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AstraZeneca Luton Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Luton, East of England, England (UK)

3.0
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
2 Ratings

3 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • they offer great benefits and a good work/life balance (in 135 reviews)

  • Overall an excellent company to work for with good benefits (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • Although they talk about work life balance it can be challenging when you are trying g to meet metrics (in 29 reviews)

  • I consider this a capital mistake in vision at the senior management level (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "It was the most amazing work experience i have ever had in my total career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are very supportive caring and fun company to work for, always make public holidays fun and the product launches are well informed .

    Cons

    I was in a department that got oursourced to a third party


  2. "Getting better at people development but still a way to go before it's up there with benchmark organisations."

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    Current Employee - Market Access Manager in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Market Access Manager in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great science developing all the time, really wonderful people (for the most part!). Very supportive of further education and academic learning on the job. Reasonable benefit package on par with the industry.

    Cons

    Too much overlap between roles in various layers of the organisation, too much committee based decision making so decisions don't get made fast enough. Performance not always managed we'll by some managers. Career progression is politically motivated not based on transparent criteria.

    Advice to Management

    Look a bit closer at some of the management behaviours. Need greater transparency in people development, clearer behavioural & capabilities mapping for how to move to the next job, and better and more consistent management of people's performance.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Affairs Executive in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Medical Affairs Executive in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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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