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2 days ago

Tax Manager – new

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of… AstraZeneca


16 days ago

Business Analyst

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

A new Operations Finance Centre of Excellence is being established within Group Financial Planning & Reporting (GFP&R). The Establishment of Centres… AstraZeneca


16 days ago

Distribution Analyst - EMEA

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

The Distribution Analyst EMEA sits within the Global Operations function and offers the opportunity to work specifically within the EMEA supply chain… AstraZeneca


16 days ago

Summer Student - Regulatory Compliance

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

Completes administrative tasks for a team producing regulatory CMC documentation at various stages of a products life-cycle. • Aid team members by… AstraZeneca


2 days ago

Reporting Accountant - Permanent/12 month secondment – new

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

to a friend Back to search results New Search Applied before? update my details Business Area Finance Specialism Finance Department UK Finance… AstraZeneca


2 days ago

Senior QA Supplier Manager – new

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

This is a diverse and interesting QA role working with suppliers, colleagues and customers across many countries and interacting cross-functionally… AstraZeneca


19 days ago

Personal Assistant

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

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30+ days ago

Senior Scientist - PAT

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

Were currently looking for an enthusiastic Senior Scientist Process Analytical Technology, to join our Chemical Development Group, part of our… AstraZeneca


30+ days ago

Analytical Project Leader

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

Were currently looking for an Analytical Project Leader to join our innovative Pharmaceutical Development team in Macclesfield, UK. Well rely on you… AstraZeneca


30 days ago

Senior Scientist

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Alderley Park, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Alderley Park, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    I started at AstraZeneca in 1996. I had a fantastic time and met a lot of wonderful people. I was trained and invested in for the first 10 years. There are some very clever people at AstraZeneca, people who are excellent at their job and quite inspirational. When you concentrate on the science and medicine, you have a wonderful environment. Recent developments to increase and expand the pipeline have been very interesting. Alderley Park was a beautiful environment.

    Cons

    When I started, my compensation was standard for the time, and good. However, that eroded so badly over time that when I was promoted, I had to have substantial salary increases to reach the BOTTOM of the next salary band. When I recently moved company to do exactly the same job, my pay almost doubled. In addition, the management structure is antiquated and dysfunctional. If you don't get on with your manager, you will not get on. And there is a nasty habit of putting people in managerial positions who cannot do and have never done the job of the people they manage. My last department will now have 2 senior managers, neither of whom can work at the level expected of their staff. Due to recent events, staff are now under a lot of pressure to perform miraculous amounts of work while under a lot of pressure, both professional and personal. This leads to a lot of bad behaviour which was awful. Physicians, in particular, can be a dreadful bunch, rude, unprofessional and unable to accept instruction, whilst contributing little and being rewarded the most. If you are a contractor, you will make a lot of money while doing a job that is not performance managed, from home. Difficult to accept for the permanent staff.

    Advice to Management

    AZ needs to change its management style and give their best people, not just the elite few, a proper career structure that reflects the new company they're trying to be. Pay needs to be increased, particularly with the move to Cambridge, and stop paying contractors an absolute fortune to do jobs they're not qualified for, in a way that will jeopardise the licence to operate. I had to leave the company in order to progress in terms of salary, job title and development after 19 years faithful service. What is that all about? Never mind, if I ever return, it will be to sort out your mess and you will pay me handsomely to do it.

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