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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 50 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 (5)

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    The amazing culture did not begin to maturate until the most recent decade which caused for the facility to became outdated over the years to the point where bringing in new products/technologies was not cost beneficial thus causing the site to close (among other business reasons).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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    People were nice and were willing to help out

    Cons

    Older equipment sometimes slowed down work rate

  3. "AstraZeneca and MedImmue - a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with

    Cons

    MedImmune and AZ are not aligned on research pipeline, but getting better


  4. "AAA"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical company that wins the right way

    Cons

    Lack of innovation for selling teams

    Advice to Management

    Move away from reach and frequency sales model


  5. Helpful (1)

    "very hostile work environment, executive leadership clueless"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    well paid, great customers and products

    Cons

    total disconnect of home office and field management, home office thinks we exist to service them instead of customers

    Advice to Management

    let us do what we do best, honor your commitments to your customers and your field management,


  6. "Great Company with a bright future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Great pay, and benefits. Very Flexible and open minded.

    Cons

    Management is hard at work trying to improve, but middle management is still spotty and not all great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Good things take time, but overall its great whats happening.


  7. "Good and fast pace company"

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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

    Has good compensation and benefit package. Fats pace environment with good leadership.

    Cons

    Offshoring of workforce to cheaper alternatives.

  8. "Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist"

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

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial mindset, supportive, great people.

    Cons

    Facing a rebuilding time period

    Advice to Management

    Improve transparency


  9. "Lab services"

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    Current Employee - Lab Services in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Services in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, always learning new things, great management

    Cons

    No room for growth, sometimes there is not enough communication and with having no room to grow many are in the same position for years taking on many other duties.

    Advice to Management

    I always like to work with companies who give employees a chance to grow from within.


  10. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Director
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and passionate about helping patients. Leadership is open to innovation and uses a number of methods to engage employees at all levels. Great culture for people development. Lots of growth coming in the future.

    Cons

    Legacy primary care company - a little behind for specialty medicines and a lot behind for gene therapy. Working to become more patient-centric but not a leader in this space yet.

    Advice to Management

    Advance the pipeline with more innovative medicines and technologies


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