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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
495 Reviews
3.3
495 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 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.  

    Sales Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Working at AstraZeneca was incredible. Even as an intern I was treated like any other person. I was encouraged to work with advertising agencies by myself developing my own concepts. I was encouraged to sit in meetings just to learn. Everyone from the team I worked with was so friendly and caring. I had an incredible time there.

    Cons

    Pretty much the only way to get into the company entry-level is through the traveling sales staff. Which isn't for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to interact, share ideas, and collaborate with senior leadership.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    My internship at AstraZeneca helped me gain so much experience and insight into both the pharmaceutical and commercial learning industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Was able to work directly with senior level managers, participate in development programs taken by all level employees, and have individual meet and greets with senior employees across multiple business functions.

    Cons

    I did wish there were more opportunities to be hired on full time within the commercial learning department after graduation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to give interns exposer to meet, learn and observe from senior management.

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  5.  

    Interactive highly collaborative organisation seeking to develop professionals driven to succeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is highly encouraged and valued Employees are treated like the professionals they are and are trusted to complete projects to time and quality.

    Cons

    Pressure can be high to perform and deliver in the context of tight timelines which may prove challenging but is offset with appropriate mentoring from experienced colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide mentors to less experienced employees and maintain flexible working hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for !!!

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    • 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
  8.  

    Worked at the Westborough MA facility

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    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
  9.  

    So far so good

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    • 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
  10.  

    Great company

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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