AstraZeneca

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Toxic corporate culture

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Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Alderley, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Alderley, England (UK)

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Nice facilities, well-funded labs, nice working environment, flexible benefits.

Cons

Forced-ranking produces toxic culture that focusses on picking on the negatives and finding easy victims. Works on a system of favourites and old-boys networks - it's more important who you're friends with than what you do. Culture is one of fear and paranoia.

Constant reorganisations, cuts and closures.

Rapidly declining revenues due to patent expiries make for a very uncertain future.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Forced ranking didn't work at Enron, it killed innovation at Microsoft and it's doing the same to AZ.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    AstraZeneca is a company in IT decline

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect

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

    Pros

    People are dedicated, motivated and intelligent. Employee compensation is very good.

    Cons

    Company has no R&D to speak of with limited prospects near term. Financials are driving re-organizations across the company. Talented folks are being let go. IT innovation is starting to develop but that will take a few more years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting a positive spin on everything. Tell the realistic truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Well hygeine

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

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

    Pros

    In Astra you have lot of oppurunitiesto grow your carrier

    Cons

    To much internal poltices with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give equal oppurunities to all employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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