AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
472 Reviews
3.3
472 Reviews
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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Pros
  • Work / Life balance is good with opportunity to move within the company (in 64 reviews)

  • AZ IT can be very well paid with great benefits (in 30 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.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    This job was my first job out of college and I couldn't have asked for a better company. I was introduced to corporate America, the pharmaceutical industry, and also gained amazing experience being a sales rep. Great coaching and training. The benefits are amazing and you can't beat the work/life balance. The company genuinely cares about their employees and is always checking in to make sure that we have what we need to succeed and be happy. Love working here.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is lack of personal development. Being in sales, you continue to do the same thing and say the same thing for years to come. Even if you get promoted, you still essentially have the same responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on ways to keep the sales reps engaged and constantly growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for !!!

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

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

    Pros

    - Very talented workforce
    - Team oriented working environment
    - Excellent compensation and benefits package
    - Flexible work schedules supported

    Cons

    - Frequent strategy changes leading to more layoffs in recent years
    - Need to do more with less has led to resource challenges in some functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent strategy changes is very hard on the staff when so many jobs/people are impacted. Pick a direction and try to see it through before changing again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked at the Westborough MA facility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Westborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Great culture with wonderful, supportive team-oriented people at all levels of the organization

    Cons

    Only minor equipment issues occasionally nothing out of the ordinary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Working at RDI, it's pretty ok so far, easy work!

    Cons

    too much technical problems to get my system up and ruining and start the job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Management strives to help you succeed, in constant contact to see how you're doing and how they can help. Benefits are great, hours are great, work is fairly easy, pay is very good for what you do.

    Cons

    Lots of focus on numbers, but that's to be expected in this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your markets - some locations in the US (specifically the midwest) have poor access/sampling opportunities with drugs. Quit penalizing your workers because of decisions made by hospitals not to accept samples anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Ability to grow and progress both personally and professionally in a safe environment.

    Cons

    Internal changes as with any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making the necessary changes, the culture is changing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    LIFT Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LIFT Intern (Undergraduate) in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - LIFT Intern (Undergraduate) in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely interesting as an internship. Great ability to meet with all areas of the business.

    Cons

    Unlikely to be hired after internship for full time. More descriptive meetings with upper management to broaden learning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Marketed products to practices within assigned territory to gain awareness and increase market share.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Company to for in all aspects of sales and marketing

    Cons

    No upward ward mobility available within the current infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your direct reports find ways to grow and advance

  10.  

    Vibrant work environment that wants its employees to advance and succeed.

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

    I worked at AstraZeneca as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People, pay, the ability to rotate through different departments as an intern.

    Cons

    Very large corporation whose different departments do not interact often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    resources to get things done

    Cons

    headquarters tends to micro management at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support your leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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