AstraZeneca
3.3 of 5 374 reviews
www.astrazeneca.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 374 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot

Pascal Soriot

(80 ratings)

61% 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 51 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 company

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

ProsAmazing company to work for. Management strives to help you succeed, in constant contact to see how you're doing and how they can help. Benefits are great, hours are great, work is fairly easy, pay is very good for what you do.

ConsLots of focus on numbers, but that's to be expected in this industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn your markets - some locations in the US (specifically the midwest) have poor access/sampling opportunities with drugs. Quit penalizing your workers because of decisions made by hospitals not to accept samples anymore.

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

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Fantastic.

Executive Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAbility to grow and progress both personally and professionally in a safe environment.

ConsInternal changes as with any large company.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep making the necessary changes, the culture is changing.

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

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Developing a great culture

Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

ProsPay, flexibility, pipeline, upper management. They are really working to develop an amazing culture for the company.

ConsHuge company, all corporate opportunities are in Willmington, DE.

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

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

I worked at AstraZeneca part-time for less than a year

ProsExtremely interesting as an internship. Great ability to meet with all areas of the business.

ConsUnlikely to be hired after internship for full time. More descriptive meetings with upper management to broaden learning

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

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Ended too soon

Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
State College, PA

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for less than a year

ProsPay is great; company is genuine

Conslack of strong management local

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interviewing for Sr. Level Analytics Role

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSalary and growth opportunities are there in the short term. It is taking them too long to go through the interview process.

ConsI have other opportunities. And I am concerned about long-term success of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommit to the hiring process and cut it down to 8 - 10 weeks maximum.

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

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Great place to work, and hopefully, it will keep getting better

Clinical Operations (Former Employee)

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAZ is a great place to work because of their genuine concern for the well being of their employees and sincere commitment to finding meaningful medicines to improve patients lives. Its feels good to be a part of something like that.

ConsThere is a sense of "ready, fire, aim" leadership, that leads to continuous restructuring. Unfortunately, many employees have become desensitized to these continuous organizational changes (which rarely make it to full fruition), and it makes it less impactful.

Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN to the voices of the "boots on the ground" people. What they BELIEVE will happen as a result of a reorganization will become a self-fulfilling prophesy. If they are downtrodden, it will be hard to obtain positive results.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad but may be time to move on...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPay, flexible schedule, benefits,ok place to work

ConsConstantly restructuring/job cuts, and if you survive, the workload increases. Limited promotion opportunities for most. Terrible IT systems.

Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain more stability in workforce. Bring IT up to standard ASAP. Stop outsourcing key functions to save a buck.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ok place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AstraZeneca

Prosgreat people, nice location, some work/life balance

Conslack of innovation, no professional development

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

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Typical Big Pharma

Hospital Sales (Former Employee)

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

Prospay ok
ggod place to start your career

Conspoor management
only worried about bottom line
people very disposable
big turnover on side of employees and management getting rid of employees
hard to get promoted, you have to go inside to Wilmington,DE

Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees with respect]
create a stable environment
stop the hostile work environment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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