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"AstraZeneca on the skids"

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Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Waltham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Middle management lead effectively with vision and fairness for employees

Cons

Unfortunately the upper management act in a top down approach slashing a large number of jobs without understanding the cost to must win projects . Once the head count is reduced they attempt to reassemble a functional organization with key skills sets missing. The loyalty of the remaining generally lower paid staff is diminished and hence they seek opportunities elsewhere.The R&D morale is the lowest level it has ever been and this will impact innovation

Advice to Management

Pay attention to your competitors who have outsourced their R&D and have since brought this work back in house. Since AZ has the facilities and equipment (Fixed assets) in hand the overall cost are lower to do the work in house, The gains in turnaround time and resulting high quality data are obviously essential for 1st in class and best in class medicines necessary to meet unmet medical needs.

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Sinking Ship... would not recommend my enemy to work here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PSS in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - PSS in Muncie, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Car
    Lunches and Catering
    Pay and Bonuses

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Losing Access to Offices
    Corporate Culture is horrible

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Micromanagement


  2. "Excellent, allowed me to develop and respectful workplace"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, company focus on providing the best medicine and patient care. Company reputation, ethics and people. Freedom to push back and express you opinion

    Cons

    no pipeline, and therefore no growth in job progression or opportunity to move along in careers. Bonus could be larger for top producers.

    Advice to Management

    Create a place for PSS to go other than DSM. NO in between steps any longer. Either trainer or analyst.

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