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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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Pros
  • they offer great benefits and a good work/life balance (in 136 reviews)

  • Good benefits and overall culture (in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance is loaded specially if you intend to develop fast in your career (in 31 reviews)

  • I consider this a capital mistake in vision at the senior management level (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "A company that cares about its employees!"

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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

    Competitive pay and benefits
    Patient focused
    Great culture
    Continuous improvement driven

    Cons

    IT systems need improvement
    Tendency to move the same core people around into different roles vs. providing opportunities for others

    Advice to Management

    Focus on implementing systems that are simple, efficient, and work for the users


  2. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alderley Park, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alderley Park, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good development opportunities

    Very competitive salary and benefits

    Leadership is passionate about science

    Cons

    Large amount of change and uncertainty


  3. "Good Company, nice environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice environment
    good equilibrium work/life
    international environment

    Cons

    not so good salary
    not enough communication between colleagues
    bad relocation services


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  5. "Good place to work for technical people"

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    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    We follow the science, so this is improving the life of engineers and scientists in the company

    Cons

    Large company managed in Europe, so can be many early morning phone calls to collaborate


  6. "De belles perspectives"

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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

    Stratégie de développement et opportunités de carrière

    Cons

    Grande mobilité requise vers les pays principaux : UK, US, Suede

    Advice to Management

    Plus de flexibilité sur la localisation permet de retenir les talents


  7. "Worked as Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Best Place to work/ Friendly Environment

    Cons

    No cons as far as i know


  8. "Doing more with less"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, reasonable hours. The people are great.

    Cons

    Constant change and frequent reorganizations. Constant sense of pressure to meet targets in order to stay employed.


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Director in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    promising new medicines in oncology and biologics

    Cons

    many employees stretched to cover gaps as employees leave


  10. "Normal corporate pharma company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting portfolio. Lots of work. Some good people and lots of energy from some. Some people still a little bit slow and want to debate every detail.

    Cons

    Interesting portfolio. Lots of work. Lots of people leaving and shifting around of responsibilities and contracts etc. So you meet more people in 12 months than I have met in 5 years in my prior company. Bit chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reduce the meetings. There is too much work to do to spend hours discussing/debating things of minor consequence.


  11. "pharmaceutical sales specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    decent pay and company car

    Cons

    large, don't care about the employees, just an number,


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