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"AstraZeneca in a Death Spiral"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Generous compensation and benefits, nice facilities, business-casual attire.

Cons

Successive rounds of layoffs offset only by new positions in China; recent product failures and weak pipeline including at MedImmune biotech arm; current near-ban on travel, relocations, hiring from the outside and use of outside consultants; timid, risk-averse management; in-bred, protect-each-other culture at the C-suite level.

Advice to Management

Bring in fresh blood from other pharmas and, ideally, other industries.

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent professional experience"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Schedule flexibility, coworkers, bonuses, Products, Training, good managers

    Cons

    Cronyism in senior management, little room to advance, politics in getting promoted, HR


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

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