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Pfizer Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary, benefits, conditions, fair treatment

    Cons

    Small business which expanded quickly so processes and procedures suffered but are constantly improved

    Advice to Management

    Not worth mentioning


  2. "marketing analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (More than a year)

    Pros

    hard working people in a great culture

    Cons

    not a lot of people with diverse backgrounds


  3. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - District Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Pfizer are great to work with.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get things done because of the size.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Slow to React - Pfizer is a follower not a Leader. Business by Acquisition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    Work-Life balance is bad, especially after acquisitions or new leadership looking to make own mark on organization. Low mobility, bring in contractors to fill void. Bad at training, and talented people have careers temporarily stalled.

    Advice to Management

    Move on to another company (Job is a Hatchet man). In Shared Services Org over 12 years we had 6 VP's in charge and 4 retired or left company. You start this job with one step out the door.


  6. "G"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Healtcare Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Healtcare Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company and great innovation they are continuing to grow and are dedicated to their sales force. Love the company and what they stand for

    Cons

    There really isn't many cons about this company they take care of their employees and try to help you out in anyway


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Big Pharma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company goal is to better the lives of patients across the world.

    Cons

    Large corporation with very limited vertical or horizontal mobility.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed corporate environment

    Flexible work space

    responsibilities given to interns as if they were full employees

    Cons

    Lack of connection with supervisors

    Hard to gauge what management was looking for, say one thing mean another, I'm not trying to infer or read minds.

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct, converse and engage with interns.


  9. "Great place to work in a college-like environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with very smart people. Technically challenging and intellectually stimulating job.

    Cons

    Organization structure is not very conducive to career growth.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Good benefits. Work life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Too much beaurocracy and paralysis by analysis


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Reputable place to work and learn ins and outs of pharma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well Known and large company active in many pharma and biotech areas that lets you enjoy a great deal of learnings for a first job

    Cons

    Too big to be innovative


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