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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated April 22, 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • strict - work/life balance - stress (in 48 reviews)

  • Sometimes decision making is slow and bureaucratic, tendency to revisit decisions; Sometimes discard the old in favor of the new too soon (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Lead Microbiologist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, cooperation, collaborative efforts, focused goals, great transparency and communication, ability to develop and work cross-functionally for personal and peer development.

    Cons

    The amazing culture did not begin to maturate until the most recent decade which caused for the facility to became outdated over the years to the point where bringing in new products/technologies was not cost beneficial thus causing the site to close (among other business reasons).

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering that incredible culture of employee empowerment and focused customer service and cross-functional collaboration with a common goal in any future endeavors so that the industry continues to grow and exponentially efficient rates as witnessed in over a decade at AZ.


  2. "Awesome experience over past 7 years"

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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

    Lots of opportunity to use existing skills and develop new ones to pursue new career paths within the company. Also, everyone is nice at AZ - from executive level to assistants. Teams come together to do the right thing for patients.

    Cons

    1. Consensus decisions
    2. Misalignment between global and local teams due to large company size

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep shareholders happy and keep the pipeline strong

  3. "SFE Manager"

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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

    Excellent career development with exceptional Excellent training

    Cons

    Negatively affects work life balance


  4. "Great company, solid products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Respiratory Specialty Team in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Respiratory Specialty Team in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managers are supportive and reward effort. Excellent products, making sales objectives reasonable and attainable. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Low starting salary. It takes awhile, but if you show consistent, solid performance and contribute to your team's overall success, it will get noticed.


  5. "AZ BioOps Frederick, MD"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Undoubtedly the best leadership and management I've encountered professionally.

    Cons

    very limited, minor and isolated cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on leadership, coaching, development and driving accountability for business performance and operational excellence.


  6. "Values Employees"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company treats employees with respect

    Cons

    None different than any other pharma companies


  7. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To work with scientific group is more advance

    Cons

    Short term job opportunity, need to work for long term

    Advice to Management

    good

  8. "Pharmaceutical Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Great company to work for. They care about their employees and their development.
    Company care provided
    Salary is fair

    Cons

    High turnover of management
    Difficult to get promoted


  9. "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Very pleasant work culture. Great mutual respect and team work spirit among coworkers. Management is demanding but supportive.

    Cons

    Focus on global working and very little small group autonomy. Micromanagment is an issue. Rigorous governance but leads to slow decision making.


  10. "Production Technician I"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician I in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Production Technician I in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays very well. Amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Rewards mediocrity. Promotes individuals based on silly projects rather than job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our jobs. Reward us for doing a good job. Settle down with the extra bureaucracy.


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