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"Best job I've had"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Great culture. Supportive but laid back management. Interesting challenging projects to work on. Flexible working hours. I was a contractor and the pay was very good.

Cons

Nothing comes to mind. No issues.

Advice to Management

None

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunites are there for all. Good work life balance. Access to Senior Management is good and getting better.

    Cons

    Messaging misaligned at times when some parts of the business are told to save save save and Sales & Marketing are spend spend spend.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking forward


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Strategic Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Nether Alderley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Nether Alderley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comfortable working life. Good work life balance and some good benefits. Some small opportunities to progress.

    Cons

    Poor hierarchical structure. Management not prepared to take risks on tricky projects... Years of bad decisions have led to a dejected research work force who don't have the energy or passion to innovate any more.

    Everyone is now just looking out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Be more meritocratic and promote those with drive and real passion rather than just the ones who fit in to the norm. Take more risks!

    This place needs a skunk works, but it's probably too late to save yourselves!

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