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AstraZeneca is a great place to work

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

I have been working at AstraZeneca

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits, work/life balance, quality of coworkers with regard to dedication and competence. AZ is committed to staying focused on bringing new medicines to the market and paying attention to any possible safety issues early on to enhance patient safety. While profits are important to all businesses, AstraZeneca puts patient safety first.

Cons

There is a lot of red tape involved with all aspects of job performance... many forms and processes for everything. There is a very corporate feel about AZ... it's definitely not a place where you can feel that you are part of a family (which can be both good and bad).

Advice to Management

Keep staying ahead of the industry with regard to how AZ handles the changing environment. Make the paperwork associated with performance management less of a burden on employees.

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    Be cautious of pharma

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    Current Employee - PSS in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - PSS in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Financial payout is consistent and solid. National company supported by very strong brands.

    Cons

    Feedback on performance is lpoor. Consistently poor communication internally. Company promotes worklife balance but in many roles this is nearly impossible to achieve. Downsizing is leading to more responsibility within each role and overall less roles to go in to.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication. Improve evaluation of "leadership". Stop hiring based on relationships and start hiring based on performance.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Lots of opportunity if you are able to work in a political environment

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    Former Employee - Market Research Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Market Research Manager in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on the specific department and manager, there is the opportunity to take advantage of a lot of flexible work practices including job-sharing, telecommuting, and alternate schedules. As long as the work is getting done, most managers don't care about enforcing specific work hours. Great for self-motivated people.

    Cons

    Shifting priorities make it difficult to do any long-range projects. This is probably true in any pharma company. Senior management and many above-manager level promotions are almost entirely driven by politics and personal relationships - again, probably true in any large company.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. A lot of times they are saying that one thing is important and focusing on something else.

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