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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Work / Life balance is loaded specially if you intend to develop fast in your career (in 36 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from BSO group."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Business Insights"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Leader in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Leader in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, passionate, trying to do the right things to move the business. Many show an urgency to improve the business.

    Cons

    Management can often flip flop and have a hard time making strategic direction decisions. Training and development while better, people still often do their own thing so a lack of consistency in approach and output, which sometimes ignored or missed best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear in directions and priorities, you can do it all and hedge all the bets you do have to make decisions and clearly communicate the reasons to employees. Continue to increase training and development, different ways of doing things is great when people all understand a standard operating procedure, but more need to understand best practices in marketing.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good learning experience but currently feels unstable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Development Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Development Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary; large company with many opportunities for changing career path, department, or location; nice campus with great facilities (fitness center, cafe).

    Cons

    Numerous reorganizations resulting in layoffs over the last 10 years; lack of consistent long-term strategy; political/bureaucratic environment; lack of work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Constant reorganizations are resulting in top talent leaving the organization and demotivation of the remaining employees


  4. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "AZ Frederick mfg center"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "AZ in review"

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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

    Pros

    Benefits were the best part.

    Cons

    Compensation could have been better over the long term


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Could do better...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medimmune, Great pipeline, Great CEO,

    Cons

    Lots of ego-driven decisions
    Micro-management

  8. "CI engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Management cared about everyone's future

    Cons

    A few people perform a majority of the work


  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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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