AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
476 Reviews
3.3
476 Reviews
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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.  

    Enjoyable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An excellent global company, with numerous opportunities to further your career

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Industrial Placement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement in Macclesfield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Incredible experience - offered me great exposure to a range of roles at the company. Lots of research experience as well as compiling data and regularly presenting work.

    Cons

    Difficult if you ended up on a project you weren't interested in.

  3.  

    Over all ver good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufactoring Operator in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufactoring Operator in Macclesfield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It is very good pay and only 7.40hr per day

    Cons

    sum bad managers, working early late shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Alderley Edge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Alderley Edge, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very professional and collaborative working environment. Aligned goals and objectives and genuine team working.
    Real opportunity to shape your own role and take on projects that stretch you professionally.

    Cons

    The usual challenges with a global matrix organisation. Getting on board, understanding who your stakeholders are and so on takes a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was the most amazing work experience i have ever had in my total career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    They are very supportive caring and fun company to work for, always make public holidays fun and the product launches are well informed .

    Cons

    I was in a department that got oursourced to a third party

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Warm, good humoured place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Leader in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Leader in Macclesfield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The People: Friendly welcoming warm. Very knowlegeable in their field. Good wages. Good working conditions, generous holidays.

    Cons

    Slightly out of date processes. Averse to change and risk. Reluctance to investigate new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be brave. Explore new options.Shake things up a bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company I ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animal Technician in Alderley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Animal Technician in Alderley, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I feel I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to have worked for AstraZeneca. They were always compassionate about family life and assisted with family problems. They provided me with a fare income which gave me a good standard of living. There was some mixed feeling at some points with the politics of the company but overall, I couldn't have spent the majority of my working life with a better company.

    Cons

    My manager always pushed me to the limits of my ability. I was rewarded as such and I new I could not have done more.
    Alderley Park is a beautiful park. with lovely surroundings. The company provided Books with nature trails, which we could take our family on at weekend. This was just one of the small benefits which they provided. They seemed to have a good interview techniques as most of the employees were nice people and mostly remained for their working life. This provided a great community spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think with the business pressures . We seemed to have lost the family community spirit which we had. People were happier to give all the could and enjoy their work before performance bonuses were introduced. I remember going to work 8 - 4. But I would probably be there an hour early simply because I wanted to see my colleagues and get on with the work which I Enjoyed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting new products, superb benefits and a can do attitude

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Therapy Specialist in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Therapy Specialist in Swansea, Wales (UK)

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

    Pros

    The added fund for home/ life benefits

    Cons

    Red tape can get in the way of day to day business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain current focus on the patient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A sandwich year placement in AZ.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Placement Student in Alderley Park, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Placement Student in Alderley Park, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent support from everyone. Amazing facilities.

    Cons

    Concerns regarding to site relocation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best job I've had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Supportive but laid back management. Interesting challenging projects to work on. Flexible working hours. I was a contractor and the pay was very good.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. No issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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