AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated March 24, 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. Regulatory Submission Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Regulatory Submission Management ("SMG") department was outsourced as well as many other departments within AstraZeneca

    Cons

    Processes were constantly changing due to FDA rules and regulations for submission US submissions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Global company flexible work environment

    Cons

    Suoervisors are too inexperienced and need training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Incredible Company... incredible products... incredible opportunities!

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    You are given great products to sell so it is easy to get excited about their benefits to patients. You have great support and incentives to improve your skills, grow in confidence and achieve success. Success is rewarded well with excellent benefits. Barriers to success are identified and worked on as a team so you continue to feel confident.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge. While the company does not demand a Sales Specialist work hours of overtime, many providers who see sales specialists, do so before and after office hours; on weekends; as well as on their lunch. Bonus pay is dependent on the ability to achieve face to face meetings with your customers several times a month as well as growth in market share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 100% corporate constantly evolving.

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    Former Contractor - Service Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Former Contractor - Service Technician in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to learn with a variety of colieges.

    Cons

    Poor time management with too much idol time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose management according to what they know, not who they know.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. Positive experience at AstraZeneca.

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    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Great incentives, fair annual reviews, opportunities for advancement, reimbursement for college/university coursework, great benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance was hard to keep in balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Forward thinking executive leadership creates great pride for working for Astrazeneca.

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    Management has a team mentality and genuinely supports sales reps. Benefits

    Cons

    Sales goals are always a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways for employees to be promoted without moving to Wilmington.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Clinical Operations Specialist

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    One of the best benefit packages in Pharma. Dental, Vision, Medical. Vested in 3 years. Flexible work schedule is attractive.

    Cons

    .Promotions are slow. Qualified employees are often overlook. Too much restructuring and reorganization, Seems to occur every 2 years this clearly impacts company morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee personal development has been lacking for some time. Investment in employee growth within the business comes slow if at all. It's been promised, but yet to see in place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Diverse, professional and good place to work tempararley.

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    Current Employee - Contracts
    Current Employee - Contracts

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Work with highly intellegent scientists.

    Cons

    Long term term contractors who are highly experienced are not treated as equals. Those who are rewarded are based on favoritism instead of hardwork and dedication. Highly stressful at times, high expections with little possitive reinforcment. Promotions are rare and contractors get taken advantage off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who deserve it and not someone who feeds your ego.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    People are nice and good benefits

    Cons

    Pipeline is not doing well. Too much money spent on restructuring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good place to work for the most part

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    There is opportunity for advancement if you are in the right network

    Cons

    Lots of travelling but less training

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