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Excellent company to work for

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in Westborough, MA
Former Employee - Manager in Westborough, MA

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good benefits, good people... There is a fantastic culture at AZ and it shows in its people. They are good with work life balance.

Cons

The company is downsizing in the manufacturing market and the pipeline is not that great, but they are investing heavily in research

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not a happy place to work anymore

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and annual bonus, flex-time

    Cons

    Most everything else, especially culture of rank and yank

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old guard and bring in all new people with ideas of their own, less willing to delegate all decisions to consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company to work for......6 years ago!

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products before generics became available
    Excellent benefits and salary
    Good training program in Wilmington

    Cons

    Memorized product "messages"
    Measure "reach", "frequency" and "computer screen shown" as opposed to sales results and abilities
    Shed experienced reps for less expensive reps
    Very poor outlook for the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what worked in the past for R&D when the blockbusters drugs were developed. Capitalize on the talent in your sales force rather than losing credibility and access with the "share of voice" pod selling mentality. I think that the industry has reached the level of diminishing returns from that methodology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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