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Pfizer Reviews in Connecticut

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
1,234 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your department there may/may not be work-life balance (in 72 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits and the chance to work with a lot of really incredible people (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes compromised because of the workload of activities (in 34 reviews)

  • The company is always reorganizing and job security is moderate (in 35 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far so good!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    good pay, seemingly transparent, good culture, good science, tuition assistance

    Cons

    lots of moving around and changes, not such a bad thing though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Groton, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Groton, CT (US)

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    Good Experience - short termed

    Cons

    Not enough time on the project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All Good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Take the good with the bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Coordinator in Groton, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Coordinator in Groton, CT (US)

    I worked at Pfizer (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with people who truly love the animals esp vet staff
    Compensation
    Encourage poster sessions, writing papers and being published
    Some times personal awards for excellent work or safety improvements

    Cons

    No life work balance
    Constant re-organization
    Lack of management
    Chaotic pressure filled environment
    Lack of room for growth potential

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many reorganizations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow/Associate in Groton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow/Associate in Groton, CT (US)

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    Opportunities to move to new roles as changes happens

    Cons

    Low morale and constant changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long term view

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The fail of an empire

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Groton, CT (US)

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company with resource and talent.

    Cons

    Move slow and poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use science not politics to make business decision.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good, but lot of Redtape

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Groton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Groton, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Lots of opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Depending on the department Work Life /balance is gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR really needs to look at years of service, and respect people. Newer people getting hired with higher salary demotivates existing people, and in turn is bad for the company. Employees being punished for sticking with the company. All managers says it is a HR policy that restricts them from promoting their existing best talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It all depends on the manager you have.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Groton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Groton, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, health benefits, given more vacation the longer you stay with the company. Opportunity to do secondments in other departments (if your manager approves)

    Cons

    Colleagues are let go often, the usual unstable pharmaceutical business issues. Depending on your level 15-20% of your salary is held back and if you perform well it's given to you as a "bonus". However, if you do well, and the company performs well then you get your % plus a little extra.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Study Manager in Groton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Study Manager in Groton, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of internal processes and training

    Cons

    Too many changes for processes that do not need to be fixed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits but lacks good moral

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Groton, CT (US)

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    salaries are great when compared to other companies
    benefits i.e maternity, sick leave, paid vacation days are great.
    Access to technology for research is good and get to learn a lot of different techniques

    Cons

    lay offs happen too often..almost every year.
    departments don't last for too long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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