AstraZeneca
3.3 of 5 407 reviews
www.astrazeneca.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.3 407 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot

Pascal Soriot

(101 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work / Life balance is good with opportunity to move within the company"
    in 52 reviews
  • "Great Pay and benefits are good as well"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is suffering as additional work is piled on the few that remain"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Upper management can be frustrating: a bit out of touch with reality in the field"
    in 13 reviews
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    Great place to work ... but continuous changes creates job insecurity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Westborough, MA

    ProsVery people focused and great place to work. Good span of control for supervisors and managers 5-20. Good opportunities to develop.

    ConsContinuous cost cutting and restructuring due loss of revenue / patent exclusivity.
    Work-life balance for direct labor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess beaurocracy, empower the local leaders to lead without having to ask. Headcount is overmanaged ... if within budget and site leadership agrees on business case it should be an inform to senior leaders instead of an ask.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good People

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople are very friendly and helpful. Overall pleasant place to work at.

    ConsConstant reconstructing caused employee anxiety.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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    It was great a company to work for at first.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company believes in work/life balance.

    ConsOnly wants to hire entry level reps. Does not want to pay experienced reps.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Major restructuring

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsGreat pay and benefits. Great work/life balance, telecommuting, flexible hours, etc is available

    ConsA lot of outsourcing/layoffs/etc in the 5 years I've been here. A lot of good people let go, and the people who still have jobs are either overworked or anxious about upcoming layoffs or the future of the company. Hopefully all the changes going on now will make the company a great place to work again in the future, right now I feel like I'm just working for a paycheck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too unstable of an organization right now

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood, nice, and experienced people

    ConsToo matrixed, too layered, too many changes, too unstable right now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good place to work?

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    Prosmulticultural environment, challenge is always allowed, they want the best from you, business in mainly driven by the culture of the country you are working with

    Constoo many changes in business strategy and organization, many levels in management making the decision making process slow. all senior levels wear masks, beware!

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsInnovative
    Promotes team work
    Great personal growth

    ConsNothing with the company specifically, however, in this political environment, the pharmaceutical industry in general is going to going through some major restructuring. Therefore, that is the downside of working for AstraZeneca.

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    Great company, great people!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsPeople are friendly and helpful. Managers are flexible and helpful in maintaining work-life balance.

    ConsFrequent Organization restructuring, letting experienced and valuable people go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exceeded my expectations. Challenging, REAL work; lunches/breakfast with senior financial management; etc.

    LIFT Intern (Undergraduate) (Former Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsPay, Development Opportunities, Networking, Challenging Work, Hard Working Company Culture, Talented Employees (many with Master, MBA or PhD.)

    ConsNot many; my only complaint was my direct manager - all other employees and reports were great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keepin' on - just make sure to cultivate your interns into potential full-time careers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company with great people and values

    Information Services (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsDiversity, Focus on patients and science supported by great leadership

    ConsConstant change, restructuring and loss of productivity

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain focus on science

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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