AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO 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 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. tech writer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    good co to work for great people

    Cons

    don't have any bons to speak of

  2. videoconference support

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always on the cutting edge of Technology

    Cons

    This company appears to many as unstable because of the constant restructuring

    Advice to Management

    customer service is key

  3. Pharmaceutical Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Advancement, education, solid pipeline and great products

    Cons

    highly conservative, subject to rapid changes in corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    remember your time in the Field

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  5. Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits; good work/life balance

    Cons

    No talent development program whatsoever leaves little chance for promotion; corporate politics trumps competence 99% of the time

    Advice to Management

    Quit - all of you! AZ would be a better place!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great science going on with a large group of co-workers in the Boston area.

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Even in the midst of all the troubles with the change in organization, AZ has treated all of us well. There are lots of talented people working well together to do good science to help develop medicines.

    Cons

    As with any large company, the bureaucracy can be a bit unnerving. There is also more of a line between science and management than I feel should be in a Pharmaceutical company.

    Advice to Management

    Faster, clearer communications. Don't bother telling us what you are going to do regarding a unit, then wait fourteen months to do something about it.

  7. pharma rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    colleagues, resources to get what you need and good managers

    Cons

    instability, offices and lack of access

  8. Organizational Development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Hay days behind it, hard to watch the culture become more and more cutthroat with budgetary woes.

    Cons

    Infighting when starting pitting people against each other to win raises.

  9. I liked working with the people in my group.

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate Director in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate Director in Wilmington, DE

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k, vacation and flexible work arrangements for 6am teleconferences with global colleagues.

    Cons

    Too many politics and line manager expectations differed.

    Advice to Management

    Same advice you have been hearing.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Treated me well even through the layoffs

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lancaster, OH

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    most of my managers were determined to help me succeed, received a raise every year I was there

    Cons

    corporate America rules, Upper management was not very friendly

  11. Helpful (1)

    AstraZeneca Employee Review

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company, competitive salaries, bonuses, benefits

    Cons

    Culture will vary greatly and is dependent upon your manager, however, that is, of course, true wherever one works in this field.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize and promote consistent corporate culture

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