AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
473 Reviews
3.3
473 Reviews
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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131 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is good with opportunity to move within the company (in 64 reviews)

  • AZ IT can be very well paid with great benefits (in 30 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • 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
  2.  

    LIFT Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LIFT in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - LIFT in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Training on SAP, Excel were beneficial. Great opportunity to network. Resume workshop was awesome. Pay is better than most other internships I've seen. Talking about this internship in interviews landed me my dream job. You can learn a ton from the people who work here. Many came over from public accounting, but backgrounds differ. I felt that people went out of their way to see me succeed.

    Cons

    The odds of this internship turning into a job are slim to none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Astrazeneca

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including very good health insurance. Typical perks of big pharma company.

    Cons

    Managers are stressed out consistently and therefore it can be a hostile working environment. Layoffs were a constant problem and so much so that some whole teams disappeared, even managers. This created a cut-throat scenario to work in with colleagues. Bonuses were not reflective of reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive reinforcement of employees works much better than badgering them. Employees felt that it was "us against the company" because of the illogical expectations and micromanaging. No one ever felt appreciated no matter how hard you worked or how high your numbers were.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westchester, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Work areas are clean and free of safety violations. work/life balance is good

    Cons

    Wages are below industry standards Management is disconnected to its work force. Opportunities for advancement is limited. Unsure about future direction of company.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Regional Scientific Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Regional Scientific Manager

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

    Pros

    big company, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    opportunities for upward mobility may be limited by long standing employees

  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, money, and the benefits

    Cons

    There can be a potential for layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new management is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    AstraZeneca review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and work/life balance

    Cons

    Competition in the work place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Ole boys club

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A Company that is evolving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Editor in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Editor in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and the leaders are struggling in a competitive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Times are changing, Many services in the company are now being outsourced offshore. The company has to continue to find new important blockbuster drugs to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some new important drugs that actually help or cure major diseases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Medical information manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Info Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Medical Info Manager in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Training good, environment friendly, office culture good, leadership and growth opportunity pretty good, company values good

    Cons

    Company used to be in Delaware which wasn't the most exciting place for someone right out of school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more diverse opportunities for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Short but a great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TBM in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - TBM in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very little micromanagement in my territory. This varies according to the manager. Good pay, good products.

    Cons

    POD environment. If you have a weak link it can kill your bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on culture!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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