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Good People with Big Challenges

Informatics Scientist (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

ProsOn the whole, AstraZeneca has great people. There are a lot of smart people, particularly in R&D, who know their jobs and actually like working *with* other people.

If you're interested in healthcare or scientific research, want a seriously challenging career and are among the best at what you do, AZ is a good place to spend your time...

AZ also takes work/life balance seriously. So if you have a family, whether that's children or parents or siblings, AZ management tends to be sympathetic to those needs.

ConsA more complex web of matrix management you won't find outside of a government bureaucracy. This provides a huge cost in speed of decision making and in accountability.

Giant patent cliff is coming. Heavy reliance on outsourcing (though this has good points, as well as bad).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Initially challenging and invigorating, then all about keeping your manager happy.

    Global Medical Affairs Manager (Former Employee) Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: Nice facilities and benefits. There are many systems in place so coming up to speed can be like… Cons: Sometimes the systems can smother you and they are always coming up with a new way of doing a certain aspect of marketing (branding, positioning,… Advice to Senior Management: Honestly listen to those closest to the customer and be open to ideas. Welcome that one… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Good company if you have the right manager

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: benefits compenstation company car freedom Cons: uncertainty unrealistic goals unrealistic job Advice to Senior Management: communicate Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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