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Pfizer Reviews

Updated 18 January 2019
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  • "work life balance challenging at times" (in 94 reviews)

  • "Dumped neuroscience portfolio, poor job security" (in 54 reviews)

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  1. "Drug safety officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good salary, good training

    Cons

    Out of the way location.


  2. "Pfizer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    International company with plenty of jobs to move to. Ideal for a life career

    Cons

    Too many inefficiencies. They need to improve it.

  3. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Sandwich, England
    Former Employee - Scientist in Sandwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Share scheme, good development opportunities, highly skilled colleagues

    Cons

    Competitive and rather corporate environment


  4. "Good company that has the potential to be better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Advisor in Tadworth, England
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Advisor in Tadworth, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, nice people, collaborative approach to working, ethical and cares about doing the right thing by physicians and patients, interesting products

    Cons

    Very commercial and USA focussed, slow decision making, complex processes, very risk averse, dry pipeline

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to get things done, align product development strategies to meet needs of countries outside of USA, provide more global career opportunities outside of USA, return to science-based innovation rather than in-licensing and acquiring companies


  5. "Fantastic experience to date"

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    Current Employee - Senior Global Study Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Global Study Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After contracting for 10 years and having a horrendous experience at my former work place, working at Pfizer (UK, Global Study Management) as a permanent employee has been a breath of fresh air. Line management are fantastic. There is a lot of flexibility with home working, trust, respect, support and a great company culture.

    The salary package is very competitive.

    Cons

    None that I can think of to date.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Treated well, and a good sense of team.

    Cons

    Location is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value your employees


  7. "An example of how a company should treat people"

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    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in London, England
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Good salary
    - Good progression
    - No micromanagement
    - great culture

    Cons

    - Company car policy needs improved in line with rest of industry. This is sometimes the only decision factor when chosing a company as a rep!
    - Admin, can’t be helped and the company are improving things.
    - Forcing digital adoption. Let it happen naturally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture going, its fantastic. Little bit less digital please, forcing it wont work well.

  8. "Histologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Laboratory environment is challenging and opens opportunities

    Cons

    Office politics sometimes slows you down

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your shop floor


  9. "Change agile, thoughtful company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working is a huge plus. Many opportunities to deliver results for patients, great benefits, beautiful office environment even if a bit remote

    Cons

    complex regulated environment and very large company making it hard to get things done. many mergers & acquisitions keeps the org in flux and leads to many staff reductions

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about promotions and preferred candidates


  10. "account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good products clear aimms and objectives

    Cons

    excessive admin get s in the way of the day job

    Advice to Management

    reduce admin focus on sales, remove unnecessary tasks and reward sales, continue with r and r don't remove allowance and expenses for comms