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People are hard working and very competative
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Lake Forest, ILMay 21, 2019
I enjoyed working in Pfizer and was able to expand my skill sets.
Good company for your learning new thing everyday but most critical is job security.
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Great team
Bioinformatics Scientist (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 6, 2019
I worked with a great team that gave more lots of opportunities to work on valuable projects. Advancement though is slow and not guaranteed. Lots of very smart people
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Number not a Name
QC Scientist I (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJanuary 26, 2019
Pfizer has a lot of money to spend, but their interest is in RX drugs. They buy companies and sell any division that does not have RX products. You are a number not a name. Management does not listen to their employees in order to improve the workplace, and they typically leave the current management in place for whatever company they buy.
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4.0
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Typical Large Pharmaceutical Company
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Chesterfield, MOJanuary 13, 2019
Like any big business, hard to get things done. Good salary and benefits and decent work life balance. In the 12+ years I've been here, there are ups and downs. For the most part, Pfizer has good management and quality employees and I've had the honor of working with some extremely talented individuals. However, it takes a long time for bad managers/employees to be let go.
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5.0
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Great experience here
Principle Scientist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CADecember 3, 2018
good work life balance.
novel ideas
nice colleagues
better and better compensation
South San Francisco has start up environment but large company resources
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API work
Analytical Scientist (Former Employee) –  Andover, MANovember 19, 2018
Work was apt for my expertise and was an enjoyable experience. The location and people were enjoyable and provided a good environment of quality and success.
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Work place with visions and great potential for starting scientists.
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Pearl River, NYOctober 21, 2018
Pfizer Inc. is striving for diversity and inclusion of it's divisions. Starting a career at Pfizer Inc. has great opportunities for growth and increased experience with novel scientific and healthcare related advancements to further one's career portfolio.
Pros
Team activities and enrichment programs available.
Cons
Limited growth potential after long term service in same work team.
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Great place to work
Scientist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA 92121August 23, 2018
Great place to work if you have been working in the field for 5-10 years. A tough place to start if you are fresh out of school. Employees care about each other.
Pros
Decent pay and great work life balance.
Cons
Lots on change and restructuring
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Enjoyed the daily challenges!
Scientist (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCJuly 11, 2018
Large company with a family field. Enjoyed working with my colleagues. Fast based, challenging environment. Was challenged every day to try to accomplish goals.
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Most enjoyable part of the job
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Pearl River, NY 10965June 11, 2018
I have been part of multiple medicines that been approved by the FDA and are now part of children's vaccine schedules. To have been a part of the process for making a life saving vaccines has been amazing!
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good company but advancement is slow
Scientist (Current Employee) –  La Jolla, CAMay 21, 2018
good company but advancement is slow. work life balance is encouraged. too many layers of management which sometimes affect project decision making . overall, good company to work for.
Pros
laid back work and allows flexibility
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overall good
Scientist, Bioanalytical Sciences (Current Employee) –  Andover, MAMay 18, 2018
Quite busy. What you learned is depending on the group. Management is good and workplace culture is average. Traffic is not bad when commute to Andover. Overall it is a good company.
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Training and Learning
Scientist, Biotech / Vaccines (Former Employee) –  Pearl River, NYMay 12, 2018
There are lots of opportunity to learn.They bring expertise to the site to train analyst in different aspects.They also sent their scientist to attend scientific conference.
Pros
Good Benefit
Cons
Very hard to get in
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5.0
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Very productive
Scientist (Former Employee) –  Groton, CTApril 11, 2018
I worked for Pfizer for 30 years and it was one of the best experiences of my working life. I started in Brooklyn NY, transfered to Groton CT and retired from there. A good career and opportunity just out of college that lasted for 30 years.
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3.0
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Process driven Pharma
Scientist (Current Employee) –  MassachusettsMarch 25, 2018
Good place to start a career and for low level positions. Lack of an easy path to advancement. Managers can often micro-manage and worry only about their career advancement.
Pros
great scientific expertise, above average work life balance
Cons
micro-management
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4.0
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Great company to work for
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJMarch 18, 2018
Great company to work for, team work is encouraged and the workplace culture is comfortable. I would recommend others to pursue career opportunities at this company.
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Productive environment
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAFebruary 27, 2018
Skilled co-workers. Friendly working environment. Not so good management. Too many meetings. Not so good marketing division in consumer health.Flexible schedule to accommodate family needs.
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Great experience with dedicated people.
Bench Scientist (Former Employee) –  Chesterfield, MOFebruary 23, 2018
Great company with a very collaborative environment. The job was interesting and the people there are dedicated to what they are doing. Incredible resources to work with and the knowledge pool is amazing. A great experience!
Pros
Good work environment with incredible resources.
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overall good
Scientist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 25, 2018
not much promotion and career advance opportunities; much politics on project assignment; good pay and relaxed culture; clear established SOPs and WIs
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Constant Instability
BioAssay Development Scientist (Former Employee) –  Groton, CTJanuary 19, 2018
Constant cycles of R&D layoffs. Continual use of contract workers who are underpaid and lose 30% of their paycheck to the company holding the contract and providing a W2 often without any paid time off or benefits.
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