AstraZeneca

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Not for the faint hearted

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Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Macclesfield, England (UK)
Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Macclesfield, England (UK)

I worked at AstraZeneca

Pros

It's a lovely physical working environment, beautiful surroundings and nice offices. There's a pub onsite, a shop and lovely walks in the summer. There is always plenty of legal work so you'll never get bored and people are generally nice, educated and polite.

Cons

You need to be aggressive, focused and ambitious to get ahead at AZ. It's very much who you know, not how well you do. Managers have been there for years and don't want to go anywhere else, so they are not particularly progressive (eg flexible working as an alien concept when I was there). Salaries are not the highest and bonuses tend to be on the low side, but that depends on where you are in the organisation. I worked like a dog on a long term project and was given a bonus of £2k whereas the project manager's bonus enabled him to buy a house in Italy! Hmmm, bit of a mismatch there since I probably spent longer on the project than he did.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Step out of the past and into the future which involves trusting employees more to work flexibly and remotely. Reward employees for a job well done and stop focusing so much on managers who are usually only productive because they have a good team supporting them.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    work with you to suceed

    Cons

    I needed a larger territory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Large company, pays well, room to move around, always busy with recent layoffs

    Cons

    Pharma industry as a whole is shaky right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More personality, every one is on pins and needles

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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