Global Brands Undergraduate

by Pfizer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Global Brands Undergraduate, this involves getting involved in a wide range of business activities from supply chain issues, to generating patient and healthcare professional assets including websites and leaflets, market research, leasing with legal colleagues and other tasks. I have a vast range of responsibilities that has massively increased since the beginning of my placement where I didn't know anything about the pharma industry. I regularly communicate with internal colleagues, customers and agencies.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Pfizer provided a marketing masterclass in which we learnt about marketing, the pharmaceutical industry and Pfizer. There is also a lot of training around the pharmaceutical industry given to you in the first two months which can be overwhelming but Pfizer were amazing and understanding, helping wherever possible. I have learnt so much during this placement. My skills from communication to knowledge to time management have vastly improved and I have gained irreplaceable knowledge

  • 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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, a lot. I have project managed two tasks and I am frequently asked to deal with situations which my manager expects me (although he is extremely useful and kind if not) to deal with myself. I have been given responsibility from my manager to liaise with global and I do not feel like an intern but yet like a full time colleague.

  • 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?
  • Colleagues at Pfizer could not be more friendly and helpful. I have never experienced such a friendly work environment. I feel I can reach out to my manager and wider team at any point if I want/need to and I know he will help me or find someone who can help me. Being a global business, there is also a lot of support and resources that are available for colleagues

  • 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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Truly incredible. Every colleague really does believe in Pfizer's values and they are reflected in their personalities. I have received many hampers on placement and There are groups that can be joined such as LGBT and diversity group that colleagues can get stuck into. We have had a virtual meeting with a chef as a cook-off and exercise classes etc. Pfizer is also very charitable an have had colleague initiates raising money for Ukraine

  • 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 am absolutely loving my placement. Working with such a friendly team and being given tasks where I can see my output and the difference I am making is incredible. The placement has exceed my expectations. I didn't think I would be given as much responsibility and be creating a direct impact. I would love to return to Pfizer.

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

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

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Pfizer
  • 3/5

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Pfizer
  • If your values do not match the companies, then the workplace will not be for you. You need to want to help patients and have fun while working very hard and be inclusive and understanding of everyone You don't need to know anything about the pharmaceutical industry before joining

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management, Marketing

Greater London

May 2022

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