AstraZeneca
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www.astrazeneca.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014
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3.3 407 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot

Pascal Soriot

(101 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Loved it at first, but couldn't wait to leave.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsGreat people, location and very interesting projects.

    ConsPoor management and HR practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to listen to employees concerns during engagement sessions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could do so much better

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing staff - so much intellectual horsepower available. Dedicated and driven,

    ConsRelentless reorganizations and lack of commitment to on-going programs. Constant demand to do something new - demoralizing!

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    Senior Manager refuses to promote in order to keep employees in current roll.

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat sales training. The salary is probably competitive everywhere else in the country, but not having a cost of living adjustment for San Francisco (the most expensive city in the US) makes it difficult to stay.

    Good benefit package.

    ConsThe senior manager won't promote anyone, because she doesn't want any vacancies that could drop her overall sales. Thus, excellent reps are being kept at low levels and are becoming extremely dissatisfied.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people who deserve it, even if it means they'll leave your direct employment. Otherwise, they'll leave out of nowhere and you'll be unprepared.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Still going through a lot of transition

    Associate Director (Former Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsGood salary and benefits with flexible working arrangements to work around commuting and personal commitments

    ConsAntiquated systems with inadequate infrastructure. Difficult to find help when new to the organization and had questions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Serious Questions About Direction

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsGood people at the grass roots level. The pay is still very good. There will be growth opportunities at the core sites as other sites shut down.

    ConsQuestionable direction from senior leaders; a high risk strategy with changes to sites. Morale is generally low even for people who have survived site closures because they know they could be next.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical Big Pharma

    Hospital Sales (Former Employee)

    Prospay ok
    ggod place to start your career

    Conspoor management
    only worried about bottom line
    people very disposable
    big turnover on side of employees and management getting rid of employees
    hard to get promoted, you have to go inside to Wilmington,DE

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees with respect]
    create a stable environment
    stop the hostile work environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ok place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people, nice location, some work/life balance

    Conslack of innovation, no professional development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHealth benefits, company car, 401K

    ConsManagement, no really growth opportunities for field sales

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corporate Insanity

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsGood benefits, good pay, nice headquarters, good upward mobility, nice people to work with.

    ConsToo much upward mobility for people that don't have a clue about marketing, restructuring and re-organizing with little to no communication to folks being impacted, & not enough structure and processes around key essential aspects of marketing. A lot of silos and very little clarity about what is important or what everyone should be focused on. People are looking out for their own skin, and there isn't a lot of team-focus or cooperation between departments, teams, or brands.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire real marketers outside the firm, hold current marketers accountable for strategic plans and their execution. Decide what's important, come up with a single focus priority and vision, and get everyone on that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was great a company to work for at first.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company believes in work/life balance.

    ConsOnly wants to hire entry level reps. Does not want to pay experienced reps.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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