AstraZeneca

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A stepping stone for a better position

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Albany, NY
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Albany, NY

I have been working at AstraZeneca

Pros

Top four reasons to work for AZ: Pay, Benefits, vacation time

Cons

If you are not part of the good ol boy network you have no shot on moving upward in your career, and you become a target for the tenured sales force (with managements blessing) to be the next one out. The back stabbing in the Albany district made it a horrible place to work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Judge people on merrit not on the word of others!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Flexible hours and very professional

    Cons

    Job security is not there, but that's the case for the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Smart people, great work/life balance and benefits, but no career growth

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Everyone is very bright. Projects change frequently and involve advanced science so they are quite interesting. Benefits are very good and work/life balance is excellent; flex time, vacation and work at home opportunities plus a deep understanding and respect for health and family commitments. A 9 to 5 job that is not boring. People stay for years and are very loyal to the company. Some charismatic new top-level management that may help eventually.

    Cons

    Management is dealing with a poor pipeline by having massive layoffs. Morale is poor. IT support is appalling. Decisions are very slow to happen and slow to be implemented; bureaucratic snags tie up IT projects for years. There is no recognition for a job well done. Heavy-handed attempts at behavioral control from HR are ignored. Communication is done by nuance, so mixed messages abound, and backstabbing is common. Very hierarchical and political; if you are not politically adept, you will not advance here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy a company with a pipeline so the layoffs can stop. Hold people to behavioral standards that are in every "objectives" document - in addition to compliance training, provide behavioral training. Hire managers that respect their employees. Instead of opting for "continuity" in management, clean out middle management and start over. Hire a VP of internal communications to try to get communications jump-started. Flatten management structures to reduce hierarchy and bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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