AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
476 Reviews
3.3
476 Reviews
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Interactive highly collaborative organisation seeking to develop professionals driven to succeed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is highly encouraged and valued Employees are treated like the professionals they are and are trusted to complete projects to time and quality.

    Cons

    Pressure can be high to perform and deliver in the context of tight timelines which may prove challenging but is offset with appropriate mentoring from experienced colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide mentors to less experienced employees and maintain flexible working hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing, Collaborative Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Management in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Management in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, great team work, out of box thinking, develop leaders, awesome management, good pay, great benefits, great training, good people, busy place, flexible for work life balance

    Cons

    Downsized, small team left, let a lot of good people go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the doors to manufacturing again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An excellent global company, with numerous opportunities to further your career

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    This job was my first job out of college and I couldn't have asked for a better company. I was introduced to corporate America, the pharmaceutical industry, and also gained amazing experience being a sales rep. Great coaching and training. The benefits are amazing and you can't beat the work/life balance. The company genuinely cares about their employees and is always checking in to make sure that we have what we need to succeed and be happy. Love working here.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is lack of personal development. Being in sales, you continue to do the same thing and say the same thing for years to come. Even if you get promoted, you still essentially have the same responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on ways to keep the sales reps engaged and constantly growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Industrial Placement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement in Macclesfield, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible experience - offered me great exposure to a range of roles at the company. Lots of research experience as well as compiling data and regularly presenting work.

    Cons

    Difficult if you ended up on a project you weren't interested in.

  7.  

    Over all ver good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufactoring Operator in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufactoring Operator in Macclesfield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It is very good pay and only 7.40hr per day

    Cons

    sum bad managers, working early late shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Alderley Edge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Alderley Edge, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very professional and collaborative working environment. Aligned goals and objectives and genuine team working.
    Real opportunity to shape your own role and take on projects that stretch you professionally.

    Cons

    The usual challenges with a global matrix organisation. Getting on board, understanding who your stakeholders are and so on takes a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A value driven company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at AstraZeneca as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Perfect work/life balance. Pharmaceutical sector is a beneficial sector. AstraZeneca is a high reputation company that will make you feel you are doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Budget might be problem in some cases. As a multinational company sometimes they might be not able to take their own initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great Company to work for !!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    - Very talented workforce
    - Team oriented working environment
    - Excellent compensation and benefits package
    - Flexible work schedules supported

    Cons

    - Frequent strategy changes leading to more layoffs in recent years
    - Need to do more with less has led to resource challenges in some functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent strategy changes is very hard on the staff when so many jobs/people are impacted. Pick a direction and try to see it through before changing again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worked at the Westborough MA facility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Westborough, MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Only minor equipment issues occasionally nothing out of the ordinary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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