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Wyeth Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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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. "Average/Below average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Policy in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Public Policy in Philadelphia, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, location, commuting opportunities, work challenge

    Cons

    Senior management was incompetent, they did not communicate well on a normal day, let alone during the Pfizer buyout.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who actually deserve it and who are competent.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "none"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and the company

    Cons

    Some employees are totally incompetent

    Advice to Management

    You should not have giving in to Pfizer


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  5. "Wyeth prior to Pfizer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The People were what made me stay! Great teamwork and sharing of ideas. My immediate boss was terrific. Very supportive in both work and life challenges.

    Cons

    Respect of workers by senior management was not shown. Not even thank you or acknowledgement of completion of major milestones. Respect for People as one of the values was not shown in actions of management. There seemed to be more concern for shareholders and profit margins than for the real reason we are in business - making people's lives better.

    Advice to Management

    Think more about the people than the profit margin. Acknowledge hard work to meet major accomplishments. Thank you's would be appreciated. New Pfizer management should pay attention to the workers and the work load.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent Talent at all levels

    Cons

    Bought by American Home Products

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the culture ruin the company


  7. "A good place to work...Depending on who you work under."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Princeton Junction, Mercer, NJ
    Former Employee - Chemist in Princeton Junction, Mercer, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Up to date instruments & equipment
    Friendly work environment
    Fair compensation & benefits
    Great products at company store

    Cons

    Poor management
    Lack of growth opportunities
    Poor career advancement progression
    No opportunity for cross functional learning or internal job transfering

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into career development and progression for employees. Institute an bi-annual review of direct managers and supervisors from employees.


  8. "Wyeth a goner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wyeth was fabulous to work for with amazing management.

    Cons

    Upper management was concerned more about money than people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people happy.


  9. "Category Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wyeth are category leaders in many of the categories they play in. Known as best in class, they offer many career opportunities.

    Cons

    The industry has always been volatile and one should expect many changes while working in this industry, it is a good idea to have agility.

    Advice to Management

    You should work harder to improve your recruitment and selection process to make sure you obtain the best talent in the organization.


  10. "Wyeth Pro and Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wyeth pays a decent family wage when you get to be a Specialty rep or Account Manager. The non contributory pension was a plus and its what kept many people around but now that Pfizer took over and all new employees do not get that perk.

    Cons

    There are tons of politics and sometimes people who deserve to be promoted dont and others get forced out who shouldn't because they don't know the right people. Believe it!

    Advice to Management

    Wyeth should have never merged with Pfizer. Wyeth was doing great without them. The result was that many good employees and their families were laid off after sweating blood to move the business forward and being loyal. All for the almighty dollar.


  11. "Used to be a great place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frazer, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frazer, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wyeth used to be a great place to work when they were located in Radnor, PA. Big company with a small company feel. Back then, you were recognized for your accomplishments and there were many growth opportunities. People in general really liked working for this company.

    Cons

    After they moved to Collegeville, everything changed. The culture became entirely different...very political and no longer mattered what you knew but who you knew. This was the "beginning of the end" for Wyeth in my opinion. Approximately 7 years later, they were bought by Pfizer.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at Wyeth failed in the later years and not surpisingly, they were taken over. With the right management and decision-making, there would still be Wyeth today


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