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Pfizer Reviews

Updated 20 June, 2018
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  • "demanding and need to be vigilant about work life balance" (in 87 reviews)

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

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  1. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good and good benefits

    Cons

    Highly hierarchical organization and conservative values oozing everywhere


  2. "Quality Assurance Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    I had a great time working for Pfizer and would recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
    Great team, great culture, challenging projects in a dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the QA team does not receive the recognition it deserves from the other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working with the HR team to preserve the good environment and keep the team motivated

  3. "Very political and unstable work environment"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Lots of learning with responsibility/ownership, good benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth, very political environment with a constantly changing environment

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees at all levels within the organization if you want honest advice on how to improve.


  4. "good employer"

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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

    industry leaders and encourage employees to innovate.

    Cons

    Nothing too bad I think.


  5. "Territory Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, integrity, great management team

    Cons

    Purge staff every 2 years


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    Pros

    Very good place to learn the pharmaceutical world.

    Cons

    They closed the R&D facilities.


  7. "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brands and good people

    Cons

    Competitive industry with changes happening

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recruit from inside and outside of the industry to broaden your approach within Marketing versus hiring the same kinds of people over and over

  8. "Buisness unit manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Managerial experience over 15y in pharma business, tender, distributor , new launch of slandered iv, clinical nutrition products , set budget , prices , lead team 54 Hero's

    Cons

    Have no experience in other companies due to loyal to otsuka group
    Limited marketing experience about 4 y among 15y , launch one product , no other languages rather than English ,

    Advice to Management

    Read more , down to field , build second line manager, diversity of business, learn languages , high skills of computers, inspire and motivate staff, tell success story to others , be supportive , don't say yes to the boss , you should alarm him for wrong issue .


  9. "supply chain manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    company offers great benefits and pays well

    Cons

    There are none. the industry is a cake walk compared to others


  10. "Assistant Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great structure, fantastic training and learning opportunities

    Cons

    None. This was a great junior role that teaches you strategy, process and execution excellence.


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