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Pfizer Senior Director Reviews

Updated Sep 29, 2019

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Senior Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Large company with assets available

    Cons

    Naval gazing leadership, people are on edge and feel at the mercy of sheltered executive leadership. A lot of closed door meetings, and they have outside agencies trying to hire contract labor for less so they can cut more jobs . Like their stock, this is a sell situation.

    Advice to Management

    Downsizing highly educated opinion leaders and scientist employees in almost all major science hubs probably not the best public relations strategy. Your reverse merger is probably the least patriotic thing I've seen from Pharma in years.

    Pfizer2017-05-30
  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people. Important mission. Facing challenging circumstances and an industry in transition. Well positioned to continue as the industry leader.

    Cons

    Industry challenges, pricing pressures and negative public perception combined with continuous rounds of layoffs have adversely affected morale and culture.

    Pfizer2016-05-06
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    "Director of Finance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Work life balance. Good teams across the company.

    Cons

    Management is more interested in meetings than in getting actual results.

    Advice to Management

    Results will be delivered when you start hiring employees who actually want to do work.

    Pfizer2016-01-06
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    "Weak Leadersip"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salaries, lots of very smart people, good benefits

    Cons

    Weak Leadership. Top leaders are great at buying other companies or their drugs, but there is no culture strong leadership down through the ranks. Most people who reman in power positions are good politicians, not good managers.

    Advice to Management

    Replace politicians with strong leaders/managers who can act as role models and bring out the best in their people.

    Pfizer2015-12-07
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    "questionable ethics and cut throat management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people on the research and product side, global organization

    Cons

    Arrogant, uses its size to bully vendors, employees are just pawns

    Advice to Management

    Try getting to know what is really going on. Get out of the ivory tower every now and then.

    Pfizer2015-11-17
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    "Always changing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nothing is constant at Pfizer, only change. Sometimes it seems that we change for the sake of changing, but after ~11 years, I have perceived the transformation into a leaner and more agile organization. There was a lot of pain, for sure, but without a doubt, Pfizer is a much better place today than 10 years ago.

    Cons

    Very little, very little support on career progression. The official line of top management /HR is that each individual is completely responsible of his/her own development. That's true up to a point. On a daily basis it feels as if the company washes its hands from any role in the professional development of its employees. I guess this is a luxury that the company can afford, given its location and reputation: why... should the company invest in developing talent if it can hire whomever it wants at any moment?

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    Advice to Management

    The company strategy should inspire people, not provide a recipe for operational success

    Pfizer2015-06-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Director"

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    Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Quality of colleagues overall is good, particularly those that are individual contributors. They work hard and are very conscientious. There is good cross functional collaboration around projects. The company is large and because of its size can leverage for access to a wide array of resources that may not be available at small companies.

    Cons

    Pfizer was once a great place to work, however, today in order to make Wall Street's number the company is too focused on short term gains that are gotten by cutting and squeezing efficiencies out of programs. Five years ago there was quite a bit of "fat" that could be trimmed, however today the programs are so lean that they really do not even have the minimum amount of resources needed to be successful. The cuts... are beginning to run so deep that serious mistakes are being made that I am afraid may lead to safety issues. In addition Pfizer is also having a cultural crisis. They have implemented two policies called Own It and Straight Talk, which on their surface sound great. However, in reality the corporate culture is still to do things as they have always been done. The company is closed minded to innovative ways of doing things and many in management only want people who say yes to anything, not employees who are trying to make the best decisions for patients, the company and shareholders. Unfortunately it is a "what is in it for me only" mentality. I am less than bullish on the company prospects as the company continues to shrink and not invest in new assets.

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    Advice to Management

    Sustainable performance on Wall Street can only be obtained by real growth, meaning that we you need to develop in a sound and smart way the assets in the pipeline. The current view that numbers will be made by efficiencies is short sighted. Because of the current view that assets will not be developed unless their is a partner to share risk is causing the company to lose opportunities. In today's environment... with managed care only covering one or two products in a class, and those classes getting broader, meaning therapies with distinct mechanisms of action may be lumped together limits what you can do if you enter the market late. There are so many examples where Pfizer has given up their position to be first in market on what looks to be very valuable assets because of the delays of moving into phase III trials because of the lack of a partner to share risk. Pfizer will be a shell of the greatness it once was unless things change.

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    Pfizer2015-05-20
  8. "Huge company collapsing on itself as revenue declines from product LoEs reduce the number of developmental opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent LTI for strong performance, diversity of businesses

    Cons

    Collegeville marketing jobs are being moved to New York, "No jerks" management philosophy is not matched by senior leaders who advance

    Advice to Management

    "No Jerks" is not reflected in the type of people who succeed and advance

    Pfizer2015-03-01
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great flexible schedule for working remotely"

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    Senior Medical Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Schedule and location as well as benefits

    Cons

    Work hours, budget cuts and too many changes in leadership

    Advice to Management

    Keep talent and be more transparent with promotions

    Pfizer2015-02-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was once a great company; now trying to find itself"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Large company with many opportunities for career growth. They value and encourage movement across departments thereby enabling you to develop professionally. - Great people who are incredibly intelligent and hard working. Made some great friends there. - A leader in a very interesting industry. Great resume builder!!

    Cons

    - Company has been going through reorgs since 2007 and employees are suffering from change fatigue. So there are some morale issues though I have heard that it has gotten better since the last round of changes at the end of 2013. - People work hard and depending on the position you are in, it's often difficult to get work/life balance. The culture allows for contact all times of the day and weekend (emails). The... leaders say they don't expect an immediate response but everyone does anyway so it looks bad if you don't. - Decreased job security given the dismal pipeline and constant reorgs.

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    Pfizer2014-09-05
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