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Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1913
Company - Public (AZN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society ... Read more

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  • Our entrepreneurial spirit, strong sense of scientific curiosity and collaboration are some of the reasons why Science Magazine named AstraZeneca as a Top Employer! Learn more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ2Jk

    It's official: AstraZeneca and MedImmune ranked a top place for scientists to work by Science

    Mene Pangalos, Head of AstraZeneca's Innovative Medicines and Early Development (IMED) Biotech Unit says: "Any time you walk into our labs, you can see, hear and feel the infectious enthusiasm for scientific innovation. We provide the cutting-edge technology and facilities but it's our fantastic scientists who bring their intellectual curiosity and exceptional skills, drive and dedication to deliver life-changing new medicines."

  • We have been proud to support the Cambridge e-Luminate festival. It was uplifting to see Cambridge bathed in colour, in a celebration of the infinite possibilities created by light at the intersection of art and science: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ7w4

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AstraZeneca – Why Work For Us?


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines.

Our Purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We believe the best way we can achieve our Purpose is to put science at the centre of everything we do. Science defines who we are. It is why we come to work every day and is part of our DNA. But this is only half of the story. We know that we do not have all the answers. We want to share ideas because we believe it results in better medicines. We want the way we work to be inclusive, open and collaborative. This approach runs through all that we do.

We focus on three main therapy areas – Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) and Respiratory – and we are also selectively active in the areas of autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection. To put ourselves in the best position to push the boundaries of science, we seek to leverage our combination of capabilities, which encompass both small molecules and biologics, and include immunotherapies and developing innovative delivery devices that can offer choice to patients. These are reinforced by a strong focus on personalised healthcare capabilities, which aim to match medicines only to those patients who will benefit from them. Our teams also work alongside the world's leading academic and biotech research institutions to stimulate innovation and evaluate emerging technologies such as Modified RNA and CRISPR genome editing.

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com

Our purpose and values help explain why we exist, what we hope to accomplish, the behaviours we value, how we will achieve our goals, and the promise of our brand to our stakeholders.

We push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Our purpose underpins everything we do. It gives us a reason to come to work every day. It reminds us why we exist as a company. It helps us deliver benefits to patients and create value for shareholders. It also sets the context for our employees’ activities and the roles of our teams, partners and other collaborators.

We follow the science.

We put patients first.

We play to win.

We do the right thing.

We are entrepreneurial.

Our values determine how we work together and the behaviours that are integral to our drive for success. Our values guide our decision making, define our beliefs and foster a strong AstraZeneca culture.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world.

This is your chance to get involved in a truly exciting mission. At AstraZeneca, we believe that the best way we can help patients is to push the boundaries of science. We uncover the ways diseases work and then discover new, targeted medicines that can change lives. 

We commit to areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine. So working here means having the freedom to think big and work together to make the impossible a reality. And every single person who works here has a part to play in our mission.

Whatever your role, when you work with us you can be sure that your work has real purpose.

Click to find out more https://careers.astrazeneca.com

Start a career that will help improve life for millions. Take on real responsibility in a supportive, dynamic environment that's fuelled by innovation. Work with brilliant minds to solve important problems. 

There are many career paths and programmes available to you, whatever your level of study, in locations across the globe. Begin channelling your passion with us.

To find out more visit https://careers.astrazeneca.com/students

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    Culture, cooperation, collaborative efforts, focused goals, great transparency and communication, ability to develop and work cross-functionally for personal and peer development.

    Cons

    The amazing culture did not begin to maturate until the most recent decade which caused for the facility to became outdated over the years to the point where bringing in new products/technologies was not cost beneficial thus causing the site to close (among other business reasons).

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    Keep fostering that incredible culture of employee empowerment and focused customer service and cross-functional collaboration with a common goal in any future endeavors so that the industry continues to grow and exponentially efficient rates as witnessed in over a decade at AZ.

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    applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AstraZeneca. Behavioral questions were asked. It was a very corporate and routine interview but straight forward. They pretty much stuck to a script. I actually found it interesting and easy.

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AstraZeneca Awards & Accolades

  • The UK's 50 Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2014
  • China's Top Employers, Corporate Research Foudnation (CRF) Institute, 2012
  • Happiest Companies for Young Professionals, Forbes, 2012
  • Best Places to Work in Industry, The Scientist, 2011
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