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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • strict - work/life balance - stress (in 45 reviews)

  • Senior management have a lack of interest and empathy for individuals (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, great team, flexible

    Cons

    Poor management, middle management needs an update

    Advice to Management

    You hire great people with great ideas... listen to them.


  2. "Good job, big challenge, well remunerated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, interesting projects and a sense of an improving company culture. Very good base package plus benefits, flexible working.

    Cons

    Hard work, sometimes stressful. A stronger emphasis on training would be preferred. Sometimes there are disparities between different department perks (such as whether you can fly business class).

  3. "Associate Principal Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, not a lot of pressure, good life-work balance, managers stay out of your way as long as you do your job well

    Cons

    Too much politics. Not a clear science ladder. Promoting mainly women to reach a 50% equality (which makes it very discriminating). Too many people with fuzzy objectives like "improving culture"

    Advice to Management

    Stablish a true scientific ladder based on science and merits. Set up clear criteria for promotions, increase transparency regarding salaries and rewards


  4. "Great people, interesting science"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people, passionate about science, busy but reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    advancement opportunities are not always timely


  5. "Electrical Instrumentation tech"

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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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money, vacation, retirement, experience and education

    Cons

    Management, politics, schedule, empty promises


  6. "Changing AZ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good amenities.

    Cons

    Changes are handled very poorly


  7. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Very good culture
    Challenging & interesting work
    Good career development opportunities

    Cons

    Processes are a little slow

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Clinical Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Medical Affairs Clinical Account Director in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Medical Affairs Clinical Account Director in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and culture and great medicines

    Cons

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    Advice to Management

    Listen and look


  9. "Return to growth"

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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

    great pipeline
    focus on individual development
    great mentors/approachable staff from various Business Units

    Cons

    slow to change
    risk averse
    simplification/innovation is a buzz word without many walking the talk
    few opportunities within AZ unless you are mobile/at HQ


  10. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment and benefits

    Cons

    none really awesome place to work


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