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AstraZeneca in a Death Spiral

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Generous compensation and benefits, nice facilities, business-casual attire.

Cons

Successive rounds of layoffs offset only by new positions in China; recent product failures and weak pipeline including at MedImmune biotech arm; current near-ban on travel, relocations, hiring from the outside and use of outside consultants; timid, risk-averse management; in-bred, protect-each-other culture at the C-suite level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring in fresh blood from other pharmas and, ideally, other industries.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    AstraZeneca on the skids

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Waltham, MA

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Middle management lead effectively with vision and fairness for employees

    Cons

    Unfortunately the upper management act in a top down approach slashing a large number of jobs without understanding the cost to must win projects . Once the head count is reduced they attempt to reassemble a functional organization with key skills sets missing. The loyalty of the remaining generally lower paid staff is diminished and hence they seek opportunities elsewhere.The R&D morale is the lowest level it has ever been and this will impact innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your competitors who have outsourced their R&D and have since brought this work back in house. Since AZ has the facilities and equipment (Fixed assets) in hand the overall cost are lower to do the work in house, The gains in turnaround time and resulting high quality data are obviously essential for 1st in class and best in class medicines necessary to meet unmet medical needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sinking Ship... would not recommend my enemy to work here

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - PSS  in  Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - PSS in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company Car
    Lunches and Catering
    Pay and Bonuses

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Losing Access to Offices
    Corporate Culture is horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the Micromanagement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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