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  1. "Pfizer Job Review"

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Inspector in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for people with HS diploma. No heavy lifting, Good benefits. Many people do not retire until well into their 70's. Not a physically challenging job.

    Cons

    There are 2 shutdowns a year when you'll not be working....That means you're not getting a paycheck. Lack of communication from upper management and even middle management to each shift. You'll work straight midnights for a very long time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "short term focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some good projects, not always given resources needed

    Cons

    no long term commitment to projects or employees

    Advice to Management

    focus on the science, not short term profits


  3. "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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  5. "quality assurance tech 2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and there is a lot of training. You can get as much overtime as you want. Supportive supervisors in QA dept.

    Cons

    Too much overtime. Poor communication from shift to shift. It is supposed to be a no blame culture but it is anything but that.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge that employees need a work life balance. Mandatory overtime on every weekend and most holidays drops employee morale.


  6. "Material Handler"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    We make medicine that save lives25

    Cons

    Could have more personal for job load and vacation request.

    Advice to Management

    Address issues when reported and make sure they are investigated before making decisions.


  7. "Would love to work there again!"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and great people to work with. Good work / life balance. Great facilities to work in.

    Cons

    Too much job insecurity with acquiring new companies and waiting for Pfizer to leave Saint Louis.


  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent employee development and great pay

    Cons

    limited opportunities in St. Louis, realigned...many employees laid off. Multiple reorganizations within 5 year time span.

    Advice to Management

    no advice. Most managers have an open door policy and are easy to talk to and a joy to work with.


  9. "Shipping Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid well enough, and opportunity for Overtime.

    Cons

    Long hours at end of month. No opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Speed things up from the HR standpoint. If you need to fill a position, you can push it through.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "limited growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wide variety of projects to work on

    Cons

    very little promotion / career growth opportunities; low capped raises

    Advice to Management

    start valuing people


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Production Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Don't walk, run from this job, you'll hate every second of it. No work life balance, forced overtime during the weeks and almost every weekend. (was told I would work Mon-Fri that didn't happen) They try to run around the clock with very little resources so the resources they do have are very overworked and stressed to the max. Then when you do get forced you usually end up sitting around waiting for all the managers from all different departments try to make a decision what to do next and not one of them wants to make a decision in fear of a higher boss not liking that decision made. Always wait till the last second to announce overtime so you cant plan anything. Only for sure way to get time off is to use a benefit.
    Very slow to provide resources as promised in the contract if they provide them at all. If you don't park the way they want you to you'll get written up by one of their security super troopers.
    Don't really get to use much maintenance skill here most of the real maintenance work is contracted out. They will put you through school but you wont get to use anything you learn because Pfizer doesn't want the liability. Don't think the place will make it another 5 years the way its being run.

    Advice to Management

    Management sucks, cant even believe they call some of them managers. One doesn't know what the other one is doing. High levels of micromanagement exist daily. If its not their idea its a not a good idea. Half the management department should be replaced.



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