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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 414 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot

Pascal Soriot

(104 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is good with opportunity to move within the company (in 57 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 11 reviews)

  • No rep advocates amongst senior management and very few capable FLSM's (in 15 reviews)

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    Worked at the Westborough MA facility

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Westborough, MA

    ProsGreat culture with wonderful, supportive team-oriented people at all levels of the organization

    ConsOnly minor equipment issues occasionally nothing out of the ordinary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great overall company and experience

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay,work life balance and benefits.
    Fantastic place to start and continue a career in pharmaceuticals. I would recommend working here.

    ConsPod selling and your manager can make or break your career. Went through layoffs every other year.
    Training away from your family can be up to a month when you first start

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

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    Unstable work environment

    Anonymous (Former Employee) West Chester, OH

    ProsGood pay, benefits, and not much else.

    ConsPoor management practices and lack of communication. Management is closed doors and little communication allowed for employee issues. Things get pushed back and you fear your job security. Trusting your coworkers looks to be questionable here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate issues better with workers on the lower end of the chain.

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

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    Good Benefits, not much else

    Senior Architecture Lead (Current Employee) Wilmington, DE

    ProsBenefits, competitive pay
    Company cares about work/life balance
    The new leadership (C level at the very top) seems to care, and is enthusiastic

    ConsA constant cycle or re-organzations have left the IS/IT workforce jaded and demoralized. Morever, over-reliance on outsourcing have decimated critical IT capabilities (but not surprisingly, the politically astute bureacrats continue to survive and prosper in such re-orgs). That along with the mind-numbing bureacracy and a cornucopia of outsourced service providers, has ensured that that the more skilled and creative employees have either left, or volunteered for redundancy. The only people who are really interested is sticking around now are those with big pensions waiting at the end of the line.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to enthuse and engage with the employees - Also own up and learn from the past failures. Go back to basics - great technology still need great engineers, and techs. Ensure that every person who works in IT - employee or outsorced vendor - is well qualified.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Micromanaged and overkill

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood base salary, good benefits, nice cars

    ConsIf you need someone to watch over you and tell you what to do, then this is the place for you. They changed their selling module within my division and caused a complete overkill of reps calling on the same doctors with the same product lineups and weighting

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess is more sometimes!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Career learning opportunity for field sales and sales management.

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsTraining and Personal Growth opportunities.

    ConsCompany politics, Annual Performance Evaluations, jobs are often "restructured" and eliminated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a closer look at those employees making meaningful contributions vs. promoting those who make the most noise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So far so good

    Data Scientist (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

    ProsWorking at RDI, it's pretty ok so far, easy work!

    Constoo much technical problems to get my system up and ruining and start the job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So far, so good!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsAutonomy to do your job well.

    ConsCareer Development is frequently lacking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay is better than industry average.

    ConsManagers like to Micro manage. It is hard to move up because there are not many openings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess micromanaging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved it at first, but couldn't wait to leave.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Wilmington, DE

    ProsGreat people, location and very interesting projects.

    ConsPoor management and HR practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to listen to employees concerns during engagement sessions.

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

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