Pfizer Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 Dec 2020

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  • "Work life balance Was strained at times(in 124 reviews)

  • "The salary also seems to be lower than competitors although there is increased job security(in 61 reviews)

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  1. "Love working here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    wonderful co-workers, supportive, friendly, understanding, great work life balance, great benefits, great salary,

    Cons

    Too big, can be difficult to get the job done Operating model changes continually Shortsighted, restructures lost many very talented staff. Lots of regret when restructure failed Long commute

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very good company to work for, lacks growth"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Honestly the people and management are good and fantastic. There is no 'corp bs' you can truly be yourself and the environment is warm and welcoming. Very flexible with working times and you can achieve a work life balance (bit harder the higher you go however, they are advocates for Work-Life Balance) People actually care about you and their brand

    Cons

    Too many unnecessary processes that could be fixed Lack of growth - their turnover rate is very low and you are competing with people who have a number of years of experience so it is hard to become promoted

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  3. "A good company overall"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer

    Pros

    The company culture is healthy and friendly, more flexible than expected. Good work-life balance and lots of perks

    Cons

    A bit out-dated and uptight in various aspects from devices to management and communication

  4. "BD Intern"

    4.0
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer

    Pros

    - Employee amenities such as free gym - friendly people - good work life balance

    Cons

    - low pay - lack of employee training - rigid hierarchy

  5. "The business has just been through a period of massive changes and losses."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing training facilities, standard expectation to not break regulations and work ethically

    Cons

    Just undergone massive restructures and removed a lot of support staff leaving field staff to carry a heavier load. Poor work/life balance, pay less than the rest of the industry but very high expectations for call rates and after hours work, annual leave constraints and travel out of work hours. I was working 50-60 hour weeks and this still wasnt enough. A lot of politics in management and it seemed people were promoted and rewarded based on their links not skill. Upper management would often contradict important statements they had made.

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  6. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, inclusive environment, very rewarding work. Focus on work life balance through flexible schedules.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now

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    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Competitive, values employees, work life balance

    Cons

    Work from home 100% since March

  8. "Lives up to Values"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time

    Pros

    Strikes excellent work-life balance, opportunities to grow and train, innovative high quality medications.

    Cons

    Restructures are a reality and while can be perceived a pro for many-adaptability and increase of skillset in lieu of ever changing industry is a must. Those not willing to learn new skills and execute them beyond conventional Rep job description likely won’t stick around.

  9. "Positive"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance in the company and progression there if you want it.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but more time off because of it

  10. "Excellent company"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, SER in India, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, good work life balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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