AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
476 Reviews
3.3
476 Reviews
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
133 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is good with opportunity to move within the company (in 66 reviews)

  • AZ IT can be very well paid with great benefits (in 32 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 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    LIFT Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LIFT in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - LIFT in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at AstraZeneca as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training on SAP, Excel were beneficial. Great opportunity to network. Resume workshop was awesome. Pay is better than most other internships I've seen. Talking about this internship in interviews landed me my dream job. You can learn a ton from the people who work here. Many came over from public accounting, but backgrounds differ. I felt that people went out of their way to see me succeed.

    Cons

    The odds of this internship turning into a job are slim to none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, money, and the benefits

    Cons

    There can be a potential for layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new management is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    AstraZeneca review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and work/life balance

    Cons

    Competition in the work place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Ole boys club

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A Company that is evolving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Editor in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Editor in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and the leaders are struggling in a competitive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Times are changing, Many services in the company are now being outsourced offshore. The company has to continue to find new important blockbuster drugs to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some new important drugs that actually help or cure major diseases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Medical information manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Info Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Medical Info Manager in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training good, environment friendly, office culture good, leadership and growth opportunity pretty good, company values good

    Cons

    Company used to be in Delaware which wasn't the most exciting place for someone right out of school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more diverse opportunities for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Short but a great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TBM in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - TBM in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very little micromanagement in my territory. This varies according to the manager. Good pay, good products.

    Cons

    POD environment. If you have a weak link it can kill your bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on culture!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review on a former employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of my colleagues enjoyed good work and life balance and the very good company culture (Wilmington DE). People took care of each other and worked as a family. The base pay was not the best in the industry but the bonus amount was decent. People also enjoyed the stability and were focused on their work, until the big change happened in 2010.

    Cons

    The limited band levels makes it challenging to make climb career ladder. A PhD level scientist might stay as Senior Scientist forever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Challenging and rewarding work that paid dividends when one achieved their objectives.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional training was top drawer. the experience honed my business perspective and sharpened my negotiating skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes objectives did not take into account the sales climate in which I was selling, ie, changing hospital policies and procedures with medications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have a stronger impact on persuading and closing the customer if sales leadership made an attempt to add value to larger accounts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good company, great culture, but needs change of some areas of leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, great flexibility. Very good benefits..difficult to find another company that stacks up

    Cons

    A bit chaotic these days. lack of direction and leadership make it difficult for staff to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the more pressing issues regarding lack of leadership need to be raised to higher levels of leadership for resolution

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed working for this well-run, traditional style, large scale pharmaceutical company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that they treat their people well. Many of the individuals I worked with had been with the company 15 years or more.

    Cons

    Challenges at this company had much to do with its large scale and lack of nimbleness in making changes with the status quo. New ideas, however well received, rarely materialized into new processes.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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