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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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  • Work / Life balance is loaded specially if you intend to develop fast in your career (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. "AZ "values""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    The pay is fantastic

    Cons

    Management is extremely untrustworthy and gets away with doing anything wrong while the employees get cut for making ONE mistake. Some of management have dip in their mouth on the production floor where open product is exposed. Very biased on their hiring process.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  2. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Offers very affordable Medical benefits

    Cons

    Understaffed, with no clarity on direction, constant changes in directions depending on who is at the reign

  3. "Director"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are good.

    Cons

    This company is sinking fast. They employ and promote the incompetent and ignore anyone who wants to make improvements or even suggests that something could be done more efficiently or more streamlined. Everything takes 10 times longer than it needs to due to restrictive, antiquated policies and constant turn-over and re-creating the wheel. They have no concept of what it really is like to care for patients and do not utilize the expertise of either external or internal collaborators. The culture is not at all nurturing and is down right adversarial and punitive to those who are new and not part of the dead wood that continues to implement non-sensical restrictions through repeated useless meetings that go nowhere except backwards. Stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and look at what is happening.


  4. "AZ review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Great 401k and pension plan

    Cons

    Check the box reps and managers- outdated sales model


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior endocrine specialist"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k, pipe line, potential

    Cons

    No development
    No management positions
    No company identity

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan for retaining good employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Culture change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary still good, culture has completely changed

    Cons

    Blame culture, no collaboration, metrics not patient/science driven


  7. Helpful (1)

    "AstraZeneca has no soul anymore"

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    Current Employee - CV Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CV Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Compensation for Sales Reps
    Very Good Insurance and cost compared to other jobs
    Company Car
    I have some great customers to call on

    Cons

    Massive Cuts to Employees- 700 cuts announced Dec 8, effective Dec 8. It was bloodbath
    AZ no longer has a soul, The old AZ would never had done that surprise 2 wks before Christmas
    The Top Leadership including CEO are just about cutting jobs so year end bonuses are good, shareholders are happy and poise the company to sell.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to sell the company, sell the company. But you need to remember that human beings work for you and treat them that way. Try to have a conscience and even a little sense of responsibility for the people who work so hard for you every day, so you can enjoy your fabulous life!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pharnaceutical sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great perks (standard in the industry)

    Cons

    "Do as I say and don't have a brain or suffer the consequences" type management style. Toxic environment. Highly toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Give as much praise to those who don't kiss butt but do their job well as you do to those who knew as your butt but do just a ok job.


  9. "Astrazeneca"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representattive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representattive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    samples are sent thru the mail

    Cons

    poor upper management that translate to poor lower management

    Advice to Management

    get your act together


  10. "Sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    professional customer base, positive work environment when with the customers.

    Cons

    Very judgmental on its employees, executes gender and age bias in promotions and job evaluations. Loved the work, was not treated well as seniority advanced.


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