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Pfizer Overview

New York, NY (US)
10000+ employees
1849
Company - Public (PFE)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Pfizer Inc.: Working together for a healthier world®

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in ... Read more

Mission: To be the premier, innovative biopharmaceutical company.

Company Updates

  • From our CEO, Albert Bourla: "Last Friday, I sent the following note to all US-based Pfizer colleagues. I am sharing it here as a call to action for all Pfizer partners, suppliers and other stakeholders to stand with us and speak up against racial discrimination and injustice. Every person deserves to be seen, heard and cared for, and each one of us has a responsibility to raise our voices to make sure they are."

  • From our CEO, Albert Bourla: "Last Friday, I sent the following note to all US-based Pfizer colleagues. I am sharing it here as a call to action for all Pfizer partners, suppliers and other stakeholders to stand with us and speak up against racial discrimination and injustice. Every person deserves to be seen, heard and cared for, and each one of us has a responsibility to raise our voices to make sure they are."

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Pfizer – Why Work With Us?


Breakthroughs that change patients' lives

A career with us is about discovering breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. We’re bringing therapies to patients that have the power to improve their lives. Whatever your role, you’ll be part of that – driving the healthcare industry forward and making a positive difference to the world as a whole through both our work and our commitment to helping those in need.

We believe that all people deserve to live healthy lives, so we aim to provide access to medicines that are safe, effective, and affordable. https://www.pfizer.com/purpose

Are you driven to discover breakthroughs that change patients’ lives? Then join us. http://www.pfizer.com/careers/en/working-here





We understand that our culture – what it’s really like to work here – is as important to you as our reputation.

Ours means you can discover career success and drive positive business results. We’ll encourage you to believe that amazing things are possible. We know you’ll feel that potential in the world-class people around you who deliver first-in-class science. You’ll be supported by our inclusive environment, quality resources and talent to turn that conviction into a reality.

No matter what your role, you’ll impact healthcare and wellness around the world. http://www.pfizer.com/careers/en/culture 


Diversity at Pfizer

Diversity is just as crucial to building a successful business as it is to building a vibrant culture.

Our colleagues with various backgrounds and abilities contribute unique viewpoints and perspectives to all aspects of the business, from drug development to marketing. Diverse colleagues offer a more personal understanding of our patients’ needs and concerns, and are more collaborative, accepting of difference, and apt to embody balance between prudence and risk-taking. They are also more effective in a global environment, helping make us the world leader in discovering, developing, and marketing innovative medicines to improve health and change patients’ lives. http://www.pfizer.com/careers/en/diversity-inclusion

Finding Your Community and Making a Difference

At Pfizer, you’ll receive a warm welcome if you get involved in one of our more than 100 site-based Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) located throughout the world.

CRGs are groups of colleagues who are part of and/or who support the goals of a diverse population. They offer support, developmental opportunities, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help their members enhance their skills and advance their careers. They also contribute their unique backgrounds and viewpoints to help advance our business, and help their outside communities by participating as a group in many volunteer and philanthropic activities. Our CRGs are centered around Asians, Blacks, people with disabilities, Latinos, LGBTQ, Veterans, and Women. In Europe, Diversity Councils focus on all types of diversity. http://www.pfizer.com/careers/en/diversity-inclusion

We offer competitive compensation and benefits based on a variety of factors including prior experience, geographic location, and talent pool availability:

Pay for Performance Philosophy and Practices:  We structure our compensation policies and practices to recognize that you should be rewarded based on the contributions you make to our business.

Health and Wellness:  Depending on the customs and laws of a specific country, we offer programs that help you maintain and promote optimum health and wellness. They can include health and disability insurance, preventative health programs, medical screening, free or reduced-cost vaccinations, discounts on Pfizer products, and nutrition and fitness counseling.

Financial Goals:  Depending on local custom and practice, we offer benefits that will help you meet your financial goals. These can include access to colleague-directed retirement funds, company contributions to retirement financial vehicles, life insurance, and financial planning education.

Professional Goals: Our leaders and managers take an active role in developing colleagues and helping them fulfill their career goals:

  • Individual Development Plans: You’ll work with your manager to create detailed career “roadmaps” that take into account your interests and aspirations as well as our business needs.
  • Mentoring:We actively promote mentoring through our Mentor Match online tool – a quick and easy way to volunteer to be a mentor or to find a mentor that meets specific criteria.
  • Internal Advancement:You may freely explore and apply for positions within Pfizer.
  • Coaching-Focused Performance Management Process: We encourage managers to hold frequent, robust performance coaching discussions, rather than assigning labels to sum up an entire year’s performance.
  • Short- and Medium-Term Experiential Opportunities:Through activities like job-rotation assignments, experiential action projects, and short-term project roles, you’ll have a variety of short- and medium-term career development opportunities.
  • Learning & Development Opportunities: You can take advantage of learning and development opportunities focused on hundreds of topics, including leadership and management skills, industry- and job-specific learning, and general business, manufacturing, finance, and technology skills.


Our corporate responsibility programs are designed to help strenthen global public-health systems. Every day, we work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures for disease. To do that well, we work with health care providers, governments and local communities. And we've been making that difference for 150 years. 

https://www.pfizer.com/purpose/responsibility 

We have a long-standing commitment to protecting our colleagues' health and safety, the environment and the 

communities in which we operate. From climate change to waste, recycling and even packaging, we're on a journey to become greener.  

https://www.pfizer.com/purpose/workplace-responsibility/green-journey










The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Pfizer as number 41 out of 150 top employers for young professionals in the US.



Bold ideas. New perspectives. Recent graduates bring more than an education to the table; they bring a passion for their work that can truly change the world.


At Pfizer, we understand the importance of supporting higher education institutions – that’s why we seek out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place. We look to leading academic institutions as an invaluable resource for new hires that share our passion for healthcare and are ready to make contributions to the high science behind Pfizer products and improve the health of patients spanning the globe.


We know that your entry into the marketplace is filled with choices, so we invite you to take a closer look at Pfizer. We understand how important it is to find a position that fits your abilities, interests and ambitions.

Pfizer Reviews

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    As with all pharma companies, there is a lot of bureaucracy.

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Pfizer Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pfizer (Leeds, England) in November 2019.

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    You first have to submit an application form that you download online. Here you are asked a sequence of questions, where you can draw up from past experiences, and demonstrate what you learned. You are then invited to a video interview, which is what I am going to discuss.

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    • Tell us a time you showed good leadership?   4 Answers
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Pfizer Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Noteworthy Companies, DiversityInc, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010
  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • America's Top Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities, DiversityBusiness.com, 2012
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