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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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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. "Pharmaceutical sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No room for professional growth and pay increase.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "information scientist"

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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

    work with teams was encouraged

    Cons

    job could be high stress at times

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, development opportunities, values its employees.

    Cons

    The company scaled down infrastructure. This has resulted in difficulty for field sales at times to perform at its best.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from BSO group."

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, nice people to work for.

    Cons

    Always some rotten apples in management with too much politics. Performance reviews make no sense for non managers. Company going through some troubles with every year restructure.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job and reward people that really work, even if you don't like them.


  5. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work life policy

    Cons

    Was too far away from current location or would have never left


  6. "AZ Frederick mfg center"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the site, there is some room to grow. Although it has been downhill for the past two years, there are some good benefits.

    Cons

    They have been incorporating LEAN. They do not wish to invest in their employees.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice at this time.


  7. "Great, but start-up is hard"

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    Current Contractor - Instructional Designer in Boulder, CO
    Current Contractor - Instructional Designer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team. Very dedicated, knowledgeable, and welcoming

    Cons

    They are behind schedule which leads to a lot of uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where the value is for you right now and don't give up on top-notch employees just because you are behind schedule

  8. "AZ in review"

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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

    Benefits were the best part.

    Cons

    Compensation could have been better over the long term


  9. "Good company, poor advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good company with solid processes and personnel.

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunity; need larger presence in US


  10. "Good science but tough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good science. Management listens. Good development opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of work - work/like balance challenging


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