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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Rigorous governance but leads to slow decision making" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "People Oriented Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Upper management is focused on employee's internal growth, which has a great trickle down effect onto mid level management. The company invests in annual meetings for field-based employees to network.

    Cons

    Newer mid level managers hired recently, with inconsistent management styles and opportunities.


  2. "Sr. Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    They have an incredible work/life balance structure.

    Cons

    Quarter bonus are minimal at best.

  3. "It's the People!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Mid level people are terrific and very talented

    Cons

    Need some top tier talent to move to Gaithersburg, MD to continue providing astute leadership. Seems like AZ has to 'settle' with leaders who will move to Gaithersburg.


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    "Sr. Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Mount Vernon, IN
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Mount Vernon, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get hired on right out if college, great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    If you want to move up in the company you will not be able to in the lab. They do not promote within in the lab.


  5. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the Medical Benefits are pretty reasonable

    Cons

    Comp plans are horribly, Mid Level Mgrs are sub-par, pipeline for Cardiology is drying up, and the company has sold off almost all of its Corporate Headquarters Buildings in Delaware so ther's no sense of a feeling of growth and development, and innovation rather a lot of downsizing, and desperation!!!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in YOUR Good people so they won't feel compelled to go outside the company to advance their career!!! And embrace diversity and stand up for ALL people all inclusive of EVERYONE! And stop pretending to say you put patients first.


  6. "Best Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    They really value their employees

    Cons

    IT is going in the right direction


  7. "Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented work life balance

    Cons

    Completely numbers drive n better at goal creation

    Advice to Management

    Look deeper into sales

  8. "Pharmaceutical Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits available

    Cons

    Pipe line, bonus and merit raises limited


  9. "Pharmaceutical Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Great managers, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    IT problems galore, difficult to find what you need in the organization.


  10. "Medical Science Liaison"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    good life work balance, high integrity

    Cons

    limited growth in some regions, slow painful layoff process , inconsistent goals affecting client relations


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