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Pfizer Reviews

Updated 8 December, 2017
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  • Long working hours & No Work life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • job security due to cost cutting (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    Pros

    Very good place to learn the pharmaceutical world.

    Cons

    They closed the R&D facilities.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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 .


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. "Quality Assurance Associate"

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

    Pros

    For a big company, access to upper management can be considered as easy

    Cons

    Turnover was rather high. It would be nice to reconsider the review process

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Usual science stuff, cure cancer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Benefits
    It is great working here. It's a small site and people are friendly. Easy to get things done.

    Cons

    Lack of personal development. As such it is not a con, but there are disadvantages when you work in a small site of a big company. The usual stuff.


  10. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and good company

    Cons

    Not enough progression within the teams


  11. "overall positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    teamwork environment helps provide motivation

    Cons

    little opportunity for external training


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