AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated August 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 for direct labor (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lucky to have a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Not a bad place to be when moral is high

    Cons

    Too much admin work and a ton of teleconferences that pull you out of the field weekly. Things are always changing..once you get the hang of something, it changes completely.. Goals do not account for market metrics

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about what's taking place in the near future. One thing is said and another happens 5 days later.


  2. top of the line

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, benefits, etc, nothing bad really

    Cons

    little things, like more samples and larger lunch budget, but still enough to have success.


  3. Benefits

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Benefits start on day 1 of hire for you and your family

    Cons

    Overall turnaround in staffing is quick


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  5. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance. Great managers. Plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No company is perfect. For a large company like AZ they are as close as you get.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (2)

    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    AstraZeneca has an awesome culture. The company has a strong pipeline of great medicines coming and they are dedicated to the science and putting the patients first. The work life balance for employees is great.

    Cons

    The transparency from the top to the bottom has begun to close up. They keep you out of the loop until big decisions are made that will directly effect your work. Resources have begun to shrink.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the resources we once had. Open back up lines of communication from the top down.


  7. Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, nice and qualified colleagues, generous benefits, 3 weeks paid vacation, 6 weeks paid maternity

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted, travel to sales meetings is a chore like herding cattle


  8. Executive Director

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People Products Pipeline are the reasons that people come to AstraZeneca

    Cons

    Process is what slows down AstraZeneca and inhibits progress, speed of execution, and risk taking

    Advice to Management

    Less process


  9. good place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people - care about patient

    Cons

    uncertain future - site moving out


  10. Caring Culture

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company that treats their employees well. My team is like family. Very aware of the changes in healthcare and is proactive about informing their reps about those changes.

    Cons

    Will definitely be going through some lean times until new products launch in 2018. Crestor and Nexium are going generic as well as Seroquel IR. It will be while to recuperate from the loss in revenue.


  11. Check your brain at the door, please.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid company with good financials, so the company as a whole will continue to prosper over the long term. Lots of opportunity for employees who display enthusiasm.

    Cons

    Not a place to work for employees who value technical competance and advancement, and can communicate in complete sentances without using cliches or buzzwords.



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