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Very good company to work for although could do with better communication

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Current Employee - Medical Affairs Executive in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Medical Affairs Executive in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at AstraZeneca

Pros

Good package, flexible working, good level of recognition. There is concerted effort to be ethical and improve working standards. Opportunities for career progression are fairly good.

Cons

Lack of coordination and little communication between different parts of organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve communication from top to downwords and within different departments. It will certainly improve productivity as people in different brands are doing similar things isolated to each other.

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    Start living in the real world. Become competitive, not cosy.

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    The pay is good, and some of the people are good.

    Cons

    Massively over-manned and over-managed. When anyone else would have one person doing a job, AZ has at least 3, and four extra layers of managers and directors. Instead of merging Astra and Zeneca - both of which were fat and overmanned - they just added them together and put in a couple of extra layers of directors and managers. Having grown fat and lazy with great stock programmes, folk just turn up for work and don't seek the improvements in how the business works that will shortly be needed for survival. The whole culture is just waiting for the next "blockbuster" drug that will make them all real comfortable again. They don't realise that their old model of blockbusters and stupid healthcare plans and governments paying them too much just will not work in the future. The folk from N. America intensely dislike the Brits, the Brits hate the folk from N America, and the Swedes get pushed around by the Americans and Brits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the organisation by 40% and reduce the number of managers and directors and VPs by 60%. Change the top of the HR team so that you have some really capable people there. Stop the nonsense about "Globalisation". It is costing you so much money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Listen to staff more, get 'seen' at all levels and walk the talk.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Alderley Edge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Alderley Edge, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    A company doing good for humanity, doing great things to help healthcare and patients in need

    Cons

    Slow, lots of red tape, too established in old ways and outdated methods of doing things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultural change needed and don't fall into trap of being too american!! AZ thrives on its Anglo Swedish heritage please don't let it become another US Corporate 'clone

    Disapproves of CEO
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