AstraZeneca Reviews

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  1. Pharmaceutical sales representative

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good healthcare insurance and dental plan
    Great benefits, insured company car
    Reimbursement of Internet and phone
    401k plan and pension plan
    Great Company values
    Full pipeline of products product launches
    Sales Training - field readiness
    Areas for career advancement and development

    Cons

    Management frequently changed
    Strategy Changes often
    Interview process is difficult many interview rounds
    Management

    Advice to Management

    Minimize shuffling of Selling teams

  2. tech writer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    good co to work for great people

    Cons

    don't have any bons to speak of

  3. videoconference support

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always on the cutting edge of Technology

    Cons

    This company appears to many as unstable because of the constant restructuring

    Advice to Management

    customer service is key

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  5. Pharmaceutical Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Advancement, education, solid pipeline and great products

    Cons

    highly conservative, subject to rapid changes in corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    remember your time in the Field

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great science going on with a large group of co-workers in the Boston area.

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Even in the midst of all the troubles with the change in organization, AZ has treated all of us well. There are lots of talented people working well together to do good science to help develop medicines.

    Cons

    As with any large company, the bureaucracy can be a bit unnerving. There is also more of a line between science and management than I feel should be in a Pharmaceutical company.

    Advice to Management

    Faster, clearer communications. Don't bother telling us what you are going to do regarding a unit, then wait fourteen months to do something about it.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Treated me well even through the layoffs

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lancaster, OH

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    most of my managers were determined to help me succeed, received a raise every year I was there

    Cons

    corporate America rules, Upper management was not very friendly

  8. Helpful (1)

    AstraZeneca Employee Review

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company, competitive salaries, bonuses, benefits

    Cons

    Culture will vary greatly and is dependent upon your manager, however, that is, of course, true wherever one works in this field.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize and promote consistent corporate culture

  9. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Global company flexible work environment

    Cons

    Suoervisors are too inexperienced and need training

  10. Incredible Company... incredible products... incredible opportunities!

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Albany, NY

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are given great products to sell so it is easy to get excited about their benefits to patients. You have great support and incentives to improve your skills, grow in confidence and achieve success. Success is rewarded well with excellent benefits. Barriers to success are identified and worked on as a team so you continue to feel confident.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge. While the company does not demand a Sales Specialist work hours of overtime, many providers who see sales specialists, do so before and after office hours; on weekends; as well as on their lunch. Bonus pay is dependent on the ability to achieve face to face meetings with your customers several times a month as well as growth in market share.

  11. Forward thinking executive leadership creates great pride for working for Astrazeneca.

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management has a team mentality and genuinely supports sales reps. Benefits

    Cons

    Sales goals are always a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways for employees to be promoted without moving to Wilmington.

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