AstraZeneca Reviews

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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
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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 for direct labor (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor senior management ans compensation hike (in 16 reviews)

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  1. AstraZeneca Finance

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    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work/life balance and generally friendly, helpful employees attitude

    Cons

    Disappointing in regards to motivation, job & training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Lead on example


  2. Start living in the real world. Become competitive, not cosy.

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good, and some of the people are good.

    Cons

    Massively over-manned and over-managed. When anyone else would have one person doing a job, AZ has at least 3, and four extra layers of managers and directors. Instead of merging Astra and Zeneca - both of which were fat and overmanned - they just added them together and put in a couple of extra layers of directors and managers. Having grown fat and lazy with great stock programmes, folk just turn up for work and don't seek the improvements in how the business works that will shortly be needed for survival. The whole culture is just waiting for the next "blockbuster" drug that will make them all real comfortable again. They don't realise that their old model of blockbusters and stupid healthcare plans and governments paying them too much just will not work in the future. The folk from N. America intensely dislike the Brits, the Brits hate the folk from N America, and the Swedes get pushed around by the Americans and Brits.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the organisation by 40% and reduce the number of managers and directors and VPs by 60%. Change the top of the HR team so that you have some really capable people there. Stop the nonsense about "Globalisation". It is costing you so much money.



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