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.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1.  

    Good eductors

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    good training that is ongoing
    good work life balance
    excellent products

    Cons

    Nothing ever seems good enough
    arrogant culture
    dont like people with different opinions to their own
    boys club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break the mould.one glove does not fit all

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A pharmaceutical company with great products and robust pipeline but bad management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Lots of talented and smart people
    Vast learning opportunities - majority of people share information freely
    People from different departments work well with each other

    Cons

    Too much politics
    Unfair compensation for those working on weekends
    No work/life balance
    Management fail to retain talented people and fail to remove the troublemakers. Fail to reward those who REALLY work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and identify those who contribute to the success of the company. Reward them accordingly. Its time to learn that those who are good at talking are ONLY good at that. They do not work. All they do is talk and claim all the glory.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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