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"To date I have always been treated and rewarded very postively and fairly at AstraZeneca."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Human Resources in Alderley, England (UK)
Current Employee - Human Resources in Alderley, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good facilities, benefits and great people. Opportunities to work truly globally and positive work life balance.

Cons

Depending on function, there can be limited career progression opportunities, however if you work hard, and drive your personal career development, you are typically rewarded.

Advice to Management

Really think through change strategies before initiating. Give organisational changes a chance to embed before re-thinking and changing structures/ strategies. Engage with employees in advance on proposed organisational designs.

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great people but you must leave science and move into management if you want to succeed."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The food served in the canteen is great. Everyone is generally very friendly. Only on rare occasions do you have to work beyond 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    There are few opportunities to stay in science if you want to get ahead. Emphasis is placed on going to meetings, and more importantly documenting that you have been going to meetings. Scientists play second fiddle to management and pay rises for the scientists are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the endless numbers of managers with random job titles and start doing the science again.


  2. "promotion prospects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of people with a real passion for the work AZ does - this surprised me.
    Good pay and benefits
    Good development opportunities

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement as the company is contracting
    A little bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    help people plan their careers better and provide more structure - good seasoned professionals will work there and move on if there is no opportunity, the "lifers" and those with less ambition will stay and that doesn't help a company respond to changing business needs flexibily

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