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I need to work for Pfizer again as an agent/consultant. Pfizer gave me a 1 year contract but enjoyed to be with them I'am now wishing to get a call from the Pfizer so that I can impose my efforts and improve my skills and also improve the company's performance

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Overtime

Cons

Commitions
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My perfect company to work for

Working for Pfizer was the most rewarding experience. I grew drastically in terms of being exposed to many therapeutic areas and formed lots of relationships with key stakeholders. Training was the best ever by far.

Pros

Excellent culture

Cons

A lot of exercises( competitors’ information)
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Fast moving and innovative company

I was a Brand Manager at Pfizer for 8 years, i developed several skills in this portfolio and had the opportunity to gain international experience by reporting into a global team.
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Well establish company

Support structure from management and collogues was excellent. Learning opportunities was implemented (training). Opportunities was given. Proper procedures. Guidance from management to ensure best performance

Pros

Fairness

Cons

Long hours
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Good company

My time at Pfizer was great. I enjoyed working with the farmers. Sadly the merger with SB influenced my job and I was retrenched. I do still think that the company is great.
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Toxic environment

Experienced racism, bullying and harassment Inequity, unfairness, favoritism, injustice Lack of empathy, of appreciation, of support Micromanagement Morally questionable environments, lack of integrity, encouragement of dishonesty
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Pfizer

Great brand, highly innovative company with great benefits. Key focus on the health and well being of people, always innovative with new medication or new medical processes to enhance the industry

Pros

Benefits

Cons

No discount
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Great place to work and learn

The types of medical affairs activities, their scope and complexity learned me a lot of new experience and provided me with solid hands-on different ways to think, plan and accomplish tasks.
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Pfizer replaced Wyeth

Best Company I have ever worked for. I loved working for Wyeth. everyone got along. I also leaned a lot. If I did not leave I would have been promoted. The first company to take me overseas, I went to Paris for my training. Our boss was the most wonderful and amazing human being. He spoke well and gave positive criticism. A gentleman at all times. Wyeth was my family from my family.

Pros

Year end functions, Trainings, Team buildings, Gifts

Cons

Cant think of anything
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Productive and fun workplace

I have only worked for this company for 2.5 years not and it has been a great 2.5 years. The environment is flexible and the people and great. The culture is amazing.

Pros

Great managers, flexible working hours, work-life balance.
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Pfizer

High work ethics Good culture Location in South Africa, Gauteng Flexibility in working hours Good benefits Opportunity to broaden knowledge Provided opportunity to meet other colleagues in Emea region on an annual basis

Pros

Training available, opportunity to learn

Cons

no room to expand
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professional but paternalistic corporate

diverse day dealing with senior levels down to junior levels. specialised in compensation and benefits which provided an opportunity to learn more about this, the culture tended to be very political. The long hours were difficult with small children. Enjoyed my team

Pros

very good salaries

Cons

then the long hours and the politicking
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Lack of organisational support.

Lack of formal on the job training.The role is challenging,enjoyable but unfortunately not all the duties one is employed to do have been utilised. The culture is hostile due to people or management.Work life balance is none existent.
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Good place to work

Job security is fragile, and one doesn't know what the future will hold as management is tight-lipped. But an excellent company to work for. The benefits and culture are excellent

Pros

Mostly everything

Cons

Job security
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Workplace Culture

Pfizer has a diverse culture with a high quality transparent policies and values. It is an equal oppertunity employer. I like its OWNIT! logo & culture.
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Productive, Fun,

The workplace culture was amazing. There would be times where you would have to put in extra hours at work and that would not go unnoticed. There was an open door policy where you could address issues with your manager. The company took care of its employees - subsidized cafeteria, gym at work, just to name a few.

Pros

Gym at work
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The perfect springboard

Working at Pfizer is all about ownership and responsibility. Our professional environment coupled with our high quality of colleagues enables us to perform optimally on a daily basis. I feel empowered as a Pfizer employee, in which my manager and team encourages me to take chances and work to the best of my ability. Our environment is very inclusive and integrity is one of our key pillars. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with people and data to create strategies for my portfolio. I enjoy the challenge associated with effective marketing. The toughest part of the job is the administration requirements as there is often a large amount of paperwork required. Overall, Pfizer has afforded me the opportunity to develop into a strong brand manager, for which I am extremely grateful.
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Highly Productive and fun culture workplace

I am enjoying myself working for Pfizer, the opportunity they have afforded me really did push me to come out of comfort zone. They challenged me so much that I need even more challenge with other companies. They allow personal growth by affording you the opportunity to study further. They invest in ones potential. The culture in Pfizer allows you to have both work and personal time off so as to ensure that you have work and life balance. Your character and behavioral culture they fuse allows one to be conscious and always keep in mind that there is more to life than working one self to the hospital or just plain overworking.

Pros

Diversity, cultutre and owning what you do.OWNIT culture.

Cons

As finance you might have to work etra hours to get the results.
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Excellent working environment

Calling on doctors and pharmacies on my own and with consultants. I learned everything about sales at Pfizer and their training was ongoing. Excellent management team who were willing to assist anyone in need. Very hard work and excellent team building. Not bringing enough new products to the marketplace but over the years this improved dramatically. The most enjoyable part of the job was being part of an extremely successful team and company,

Pros

Too many to mention

Cons

None
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very educational

Challenging industry, needs high focus, production driven, growth opportunities available . Hard work culture , limited communication between Management and employees

Pros

perfomance appresials

Cons

job security
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a great place to work for

A typical day is highly productive but also highly rewarding and with great contentment. I have learnt that working for a productive, fast paced organization need not be at the expense of your sanity and your time spent with family. Management at Pfizer is awesome, find ways to better the lives of employees without being lax on targets. Management is innovative and are "human" first and managers after. The culture is great, I am genuinely happy. It feels like my second home. Meeting targets but I am more than happy to go the extra mile because I am happy. I thrive on challenges because im not discouraged from taking risks and failure is not frowned upon as long as I have learnt from it and improve upon my mistakes. management embraces innovation and individuality and aim to make things fair for everyone. I love working for Pfizer South Africa!!!!

Pros

Benefits and work-life balance

Cons

remuneration and job advancement opportunities
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4,0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4,1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,8 out of 5 stars for Management
4,0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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