AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very family oriented and goal focus

    Cons

    wanted more customers to call on/ responsibility


  2. District Manager

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

    I worked at AstraZeneca

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

    Pros

    Patient-centric, ethical, great benefits, great people, respect for employees

    Cons

    Field comp plan success can be market-dependant, and adjustments have not yet caught up with changing marketplace


  3. Lead Chemist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Chemist in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Chemist in Westborough, MA

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

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

    Pros

    LEAN Manufacturing environment. Tight knit community; Good teamwork; cross-functional training. New manufacturing sites purchased; opportunity outside of Massachusetts.

    Cons

    Westborough (MA) site closing due to high-level business decisions.


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  5. Great Place to Work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employee oriented work environment, great benefits, positive culture focused on continuous improvement, real belief in helping patients, excellent business communication

    Cons

    Complexity arising from being a large organization, needs improvement in strategic planning, sometimes a disconnect between corporate and site groups

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the focus on the science, the patients, and the employees. Focus surveys and opportunities to provide feedback are helpful. Look at employee development throughout the organization.


  6. Going downhill, fast

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good medicines to promote Good managed care coverage negotiated on meds

    Cons

    Always turmoil Managers are out of touch - every level of management has false realities and unrealistic expectations Below average compensation Lack of access budget Unnecessary busy work and admin duties - many as a result of poor IT, lot of tech issues as well as having to track down things in several places, generate your own viable reports, and repeat these tasks because it rarely works the first time! So much wasted time it's impossible to be efficient and productive Always a new project - nothing gets followed through

    Advice to Management

    Stop the "flavor of the month" projects -all those things that are rolled out, lots of leg work and hype....and never brought up again - then another campaign gets thrown on us...enough! Pay your people what they are worth. Promote like any other organization - based on merit. Not based on some 100 page form that takes 9 months to fill out and 20 managers to discuss and agree on...let us do our jobs and sell - isn't that what you hired us to do??


  7. Communications manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    smart marketers who work quickly with focus and determination. willing to support and invest in communications. challenging and growth oriented

    Cons

    aggressive and somewhat cutthroat. Management has lack of focus regarding pipeline and future brand opportunities. respond by cutting employees


  8. Great place to work!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and flexibility. Best maternity leave policy in the industry. There can be times of change, but AZ does an excellent job retaining their employees.

    Cons

    Conservative company. Needs to get in the fight faster at times. Some managers are worthless, but pretty harmless.


  9. Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

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

    Pros

    Beginning to allow more opportunities for field base employees

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance Career Ladder advancement when with company difficult to achieve, but if being hired from outside much easier


  10. A good place to start, not to advance

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent workplace environment, lots of nice little perks, friendly people

    Cons

    No career path, leadership is lacking, lots of pointless meetings


  11. Great work/life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Portfolio Management Director in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - IT Portfolio Management Director in Wilmington, DE

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    Constant re-organization hinders pace of project delivery and motivation of staff.



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