Great company; however the company does not offer internet to employees which I believe could be overwhelming and not motivated workplace. There is lots of trainings to do so don't expect starting to work on the first month.
My day started very early to prepare for the morning meetings. I learned safety procedures and strict guidelines for a medical giant. The culture was in the beginning stages of equal rights and females in power. The hardest part was getting all needed signature to complete my task. The best part was the people and the proximity to my home at the time.
At this time, the only review I wish to provide is that Pfizer was a good company to work for; however, over the years, it has declined in the care of employees and being promoted from an hourly employee to a salary employee was very hard.
Being given a chancwe to rotate different departments as an attachment, I learned how each department are interconnected and that teh value to work individually and as a team is very important. Typical day in my case has ot be organized with email checking and traffic internally. Workplace culture promotes a professional yet family type of environment, being open and helpful to each other. Hardest part was not really hard but was more of a challenge whenever we hold events for a product launchin which requires a lot of presentation and energy which goes to be teh most enjoyable part.
A day at the office is to manage the calendars of my team, make sure that they have what they need, especially if they have meetings. I also check if team members have to travel soon. If there are team members traveling, I assist them with their flight and hotel bookings and also visa processing if needed. My team has been really great and accommodating. They are fun to work with.
When I was there, company was still in transition from having purchased Hospira, which created stress and uncertainty among the employees. The people are what makes Pfizer in Lake Forest a good company to work at. Pfizer made major improvements to the work environment and engaged the employees before making those changes. The transitional period was rather stressful. My division was sold to another company so I was with Pfizer briefly.
I was a Admin brought in to cover for another Admin on Secondment. Very positive place to work with great supportive co-workers. Productive and fun employee involvement, volunteer and team building activities. Good opportunities to learn and grow. Teamwork and support for each other is important.
Supportive and Encouraging environment
Management needs to decide what they are looking for.
I wish I have extended my stay and work with Pfizer, though I understand the need to release some people but I wish the Company to grow more and to start employing more people as it will help both the company and the workforce.
I started as a contractor 18 months ago. Pfizer has a strict rule that contractors can only be here 18 months. they have a hiring freeze on otherwise I would have a position here. My manager has worked hard to open the freeze.
Great people to work with
Have open concept of cubes. Can be noisy at times.
People are so unhappy that they are actually nasty to each other, the open work environment is the worst concept in the industry. All employee amenities taken away. They would take vacation days away if they could get away with it. The medical benefits are so expensive that they are ridiculous, while the higher ups get millions in bonuses.