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Pfizer Employee Reviews about "job security"

Updated 8 Jan 2020

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla
Albert Bourla
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  1. "Former employee with management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers to learn and experience

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. Extremely incompetent HR. All business are driven by global HQ. Chennai teams and leaders are only the executors. No job security. Hiring firing happens all the time basis global strategic changes irrespective of the employee’s talent and skills.

    Pfizer2019-06-16
  2. "No Job security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Salary given 5 days working work life balance ok

    Cons

    No job security any time you will be laid off or they will seize the operation. Worst middle management team

    Pfizer2019-05-30
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Uncertainty of Job security"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and Compensation, Junior level colleagues

    Cons

    Poor Leader ship in India R&D, Less active projects, no job security, Poor capacity utilization

    Advice to Management

    Poor leadership in India R&D site, bring more projects, utilize the available capacities

    Pfizer2019-02-07
  4. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pfizer is a large and diverse research driven company. There are always new projects to work on and lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Working at a large company can feel like you're just another ant in the anthill. The salary also seems to be lower than competitors although there is increased job security.

    Pfizer2020-01-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Comfortable lifestyle, frequent re-orgs"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance, supportive culture, located in NYC, breadth of opportunities, generally strong leadership

    Cons

    below-average compensation, re-orgs make career planning difficult and reduce job security

    Pfizer2019-08-13
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Pfizer Consumer Healthcare"

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    Former Employee - Director in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Higher than average compensation - Amazing benefits - Good opportunities to grow with the company (if you are in New Jersey)

    Cons

    - Very little job security due to reorganizations every year or two / possible sale of the Division, etc. - Pockets of talented people, however it is not consistent across the org. - Rudderless ship; new strategies every other year with little / no progress to show for it. - Poor training organization (Pfizer, not just Consumer Healthcare)

    Advice to Management

    Like most big companies, the stock price appears drives all decisions (both long & short term). Pfizer could be the perfect place to work if management would stick to a strategy & work to solidify the organization & culture behind it.

    Pfizer2018-12-19
  7. "Pfizer"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Collaborative, market driven research, good work life balance

    Cons

    Dumped neuroscience portfolio, poor job security

    Pfizer2018-08-13
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Scientist , Medicinal chemistry, PhD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can’t think of anything. Perhaps good work life balance

    Cons

    Not a happy organization to work. Most of the scientists are sad, unhappy and depressed. It’s the most political and divisive science organization that I’ve worked. Worse place for a PhD in organic/chemistry to work. The research is basic and project managers manipulate data and mislead their superiors. If you are looking for a medicinal chemistry position, don’t go to Pfizer. They have a design - synthesis split that affects performance, development and delivery. Pfizer’s straight talk slogan is deceitful. you will either be fired or laid off if you challenge or oppose management at any level. Not a diverse company. Ph.D scientists are being supervised by people with B.Sc and those that have no knowledge of fundamental or modern chemistry/science. Too many layers of management. unclear communication on performance and delivery. weak performance review procedures. incompetent lead managers. inconsistent company mission/vision. Regular and systematic layoffs for the past 3 years including over 400 in 2018 alone. No job security at Pfizer. Pfizer pays significant less compares to most big pharmaceutical companies Don’t go there!

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    Advice to Management

    You need to get rid of the entire Medicinal chemistry leaderships. You should retire everyone that has been at Pfizer for 20 years and above. Those are the guys making all the bad decisions. Those that have been at Pfizer for 10 years and above don’t work in the labs any more. This is basically half of the work force hence the lack of productivity and project delivery.

    Pfizer2018-08-23
  9. "Senior Scientist"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you’re smart and a good people person you will succeed at Pfizer.

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy. lack of job security, very matrixed and unclear who is the decision maker.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Pfizer2018-01-08
  10. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    early Fridays good corporate gym ongoing training and development very good benefits working from home

    Cons

    rigid culture constant restructuring unnecessary meetings high volume of emails low job security

    Pfizer2017-07-31
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