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Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Nov 16th, 2019
"It's a great place to start. Be intentional about your development. Let others know what your interests are. Keep gaining skills and building relationships to stay current and relevant. There are many opportunities, especially if you're willing to relocate at some point in your career."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, India on Oct 14th, 2019
"Gender friendly place to work. No discrimination is seen whatsoever. "
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Sep 27th, 2019
"Under new leadership, the company is striving to promote a more flexible, contemporary culture-though increasing women in leadership (and especially those of underrepresented backgrounds) has not been explicitly addressed. Overall, women do have leadership positions under the executive level though there is more work to be done. "
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Sep 20th, 2019
"The opportunities (and needs) for female leadership at Pfizer are huge. Much of the upper leadership, specifically in technology, is predominantly male. That being said - our male allies at Pfizer are largely supportive of women and Pfizer offers a number of women-focused colleague resource groups. Personally, I work with a community of extremely talented and hardworking women who challenge me to reach my highest potential. I would like to see Pfizer continue to grow in its efforts to employ and retain strong female leaders."
"The day I have started working at Pfizer, the most important thing I noticed is the importance of "joy" culture and flexibility in your role to balance work and your personal life. I also really appreciate that each leader in the organization encourage you to speak up and share your ideas. This truly makes a workplace pleasant to work in. "
"company with very strong purpose, a lot of opportunities to grow and develop through projects and job assignments genuinely promoting diversity"
"Each unit within Pfizer is different, so be sure to discuss your needs with your prospective hiring supervisor before you agree to take a position."
"I have the opportunity to work with the most talented people in the industry, all dedicated on improving the lives of our patients"
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Sep 11th, 2019
"Supportive environment that challenges and motivates me to bring my best to work every day."
"Diversity is an important part of the recruitment process and talent identification."
"Ability to develop and grow your career. Work-life balance. Shift in culture."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Sep 6th, 2019
"A wonderful place to work. I feel supported and empowered to lead my team and make a difference "
"Pfizer enables you to work with best and the brightest and impact patient outcomes! Very inclusive culture and a lot of opportunity to to grow your career."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, Sweden on Sep 5th, 2019
"A company with strong values, great culture and with diversity & inclusion embedded everywhere!"
"Pfizer is truly a company that recognizes differences amongst colleagues whether it be experiences they bring to the table, their home life, their future plans or the many aspects of family they may juggle. The career opportunities are endless and the diversity of female leaders is inspiring!"
"Great place to work where you can feel heard and respected."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, China on Sep 4th, 2019
"The colleagues are professional, friendly and encourages development. The New Values launched this year are very cool: Courage, Excellence, Equity and Joy. This traditional company is moving to encourage risk-taking in work while seeing , hearing and appreciating everyone."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, Ireland on Sep 4th, 2019
"It’s possible to achieve good work life balance & to progress your career. It takes hard work & commitment. Lots of females achieving leadership roles but more importantly I know females are well respected & encouraged to develop with support. It’s a great place to work "
"Inclusive, empowering, great women role models, flexibility, great benefits, culture that does not allow for "jerks""
"The culture at Pfizer truly promotes inclusion and strives to ensure colleagues have a good work/life balance. When taking time off, especially when busy, I have always been supported by my manager to truly disconnect. I am comfortable doing so because there is also a fantastic element of trust where I know whoever is backing me up will do a phenomenal job. "
"I have a family and I know that comes first working at Pfizer. I work from home on days I need to be local for my child's school events, doctor's appointments and activities amongst other things. In my 12 years at Pfizer, I have had great managers who were flexible with working arrangements. The benefits and perks are excellent. I have had the opportunity to grow and work my way through several divisions at Pfizer. My leadership has always been invested in my development and growth supporting my MBA, PMP, Leadership development and many other certifications and on the job training opportunities. Pfizer is a great place to work - I couldn't imagine working anywhere else! "
"Pfizer is a great place to work. What I love most is that when work - life balance started becoming a hot topic, the culture shifted and it was not just women who benefitted, but the men, too. Many male colleagues took advantage of coaching teams, leaving a little early to see their kids play sports, or in a recital. You don't feel that this benefit comes with a price because so many take advantage. In addition, there are lots of women's teams and mentorship programs. There's still not equality in senior executive positions, but Pfizer has been closing the gap, and in my nearly 3 decades here, I've seen a lot of progress. I've stayed because I've always been challenged, treated fairly, and allowed to thrive. "
"Pfizer is a great place to work with unlimited options for career development and growth."
