AstraZeneca

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I was taught to sell there years ago.

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Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in New York, NY
Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in New York, NY

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

Pros

Promotes from within.
Familial feeling
Management easily accessible
Thus far, products with a clear benefit to patients
Patient centered sales initiatives

Cons

Alot of time spent focusing on comlpliance and not sales
Doesn't launch drugs very well

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    AstraZeneca is a solid company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Strong products and product recognition from our customers. AstraZeneca provides so many tools to help you plan and sell. I appreciate their high standard for ethics and emphasis, "Do the Right Thing".

    Cons

    Overemphasis on personal development which is a distraction to business planning and selling in the field. There is no uniform way how to sell pharmaceuticals or selling in general. Different managers I worked for had his/her own sales theory which made it confusing for the whole team and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field Reps are paid to create and work a business plan in support of marketing's brand strategy. Let us do what we do best, sell in the field. Don't distract our business planning and field time with the individual development plan and confusing scorecard template.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Exceptional company that typically takes the high road in an increasingly scrutinized industry with growing challenges.

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    • 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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