Wyeth Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
180 Reviews
4.0
180 Reviews
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Wyeth President and CEO Bernard J. Poussot
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to work, work life balance, respect for people, great work environment (in 13 reviews)

  • decent salary and benefits and work environment (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Small senior management "club" environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Bought by Pfizer and so many great people let go (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Failing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing in London, England
    Current Employee - Sourcing in London, England

    I have been working at Wyeth

    Pros

    A big Global company with lots of room to go up the tree. The salaries levels are good in the market. They are good at developing drugs that work and everyones main focus is on this area.

    Cons

    The Senior Management are very poor, with dictats that are sent but not implemented. Wyeth are the type of company to spend millions on consultants either in a strategic basis or operationally. Not that it matters as the strategic work will not be implemented and the operational work will never be managed properly. There is not enough real work in most departments and a lot of paid attendance. Management throughout the organisation are poor with lack of clearly defined and measured objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out where you want to be, aim for it and don't change that path every 5 minutes. Give staff some empowerment and get better managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience in Wyeth consumer healthca was great, i workd there for 3 years as a grouper and i just had good remembers

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    Former Employee - Grouper
    Former Employee - Grouper

    I worked at Wyeth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good balance between work and life, there is a bunch of opportunities to grwoth, the culture is nice, a lot of process but very organized company

    Cons

    the innovation is low due to the products so sometimes for marketers could be a little bit boring if you came from other indutries like consumer goods

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Pfizer merger was difficult

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wyeth full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues; most people of similar level were nice and helpful. Focus on novel pursuit of interesting science. Unclear what could have been.

    Cons

    Pfizer merger was a huge drain; too many good people were displaced. Too much in fighting and not enough focus on science that could deliver - not enough asking the right questions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    very satisfying career

    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    the people I worked with were the best

    Cons

    the pressure to produce made the job stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't sell out your people

  6.  

    Application Support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wyeth full-time

    Pros

    Very good team work overall

    Cons

    Very busy and high pace working environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Large Company, Family Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Wyeth full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Although very large, the company found a way to foster cooperative behavior. Good training. Smart people. Organized and professional.

    Cons

    Low-growth at the time meant that there was less opportunity to progress in career. At times, one might wish for more flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was far too far down the hierarchy to advise management. I wish them all the best in their future work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunities for growth

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Collegeville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Collegeville, PA (US)

    I worked at Wyeth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was true role clarity in my positions at Wyeth, but there were also many opportunities to join special projects, grow skills and network. Their training programs were fantastic and there was a pleasant work atmosphere. Summer hours were a terrific bonus.

    Cons

    Inconsistent ability to get things done. In some departments, sign-off could be obtained quickly and process implemented successfully. In other areas, there was a lot of bureaucracy and political maneuvering.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, needs work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wyeth

    Pros

    Has biologics arm but it not focused on the right development.

    Cons

    The top is only focused on the top, rather than the company as a whole.

  10.  

    The best place to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Carolina, PR (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Carolina, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked for a company where I learned to use my skills and obtained an excellent experience. Company showed me that the life of our customers was very important. My efforts were noticed therefore I got transferred to another department. I enjoyed working there a lot because everyone was friendly and worked as a team.

    Cons

    Nothing to say on this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with the employees at production and packaging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A company that had it all figured out

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Collegeville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Collegeville, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Project/Product focussed organization...in a matrixed organization
    Good decision making

    Cons

    Redux lawwsuits
    Commercial dependance on sales force rather than some of the newer technologies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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