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Great Company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

AstraZeneca cares a lot about keeping their employees happy. They allow you to be flexible as long as you can still meet the company's goals and execution guidelines. There is a lot if growth opportunity if you are willing to work hard and re- locate. There employ a lot of smart people so you can learn a ton.

Cons

There are not a lot of growth opportunities if you are not willing to re-locate or happen to live close to DE. The workload can get very heavy very heavy at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stick with a specific strategy for a bit longer so you can truly evaluate it's effectiveness before changing direction.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continuously Evolving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, for the most part good work-life balance, flexible schedules, diversity focused. Potential for remote working once/week.

    Cons

    Difficult to keep focused when the ax is always swinging over head, due to cuts or potential cuts. The uncertainty however is what most in pharma are experiencing today. Flatter and flatter organization good and bad. Promotions are taking longer and longer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK place to work, but don't count on a long career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are good. Policies on telecommuting, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, etc. are very employee friendly.

    Wilmington, DE campus is nice.

    Cons

    I recommend AstraZeneca only as a job for "right now," not a career.

    Stress level is high. Workload is high. Few people take all their vacation days. Many leaders and employees have difficulty with this environment which causes poor interpersonal behavior and decision making.

    Formerly critical functions such as Clinical Development, Medical Information and customer facing Sales are broadly outsourced now.

    Employee headcount is being shifted out of the US and Western Europe and into emerging markets of Latin America, Russia and China. Solid business strategy, but career opportunities in the US have shrunk drastically.

    Promotions are offered first to the small "talent pool," excluding average employees from even applying for many jobs.

    Formal development programs are available only for very senior executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select only those employees and leaders who support the company strategy and changes. Let go those who are only passing time waiting for their severance package and retirement benefits.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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