AstraZeneca - Company was wonderful for first few years but as company grew it micro managed and did not reward efforts appropriately. | Glassdoor
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"Company was wonderful for first few years but as company grew it micro managed and did not reward efforts appropriately."

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Former Employee - Professional Sales Specialist
Former Employee - Professional Sales Specialist
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Starting salary was competitive with other companies. Benefits were very good as well as the Company Car. R&D kept pipeline full of new drugs.

Cons

Company grew and lost touch with Sales Representatives. Reduction in bonus payouts. Micromanagement hurt productivity. Some managers were not good in management role. Just because someone was good at sales it does not mean they will do well in management.

Advice to Management

Get away from micromanaging and allow representatives sell.

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very Unsettling Place to Work/Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Colaborative work environment
    - Flexibilty

    Cons

    - Weak pipeline
    - Too top heavy with exec. management
    - No job security
    I had to reapply for the job for which I was hired three months after starting. I subsequently went through two additional departmental re-orgs, before I was offered another position at another company and left on my own and haven't looked back since. No one wants to work in such an unstable environment, if they can help it.


  2. "Great internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at AstraZeneca as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great exposure to senior management
    -Work on real projects
    -Pay above competitor's average
    -Nice first time work experience
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Too many meetings and not enough time to get work done
    -Hire way too many consultants
    -Laying off a ton of people at the moment

    Advice to Management

    -Stop laying off the full time employees and scale down on hiring consultants


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