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AstraZeneca Overview

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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  • Congratulations to our CEO, Pascal Soriot, for being named a 2019 Glassdoor Top CEO in the #UK. Thanks to our team for sharing your feedback and making this possible! We pride ourselves on continually working to offer our colleagues a #greatplacetowork - join our team today: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFlC #LifeatAZ

  • Our Södertälje, Sweden site in the county of Stockholm is our largest manufacturing unit where our colleagues handle the whole of the production process. You'll be challenged and be faced with a multitude of opportunities to develop.

    Outside of the office you'll be surrounded by stunning countryside, cultural towns and iconic Swedish design... Inspiration is never hard to find here - explore yours in Sodertalje: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM4Oe

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AstraZeneca – Why Work For Us?


We are AstraZeneca, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and connected BioPharmaceutical companies. With a strong purpose, an even stronger bond between each of our people and a science-led, patient-first attitude, we’re changing the future of medicine and the impact it can have on lives across the globe. Are you ready for a challenge?

We are more than 65,000 people in over 100 countries. Our aim is simple: to positively impact lives, together. Using the power of science and innovation, our people improve the impact medicine has on patients. Together, we explore the limitless world of science through our impressive product pipeline and we take our understanding of many therapeutic areas to a whole new level by seeking new treatments.

We’re a rare breed: a full-service BioPharmaceutical company that uses technology at every stage – from pipeline to production. Working throughout the medicine life cycle, we work across everything from drug discovery right through to drug delivery. This dedication to the entire process helps us ensure our patients receive the right medicine that improves their lives and makes way for a better future.


For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com

We’re scientists, collaborators, managers, leaders, analysts, doctors, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, doers, drivers, activists, creators and futurists. We’re 65,000 minds across more than 100 countries and 6 continents. We’re a team of people who all share, and are motivated by, the same purpose.

From biological scientists to marketing and financial experts, coming up with the right solutions for the right challenges to drive the next wave of science is a true cross-functional team effort. With five values to guide us, our unique perspectives and ideas always stay true to the goals we have set ourselves.

Our people follow these values because they believe in what they stand for:

  • 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.

The success of AstraZeneca is founded on innovation and creativity.

We know that a team is at its most creative when it is made up of people who think differently from one another, in an environment where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. This shared creativity unlocks challenges and brings new solutions. It fosters continuous innovation, constant learning and propels our growth – for individuals in the team as well as for our company.

Our latest achievements in Inclusion and Diversity: 

The only major pharmaceuticals company represented in the Index, the company achieved a number of top scores and best in class ratings across the Index categories, including for Board and CEO representation, Pipeline from Workforce to Management and Education Programmes.

We were recognized in the Hampton-Alexander review ranking #7 for female representation on Executive Committees and the Direct Reports and the only Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology company to rank in the top 10. 

We continue to work across the business with our colleagues to create environments where they feel safe and able to bring their whole selves to work. You can find out more about our sustainability ambitions by visiting     www.astrazeneca.com/sustainability.html

Are you ready to change lives for the better? To go beyond the normal nine to five to reach innovative goals? And to push the boundaries of scientific research for the future?

Whether you’re a scientist, supply chain specialist or sales expert, when you join us, you take on the opportunity to develop life-changing medicines that impact millions of people every day. Shape your career with us and take on an industry-altering challenge. Explore your potential with new ideas, lifelong learning, and a team that will help you grow. Welcome to AstraZeneca.

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

Start a career that will help improve the lives of millions of people. Take on real responsibility in a supportive and truly innovative environment. Join a group of brilliant minds to solve problems that impact people on a global scale.

There are many career paths and programmes available to you, whatever your level of study, in locations across the globe. Bring your passion to an organisation that will appreciate it and will be dedicated to your development.

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

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Chennai (India)) in April 2017.

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    First interview is Technical interview and interviewer is from Client Astra zeneca .
    After finishing technical round ,HR asked me to submit all my documents education,All companies Experience certificates and last 3 months payslips,Hike letters.once after verification they released the offer.

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    • Why are you coming for contract position from permanent role   1 Answer
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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
  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • Great Place to Work Certified in India, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
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