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Pros
  • Generally it has Work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits and work life balance (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • very political and no longer mattered what you knew but who you knew (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "research Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Chemist in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Wyeth-Pfizer Best company to work for.

    Cons

    constant layoffs and hiring, low merit increases and bonusses

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Great opportunities to learn new techniques."

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in Pearl River, NY

    Pros

    Junior or immediate supervisors are understanding, caring, and act as a shield between you and senior management.

    Cons

    Strict executive management always looking for results no matter the priority or resource availability. Jumping to conclusions using draft data is common.


  3. "MS&T Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY

    Pros

    Opportunity to experience cGMP environment and learn problem solving at pilot plant scale. Reasonable living stipend to cover housing costs.

    Cons

    Housing a decent commute from site.

    Advice to Management

    Advertise internship program at college campuses.


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  5. "Loved the company and the people I worked with. A great experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My Director was open to suggestions and encouraged growth.

    Cons

    Not enough interaction/communication between the 3 divisions on site.

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable. It's now Pfizer.


  6. "Wyeth really limits your experience to a narrow function."

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    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wyeth has great benefits and a very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Rotational and leadership programs.


  7. "Wyeth No More"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great small community feel on-site. It has its' own bank with real tellers, cafeteria, lots of wide open space and an all inclusive recreation program. Good people. Best labs in the industry.

    Cons

    There is no Wyeth anymore. Being swallowed into the monolith of Pfizer was a huge blow to the morale and community as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Take the money and run.


  8. "The end of an era when Pfizer takes over"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    typical large company salary and benefits
    opportunities to move to different groups
    I like Wyeth's values that Ruffalo intituted (like respect for people) and think it made a difference in how people treated each other
    Despite recent public dissatisfaction with Pharma (and what industry/organized institution has not suffered) it is a noble industry, what other one discovers and lauches new drugs to improve your health?

    Cons

    The biggest downside right now is the uncertainty of the Pfizer aquisition and subsequent loss of jobs
    Wyeth has not had the success it anticipated in recent NDA applications, along with generic intrusion for protonix, and soon other big products, as in other pharma, the good old days are over and big pharma will go the way of steel and cars, still there but in much reduced form

    Advice to Management

    for the guys at the top, I hope you enjoy all the cash you get from the buyout (millions of $ and years of salary) while you sold us out


  9. "Wyeth"

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist II in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Research Scientist II in Pearl River, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wyeht has assembled a really great talent pool at the middle management level. There is a lot of innovative science in R&D. Sr. management does a pretty good job at assessing the market place and making changes to position the company for the future.

    Cons

    Sometimes science is compromised for speed and metircs. Sr. management has prioritized volume over quality at times and it has had negative effects on approvals as evident by recent management turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the science and the approvals will come.


  10. "Wyeth has become a true mess..."

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    Current Employee - Scientist II in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Pearl River, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and the majority of research staff are very knowledgeable. However, this talent is usually suppressed and seems like it is actually frowned upon. The projects are interesting, but are usually managed to the point where there are collapses in communication resulting in time wasting redundancies.

    Cons

    The middle and upper management is abysmal. Very little communication even between affiliated departments. Management has strong favorites, even when the favorites are complete dead-weight to the work and goals at hand. No competency or idea what goes into certain work or studies that they are involved with. If there is an issue at hand, management literally tries to sweep it under the carpet. Out of sight of mind, regardless of how minor or severe the issue is.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to actually manage and try to re-learn the science that is at your hands.


  11. "Looking forward to moving on"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist in Pearl River, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    resources, i.e, technoligies, IT support, latest approaches to increasing efficiency in GLP

    Cons

    management lacks real intents on developing talent. Only posterboards and slideshows is their approach.

    Advice to Management

    come up with real-time assesment programs on developing talent and a careful assesment of the difference between competency on the benchtop and competency in managing others


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