AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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 for direct labor (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor senior management ans compensation hike (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

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

    Pros

    Great Internship program, lots of networking opportunities

    Cons

    Company goes through re-orgs very frequently


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic products & training make selling them easy and fun!

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

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

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

    Pros

    My managers allowed me to look at the whole picture of health care evolvement and emerging physician alignments. They then allowed some flexibility to strategize based on my specific territory which allowed me to be more successful. I was less frustrated and had fun in my job in the Albany, NY area.

    Cons

    Long hours that impacted work life balance; Many manager changes created stress for many employees due to new or different manager styles; inconsistent bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    As much as possible, trust your employees instincts and judgement when visiting offices. Giving one bad ride along review when the employee is not detailing a provider due to protecting the relationship in a top busy office is not productive


  3. Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Maternity leave, bonus, responsive personnel

    Cons

    none that I'm aware of now


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  5. Sr. Diabetes Sales Specialist

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great support with sales tools and budget. Great benefits. 401K, profit sharing, commission, and award points. I love my manager and that makes the job.

    Cons

    Micromanaged by metrics rather than driving sales. Takes a long time to build up vacation. Field technology systems are cumbersome. Analysis systems are subpar to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Allow reps to manage their territories to drive business rather than by metric. Get better systems for tool rather than Simon and Custhub.


  6. Great job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, bonus structure. Passionate people who work hard.

    Cons

    No comment at this time


  7. iSales Training Project Coodinatorr

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Coordinator in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Coordinator in Wilmington, DE

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with very Talented people from all over the country. Many Trainers brought different perspectives on how to approach projects - very refreshing and exciting. Detail, detail and more detail.

    Cons

    Worked very long hours and weekend too. When one group of new employees was leaving on Friday nights, the next training group was coming in Sunday night. The average new hires was from 35 - 70 in each group.

    Advice to Management

    Be open for new ways of doing a job.


  8. No comment

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate people who come to work everyday ready to make a difference. No additional comment at this time. Thank you

    Cons

    Can lack communication to field at times which can create a certain level of distraction. Also sales reporting is inconsistent and questionable

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  9. Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I have worked for many years at AZ. They are trying to improve the culture. The technology is cutting edge. we have a strong pipeline

    Cons

    i am in my 3rd year in a row of not getting a decent bonus because the goal setting and compensation plan is terrible There are not many opportunities for development.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create environment of trust and that you value your employees. Review the compensation plan. I understand a forced rank, zero sum game saves you money, but there are certain market conditions, geographies, and managed care conditions that make it very demotivating to know that you are not only fighting against your goal, but against the nation. You can scratch and claw to get to 101% to plan with a lofty goal and if the nation makes it to 101.5% you will get paid at less than 100%. If you just opened up the plan, people would sell more.


  10. Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work at.

    Cons

    Love working for AZ... I have none.


  11. AZ

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Company culture is an excellent learning environment and collaborative. Everyone really works well together and looks out for each other. Team and objectives come first.

    Cons

    Currently lacking development opportunities for all on a routine basis to further advanced career with exposure to multiple areas in the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company culture, environment and goals on-track. The culture working here has been a long journey to establish and maintain a team-oriented environment.



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