AstraZeneca

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  1.  

    Good people, very little room to grow, especially in manufacturing operations/supply chain.

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    Former Employee - Operations Supply Chain in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Operations Supply Chain in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours, good for global experience., great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    A lot of people get "assigned" to new opportunities, very little opportunity for the lay person to advance unless you are a chosen one. A lot of turmoil right now as HQ moving to Gaithersburg

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Yikes! Does ANYONE know whats going on?

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary competitive, company vehcile

    Cons

    Due to recent changes with the buyout, no one seems to know whats going on....ever. Managment is numerous and in the dark to the future. If you want career growth, you need to have serious connections in the home office which means you need to live there no matter how good you skill sets match the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start; then find a better company

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, access to senior leadership

    Cons

    Leadership, politics, no room for growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a decent place to work. Management has some issues.

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, flexible work arrangements, great benefits. For the most part the people are good to work with and there was good collaboration.

    Cons

    Too many shakeups and constantly reorganizing causing significant drop in morale. Senior management was clueless at times. Direct line management was poor in some cases. It really depended on what department you worked in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the shakeups and reorgs. Do more to increase morale. Hopefully this latest major reorganization will take hold. The jury is still out if it will be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    district sales manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    diversity of therapeutic areas and products

    Cons

    limited promotional opportunities outside of headquarters

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for !!!

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed working for this well-run, traditional style, large scale pharmaceutical company.

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that they treat their people well. Many of the individuals I worked with had been with the company 15 years or more.

    Cons

    Challenges at this company had much to do with its large scale and lack of nimbleness in making changes with the status quo. New ideas, however well received, rarely materialized into new processes.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    satisfied

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, robust science

    Cons

    very large - uncertainty about pipeline

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked at the Westborough MA facility

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    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
  11.  

    Great overall company and experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pod 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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