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Disappointing - the most qualified candidates are typically not promoted.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

I worked at AstraZeneca

Pros

There are opportunities for working 1/2 day Fridays and for telecommuting, depending on what department you're in and what kind of manager you have. Good salaries, benefits, etc.

Cons

Work/life balance is a joke, jobs are often eliminated or "restructured" based on management's whim and their like/dislike for certain individuals. The most qualified candidates are typically not promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop micro-managing every little thing. Most of the mid-level employees can do their own jobs and yours (and better than you can) without someone looking over their shoulders 24/7.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Scientist in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Department was a close knit group and management was very knowledgeable and fair. Fully matching 401K and decent company funded retirement plan.

    Cons

    Decision to close research site in Wilmington. Hard to get promoted in scientific ladder. Asked to do more with less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you need scientists to discover new compounds and to make sure they are safe. Don't close any mores sites in the US.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Wouldn't work there again

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Salary, company car, 401K, benefits

    Cons

    management, large territory, constant teleconferences,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire DM's straight from corporate. They have no clue what it's like to carry a bag

    Doesn't Recommend
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