Rating

4.9/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    5.0
  • Your Impressions
    4.7

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • - Deliver brand strategy, project management, marketing strategy. - Collaborate with colleagues from a range of business units to understand revenue forecasts and patient outcomes. - Research and comprehend clinical trials and the UK market for a specific cancer type. - Create pieces for external promotion to healthcare professionals. - Become familiar with microsoft programmes and help others to do so


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • - creating spreadsheets - insight into the pharma industry and its workings - developed my people skills, I've networked so much and have learnt how to speak appropriately - learnt the approval process


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes - once I was taught how to use certain programmes or develop pieces, I was trusted to go through the process myself. I was free to ask questions and make mistakes. I was also trusted with contributing to conversations between senior leaders quite early on as my insight was appreciated.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I gained a close relationship with my manager who assured me early on that my purpose in the company was to learn so no question was silly (and I asked a lot of questions). I was given a 'buddy' for the first couple months who would check in every week to see how I was doing more personally.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Even though I worked mostly from home, the company made sure to schedule fun events that you can get involved with. Everyone is so nice and appreciates/recognises the work you do. There are opportunities to get involved in diversity initiatives and volunteering, which is actually encouraged. I attended an in-person event so got to meet my colleagues which was so much fun


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I've loved it. Towards the end (due to less restrictions) I've been able to attend in-person events and be with my colleagues more casually which was a highlight of my placement. Company culture and benefits made me excited for a future of work which I was previously dubious about.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Pfizer
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Pfizer to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Pfizer
  • You will learn so much about business, even if you are not in a business part of the company. That being said, there is no pressure to come fully knowledgeable to your placement, just try to absorb as much information from your colleagues as possible. The applications are highly important to hiring managers - take it seriously and read the job description!


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Marketing

South East

May 2022


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