AstraZeneca

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I learnt alot of good and bad things which I will take with me for the future

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

I worked at AstraZeneca

Pros

You are working for a FTSE 10 international company during challenging time of evolution with highly professional and high calibre individuals

Cons

They are slow to promote and recognise contributions. Differing work life balance at each site with the London HQ fairing worse on both a work life balance and comparable salaries / bonus paid on a geographical basis. Highly political with various Kingdoms not working harmoniously

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need a clear and credible strategy to grow the business. Cost cutting will not solve the main problem which is that 40% of AZ's current turnover will be gone in the next couple of years due to patent expiry. You have a strong sales force and have a pipeline which is still a couple of years from delivering siginificant returns as well as excess manufacturing capacity. Demerge the manufacturing business to compete against the generic manufacturers and utilise the sales force you have by increasing the toolkit that they have to sell.

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    Great experience entering as a Entry level Rep

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is great..If you are just entering sales, this would be a good company to start with. They are open to giving people with no experience a chance.

    Cons

    Compensation package really sucks, bonuses are horrible, not sure about current pipeline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation packages need to be more competitive..(salaries, bonuses..etc..

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    managers play favorites and spend most of thier time trying to suck up to their bosses

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

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    They will hire inexperienced reps out of college

    Cons

    They will hire inexperienced reps out of college who they pay much less and only put in enough time til they realize they can make more working for some other company. They used to be interested in hiring people with experience which strengthens the overall team. Instead we experienced reps dont make our team quotas because of the greeness of our team mates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some reps in the field that know what they are doing

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