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AstraZeneca Director Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2019

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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
59 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    people development, teaching ground, collaborative environment

    Cons

    lots of governance, management change, lower pay that competition

    AstraZeneca2019-06-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Director in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Care about their employee's wellbeing

    Cons

    Constant reorgs across the entire company

    AstraZeneca2019-07-31
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Excellent science and passion for helping patients

    Cons

    Many layers of bureaucracy to work through which slows work

    AstraZeneca2019-08-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Innovation and Patients"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative pipeline. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Timelines tense and at times aspirational.

    AstraZeneca2019-07-06
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Major cultural issues"

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    Former Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic products and R&D. Patient first approach. Highly collaborative externally

    Cons

    East coast competitive culture fosters poor people development, low EQ of leaders, archaic approaches to maximizing team talent, environment rife for giant egos to dominate at expense of smart creative approaches.

    Advice to Management

    Listen! Empower your HR department to drive cultural change. Foster collaboration, break down silos. Reward and recognize. Think - you don’t know everything, and leverage your talent.

    AstraZeneca2019-07-03
  6. "AZ Not What it Used to be"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good comp and benefits.

    Cons

    No work life balance and tons of turnover. Not a fun place to work ever

    Advice to Management

    Move out the old staff leaders and be transparent.

    AstraZeneca2019-02-21
  7. "Reorg Reorg"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director 

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Location, pay, fabulous onsite gym and other amenities

    Cons

    Watch out for your back. Reorg after Reorg

    AstraZeneca2019-02-19
  8. "Great place to work - Amazing People"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Brandywine, DE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits - work/life balance - work from home

    Cons

    Hurry up and wait mentality can at times disturb project progress and affect morale.

    Advice to Management

    Give more clarity to the people who are actually doing the work

    AstraZeneca2019-01-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth, training, opportunities, patient focus, flexibility

    Cons

    Busy busy! Sometimes unrealistic timelines

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and keeping up the great work.

    AstraZeneca2018-10-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Information Technology"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company embraces and adopts new technology very quickly.

    Cons

    Lack of disciple at the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Allow talented mid level managers to have more control.

    AstraZeneca2018-09-27
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