talent. Pfizer is a great company but the St. Louis site is bringing down the company. Too many people issues in St. Louis with negative attitudes even though they are paid very well to do very little. Hr needs to get involved because managers hide the issues.



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