AstraZeneca

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Exceptional company that typically takes the high road in an increasingly scrutinized industry with growing challenges.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in White Plains, NY
Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in White Plains, NY

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

Pros

* Many strong employees that actually care about patient health
* Solid upper management that has guided the company through many tough times
* Lots of cash-- ready to acquire companies and compounds to build pipeline

Cons

* Patent expiration of blockbusters provides uncertain future
* Collaborative efforts with other pharma companies poses a risk
* Conservative marketing approach allows more aggressive competitors to take advantage with bolder claims

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Keep communication open during times of change
* Create a culture of career advancement
* Focus on strengthening the sales force by making it leaner

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Global Medical Affairs Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Global Medical Affairs Manager in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities and benefits. There are many systems in place so coming up to speed can be like following a template. Also, marketing budgets are adequate. They have a very customer oriented approach to marketing.

    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, etc) that takes on a life of it's own. The biggest con is that people are in constant fear of their jobs and can't speak freely. The company culture changed greatly (in a negative direction) in the 5 years that I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly listen to those closest to the customer and be open to ideas. Welcome that one who isn't going with the flow -- he/she might be the only one brave enough to speak up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company if you have the right manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    benefits compenstation company car freedom

    Cons

    uncertainty unrealistic goals unrealistic job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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