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Pfizer Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • job security due to cost cutting (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, opportunity, coworkers are great

    Cons

    High stress job at times


  2. "Very profitable"

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    Current Employee - Lyophilization Technician in McPherson, KS
    Current Employee - Lyophilization Technician in McPherson, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with a good working environment. Clean conditioned air. Cafeteria and small market place for convienence.

    Cons

    Like most factory jobs, management can get carried away and become overwhelming at times

    Advice to Management

    Hire better employees.

  3. "Sr Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have the flexibility to work at home.

    Cons

    I don’t have any at this time

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "Senior Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, some management is exceptional

    Cons

    Upper management puts too much importance on ranking

    Advice to Management

    Change bonus structure, promote from within company


  5. "Global Comercial Operation"

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

    I worked at Pfizer as an intern

    Pros

    Great team, culture is awesome, everyone is helpful and working towards a common goal

    Cons

    Location isn't the best


  6. "Manufacturing functional / Implementation lead"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Pfizer as a contractor

    Pros

    Challenging assignments, lot of travel to international sites.

    Cons

    Big company, lots of procedures


  7. "life balanced company, and are trustworthy of your work. Good company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Andover, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open minded people who are willing to hear your ideas

    Cons

    You're pretty much on your own. Communication there is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    They heed to come up with a plan and stick with it. Too many changes happen because they don't have time to actually "fix" things, so they go for the quickest way out.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced and rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Director, Market Analytics in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Market Analytics in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pfizer is an organization that provides a creative and competitive environment. It awards performance and encourages personal development.

    Cons

    The challenge of being competitive is that the environment can be challenging for anyone looking for routine. Employee turnout is an issue for some.

    Advice to Management

    Make work - life balance a core principle with incentives. Individuals should not feel penalized for taking vacations or for working only 40 hours a week.


  9. "Finance Summer MBA Associate"

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

    I worked at Pfizer as an intern

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to switch from commercial to finance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stable income and clean environment"

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    Current Employee - Sterile Inspection Trainer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Sterile Inspection Trainer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a very clean facility, compared to most other companies, but not as clean as some other pharmaceutical companies. The pay is better than most other places in town. It is about the size of a college campus, so there are always opportunities for colleagues to move around in the company. There are lots of overtime opportunities and extra committees and clubs to join. Salaried employees tend to be happier than production employees. Offices tend to be laid back and filled with positive energy. Even in production, though, the culture is all about safety in most departments.

    Cons

    There are barely any windows, so it always feels like we are working in a basement. There are LOTS of petty rules, many production employees are very negative, and the uniforms/gowning can be uncomfortable to some workers. There is really nothing comforting about working in production. It is difficult to get into an office position, unless you get lucky or know the right person, even if you have a college degree. It is difficult to make the time to find an office job, due to the high amount of mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Do whatever you can to boost morale and keep the drama to a minimum.


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