"Pfizer has allowed me to vastly expand my knowledge and network in just a few years. The opportunities to strengthen and broaden your skillset are endless. I've also been fortunate enough to be surrounded by great leaders, both male and female, who encourage you to share your opinions, no matter your level. "
"You will have the opportunity to grow your career and network at Pfizer. There are so many programs and people to help guide and mentor you through every stage of your development. "
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, Italy on Sep 4th, 2019
"I have been working at Pfizer for over 20 years and I never thought about 'questioning my gender' :) The company has fair processes for everyone. I never felt mistreated 'positively or negatively' due to my gender rather always thought treated based on what I have achieved; and this is how I treat people in my team as well. As long as you deliver your best, there is room for everyone at Pfizer. "
"Pfizer is great place to work. I feel empowered to manage my work-life balance, valued for the work I do and I have many opportunities to develop my skills and abilities. "
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United Kingdom on Sep 4th, 2019
"There are specific programs and opportunities geared towards helping women fulfill their ambitions from mentorship, to goal setting and achieving work life balance. In practice, it is inspiring to see a high proportion of women in leadership positions but the organization is not complacent but continues to focus on equity."
"Great flexibility and many opportunities to explore different roles within the company. "
"Opportunities exist to cross into other functional organizations. Like the multi-disciplinary options."
"Great place to work with lots of opportunity to advance!"
"Pfizer is a great place to work and develop your career at. "
"If you do your work, you're not micromanaged and no one tells you to 'be in by 8:30' and 'stay until 5:00', you start when you need to and end when you need to for support to the business and for success in your role. You do what it takes, there's as much flexibility as you create."
"Pfizer is a wonderful company and I am so proud to be an employee. I work with brilliant colleagues and friends whom I learn from every single day. I am energized by the company's mission and vision - breakthroughs that change patients' lives - and feel my impact (though indirect) in my every day work. From my perspective, the company is ahead of others in terms of supporting work-life integration, mobility, and professional growth. I've worked at Pfizer for over 15 years and I hope to work at Pfizer until I retire because I love the culture, the community, what Pfizer stands for (including its social activism) and I consistently feel challenged and engaged. I highly recommend it as a place to work."
"As a women and leader within the organization, I appreciate that I have the necessary flexibility to achieve the right work-life balance. I also appreciate that Pfizer has taken a look in the mirror and recognized the importance of having women at all levels of the organization and have put plans and goals in place to achieve this. "
"At Pfizer I find alignment between my own and the companies purpose."
"This is an amazing place for people who are passionate about changing lives for the better. We are on fire to create breakthroughs that change patients' lives!"
"Great place to work in terms of benefits, work-life balance. You are working for a company that has a powerful purpose and that gives meaning to your everyday work. "
"This company is outstanding. As a young woman, I was pleasantly surprised that we are treated equal as the men in terms of respect, promotions, compensation, leadership opportunities, etc. I can't imagine being treated better at a different company. I plan to stay here long-term."
"Pfizer is a great place to work. Due to the nature of our business, we work hard - we are providing life-saving drugs to patients all over the world. There is tremendous satisfaction in that. "
"If you work with the right team, you can have great flexibility to maintain a good work/life balance."
"The opportunities to advance really are endless. Throughout my career I’ve been given so many opportunities to develop, grow and impact Pfizer’s culture. It really motivates me to know that I am contributing one step forward to bring medicines to patients. The company's commitment to humanitarian efforts brings me as much pride as it's commitment to bring innovative, new therapies to patients. Another thing that amazes me is the courage and commitment of the women at Pfizer - so often they are working on life-saving medicines while facing their own health and family challenges. "
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Aug 28th, 2019
"Great benefits, I have flexibility and I feel like I can have a work-life balance "
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Aug 26th, 2019
"Lots of flexibility and great support from my manager /peers"
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Jul 24th, 2019
"proceed cautiously, and as others have said, do your research since your manager drives so much about the culture and flexibility."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Jul 23rd, 2019
"It depends on your team, but do your research and observe how your coworkers interact with each other and with other women."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Jul 16th, 2019
"Be prepared to "play the game." There are two kinds of people who work here: those who have integrity, are kind to their colleagues, and follow the rules, and those who will do whatever it takes to get to the next level. Unfortunately, the former often leave the company because they do not feel valued or appreciated."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer, United States on Jun 25th, 2019
"Your experience in the company depends on what department you're working in. Generally speaking, people are open minded and committed to elevating the experiences of those with marginalized identities. Unfortunately our ELT doesn't accurately reflect the makeup of the colleague workforce at Pfizer. There are teams of people here at Pfizer whose entire jobs are to ensure that women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and differently abled people are given equitable and fair opportunities. All in all, it is a progressive place to work that is committed to bettering themselves. "
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on Mar 30th, 2018
"Be prepared to deal with the good old boys club, not many high level women at the Kalamazoo site."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on Mar 2nd, 2018
"Be sure to establish women-women relationships, with those who support other women!"
