AstraZeneca Reviews in London, England

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
427 Reviews

3.3
427 Reviews
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is good with opportunity to move within the company (in 57 reviews)

  • Great Pay and benefits are good as well (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is suffering as additional work is piled on the few that remain (in 11 reviews)

  • No rep advocates amongst senior management and very few capable FLSM's (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    OK at first but quickly became frustrated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good acceess to senior management.flexible working was encouraged.

    Cons

    Poor oportunities for development and promotion. Quite an old office. Very bureaucratic and slow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Uneasy times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, salaries are good, if working in the right areas there's an excellent team dynamic. People are amazingly friendly despite all that's going on.

    Cons

    A company amongst the midst of massive changes worldwide. Feathers are ruffled, people are unhappy. The company needs to look at employees who do a fair bulk of the hard work and learn how to value them.

    Little to no value on PA's, despite the hours and work they have done, and continue to do despite being told there is no future for them at the company as they won't relocate them.

    Could benefit with a clear out of the dead wood now and not wait for natural waste to occur.

    They also need to make up their minds about the relocation, which is now accelerated to next summer, not summer 2015/2016, and have a little respect towards those they know they don't want to take.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect those who are working hard for you... And show it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Business Relationship Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Business Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture
    Interesting industry
    Global footprint

    Cons

    In constant restructuring
    Lack of continuity in strategy due to changing leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful to look after the employees you want to keep

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Capable people, hugely political. Full of European and American managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Great products, friendly work place, work life balance

    Cons

    Low on diversity , unfair and political promotions , poor product pipeline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunity to non Europeans and non Americans, be honest in communication

    Disapproves of CEO

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