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poor leadership

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Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist in Austin, TX

I have been working at AstraZeneca

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

As a non-white-male employee, I was not discriminated against. The benefits package was good and we were given company cars. PTO was fair and for a little while the bonuses were decent.

Cons

The marketing decisions of upper level management were extremely poor, putting sales reps at a disadvantage. Also, the price-fixing violations hurt the reputation of the company and undermined the integrity of the sales team.

Advice to Management

Listen to the ideas of managers who are on the field level.

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  1. Comfortable and frustrating place to work for IS individuals

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    Current Employee - IS Architect in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - IS Architect in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture is very supportive and people oriented. You can maintain a worklife balance and advance your career at the same time. Overall compensation is above average compared to other industries.

    Cons

    Culture is very forgiving and supportive, so that is a double edged sword when you need to drop the hammer on vendors and partners--they are not held accountable for mistakes which is a shame. In the IS organization, many functions are outsourced and the competency of SI partners are average, so vendor management skills are more emphasized. There are few areas where you will find thought leadership and innovation and the general skill level of IS employees are not being developed.

    Advice to Management

    Improve vendor management and accountability. Ensure leaders develop their functional compentency and leadership skills before they are promoted.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Political incompetently lead environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are in sales it is a wonderful place. They do not make people work hard. Many of the hangers on make a career out of taking credit for other people's work.

    Cons

    You will not have many opportunities if you are not in sales. They do not value specialization; they want everyone to be a generalist. Hard work will work against you.

    Advice to Management

    Add mandatory retirement after so many years in executive role. Short your stock.


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