AstraZeneca - Comfortable and frustrating place to work for IS individuals | Glassdoor
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"Comfortable and frustrating place to work for IS individuals"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IS Architect in Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - IS Architect in Wilmington, DE
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company culture is very supportive and people oriented. You can maintain a worklife balance and advance your career at the same time. Overall compensation is above average compared to other industries.

Cons

Culture is very forgiving and supportive, so that is a double edged sword when you need to drop the hammer on vendors and partners--they are not held accountable for mistakes which is a shame. In the IS organization, many functions are outsourced and the competency of SI partners are average, so vendor management skills are more emphasized. There are few areas where you will find thought leadership and innovation and the general skill level of IS employees are not being developed.

Advice to Management

Improve vendor management and accountability. Ensure leaders develop their functional compentency and leadership skills before they are promoted.

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Political incompetently lead environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are in sales it is a wonderful place. They do not make people work hard. Many of the hangers on make a career out of taking credit for other people's work.

    Cons

    You will not have many opportunities if you are not in sales. They do not value specialization; they want everyone to be a generalist. Hard work will work against you.

    Advice to Management

    Add mandatory retirement after so many years in executive role. Short your stock.


  2. "Great place!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work - life balance is very good

    Cons

    Pipeline productivity is not very effective

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on discovery and licensing as opposed to consumer marketing


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