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Pfizer Reviews

Updated 19 July 2018
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  • "As a huge giant corporate , work is so stressful with absence of work life balance to great extent" (in 87 reviews)

  • "lack of job security, very matrixed and unclear who is the decision maker" (in 51 reviews)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. "Change agile, thoughtful company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "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


  5. "Come if you are conservative. Stay away if creative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Tadworth, England
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Tadworth, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big brands and structure. Investment and capabilities

    Cons

    Slow pace and risk averse

    Advice to Management

    Focus on consumers and put more Human Resources to drive brand


  6. "Short and sweet"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Sandwich, England
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Sandwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with talented colleagues, culture, career progression, structured training, travel.

    Cons

    Very competitive colleagues leading to back stabbing. A feeling of always having to watch your back. Less experienced people in more senior roles as they had done x years at a certain level so moved up automatically rather than competency based promotion. Lots of mergers and as a consequence job uncertainty.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Submissions Manager in Sandwich, England
    Current Employee - Submissions Manager in Sandwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangement, trust culture, reasonable pay in a relatively cheap to live area

    Cons

    Very difficult to work with a large number of people who have roles which complicate routes of communication

    Advice to Management

    Keeping things simple on a day to day basis do that roles and responsibilities do not become blurred

  8. "Excellent training for interns"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training opportunities for interns

    Cons

    Not that I can think of


  9. "Love the culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and Relaxed enterprise culture.

    Cons

    Recently, It's difficult for people who come into the company with the entry-level position to be promoted.


  10. "Very Good Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Very good place to learn and obtain experience

    Cons

    Ruthless company. They are in the business of making money and if they cure a few people a long the way, then that is a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Management too involved in the day to day micro management of their employees.


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