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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • Work / Life balance is loaded specially if you intend to develop fast in your career (in 38 reviews)

  • pipeline, senior management, constant change (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Best job I've had"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Supportive but laid back management. Interesting challenging projects to work on. Flexible working hours. I was a contractor and the pay was very good.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. No issues.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Team Member Period in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Member Period in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work culture in the company

    Cons

    policies and politics in the company

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Empowers it's employees, strong career development ethic

    Cons

    Large organisation with departments able to make unilateral decisions

    Advice to Management

    Ensure total alignment to strategy


  4. "AstraZeneca is a Good Place to Work"

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    Former Contractor - Operations Planner in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Operations Planner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    AstraZeneca is not just a multinational in operations, it is also truly multicultural and international in its staffing

    Cons

    I did not stay long enough AT AstraZeneca to notice any frustrating aspect. I hope to go back after my current studies - if the opportunity presents

    Advice to Management

    As a truly global brand AstraZeneca, please keep going for the best hires around the globe and do not be deterred by harsh migration policies by poorly informed self-serving politicians


  5. "Exciting times @astrazeneca"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really science led company, open innovation approach. The true contributions to science make me proud. Good career opportunities for talent, very open culture. Transforming the company into a modern, agile, flexible company with a start up feel.

    Cons

    High ambition, high workload, not always enough resource to deliver. Getting through challenging years re revenue. More attention to middle management and their way of working would be good.


  6. "promotion prospects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of people with a real passion for the work AZ does - this surprised me.
    Good pay and benefits
    Good development opportunities

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement as the company is contracting
    A little bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    help people plan their careers better and provide more structure - good seasoned professionals will work there and move on if there is no opportunity, the "lifers" and those with less ambition will stay and that doesn't help a company respond to changing business needs flexibily


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global, multinational company, with a real scope for a promotion, excellent salary and benefits package, adult culture (no micromanaging, flexible working hours).

    Cons

    Office politics - but it's a large company so that can happen. It's best not to participate in a hearsay

    Advice to Management

    Company with good leaders, not much advice, keep up a good work

  8. "HR Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pipeline. Strong Leadership. Global reach in both primary and secondary care.

    Cons

    Complexity requires strong cross functional collaboration which is an ongoing challenge.


  9. "MBA Summer Intern - pleasant experience"

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    Former Employee - MBA Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - MBA Summer Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Your ideas are listened to and given feedback on.
    2. Scope for personal development - meet some of the best minds in the company
    3. Work from home when necessary

    Cons

    1. On boarding process can be slow


  10. "AZ"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Therapy Account Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Therapy Account Specialist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training, people and brands.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on who you know rather than capability


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