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on Feb 21st, 2018
"Do not work in an african office as the wages are really bad."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on Nov 6th, 2017
"Be ready to be mansplained 99% of the time. It is an old boys club"
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on Aug 24th, 2017
"Be prepared for the "good old boys" mentality, there are very few women senior managers at the site I work at and when you go to an upper manager about issues, nothing gets done."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on Jan 5th, 2017
"It is a extremely tough culture and its hard to get past a point in your career there unless you are cutthroat. There are some women in high positions and they are diverse but the big jobs and promotions for women are far behind those for men. Sometimes the women are part of the problem because its so competitive for what little voice they have."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on Nov 21st, 2016
"Get a mentor early, learn the politics quickly, understand how to get ahead."
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on Nov 17th, 2016
"Under the guise of emphasizing "networking" and "relationship building", the company blatently rewards those who spend their time socializing with friends rather than doing a good job. The management continually reassures women that "their time will come" yet has no committment to making this a reality. The work/life balance is great, mostly because people here do not care about a good job- as long as you are "friendly" and don't "rock the boat" you will be fine in your job. Just don't think you're ever gonna move up the ladder. "
Anonymous shared this review of Pfizer on May 6th, 2016
"I haven't worked here long enough to form an opinion "
"Women do not advance well beyond a point. Extreme pressure to work long hours."
"I was only an intern there but from what I saw women and men were treated equally. I met several women in upper management positions."
"I have been with this company for 10 years and work with many women of which the majority are working mothers in my area. Depending on the department you work in the flexibility can be great. Unfortunately as a healthcare company, we continue to pull back on our maternity/family leave benefits and do not often provide flexible work arrangements for those not in the sales organization. The company's mission is to recruit and maintain top talent. Reducing and suspending these types of benefits will alienate top female talent."
"6 weeks paid leave, 6 months unpaid leave. Pfizer offers consulting services and a private nurse to meet with during pregnancy. Pfizer also has very good health benefits."
"I worked here for 14 years and it was a dream company at first but with the ever changing economy it became a tumultuous environment in terms of career uncertainty overall, it is a wonderful company and supportive of working moms."
"If you care about doing a good job, you must possess and exercise extremely proficient communication skills. I am referring to those that enable you to allow decision making males to believe that some ideas are theirs and be willing to provide the PowerPoint or whatever is required to get that idea approved. I know, suck it up, pay it forward and hope it comes back to you someday. It's a man's world at Pfizer."
"Flexible work hours, freedom to research and try new things. I think it depends on who you end up with for your manager if you will love it or hate it here. I love it."
"I worked at Pfizer for 3 1/2 years, and there are a lot of women around the company. There are fewer in the more technical departments (IT, Finance, Research), although I don't know that it's because of systematic discrimination. Very few mid-level women seem to make it to the top, and I don't see good programs for mentorship to improve those numbers. In general, it feels like men and women are treated equally."
"I've worked here for about 12 years and during that time, the benefits to women have decreased. (paid maternity went from 5 weeks to 1, part time opportunities in sales were eliminated, flextime/virtual based jobs are few and far between.) If you are strictly career focused, this is really a great company to work for because they work hard to try to diversify management roles and ensure it is an equal opportunity for all...however, if you seek flexibility and work life balance, I would rate it currently a C-."
"I worked here for 7 years. Since the acquisition, Pfizer took away a lot of benefits and slashed the workforce in half. People are overworked and are asked to wear too many hats now. Quality of work is impacted due to the slash in workforce."
"I absolutely love my job and couldn't ask for a better situation. I think the experience varies greatly between different departments/groups, but I have a lot of flexibility, supportive management, and great team members. I am also given plenty of development opportunities."
"The people that work at Pfizer is what makes Pfizer a great place to work."
"I have worked here for almost 10 years and have felt challenged in every role I have had. I feel there is equality among men and women and the culture is quite appealing."
"The Pfizer plant in Brooklyn is very uncomfortable for a woman. The male co-workers stare at a new female employee like she is a fresh piece of meat, you are not felt welcomed by your female peers either because they feel you are competition. I would say the working environment in that particular plant was very unprofessional."
"Building relationships organically is the best way to get work done. Labyrinthine bureaucracy because it is a very, very, large organization. Most of the senior organization is white male and rather hierarchical. All that being said, I've had some great experiences that have come from demonstrating my brains, work ethic, and diplomacy skills and not because someone "gave" me the opportunity."
"I have been with the company going on 5 years, and I only wish I told myself to network more. To move around in this company, you really need to know people. Many colleagues are promoted based on their attitude and networking connections, and not necessarily on their work."
"I've been here for over a decade and seen the industry go from booming to shrinking. Benefits have shrunk accordingly, 401K matching is now paid quarterly and if you leave mid-quarter, you forfeit the match for that period, internal awards have practically disappeared, transitioning to different roles/departments is not easy despite earning post-graduate degrees in those areas. You really need to work your network to have an effect and move up."
"Fair, respectful of others but compensation not industry competitive"