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Updated May 10, 2017
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  • At times, work/life balance will suck (in 26 reviews)

  • since its growing quickly with AZ acquisition, lots of work to do (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Focused on scientific excellence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best of both worlds: small enough to be entrepreneurial and nimble, yet part of a large, well established organization (Astra Zeneca). Focused on transforming patients' lives. All scientists I worked with there believed in this mission.

    Cons

    If you are not a scientist, it may take some time to feel you are a good fit for the company. It happens but it takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on improving your talent development processes. They are good but they can be great.


  2. "Senior Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Good Environment and good relationship whit colleagues, good facilities and OK benefits

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promotions or salary increases.


  3. "MedImmune IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, a lot of opportunity to grow and learn

    Cons

    Constant change, re-orgs and people getting let go. Something you have to get used to or you may not be happy


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  5. "Way too long to be selected"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with good science

    Cons

    Timelines are way too long even for big Pharma

    Advice to Management

    check your HR department


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, high morale, great pay and benefits. Smart colleagues. Some groups have great managers, others not so much. Moving around in the organization is possible. Promotions are hard to get.

    Cons

    Ever present sense that you could lose your job based on the quarterly performance of the oncology portfolio drugs.

    Advice to Management

    Get the layoffs done and move on.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, research and science

    Cons

    lack of traditional business infrastructure and process


  8. Helpful (2)

    "2nd shift"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working the night shift means you are exposed to less politics so it is less stressful and has overtime pay plus differential

    Cons

    Reporting of time has recently changed to reduce overtime pay but hours have not. Essentially you are getting less for the same amount of work. Many people have left the company for this reason alone.

    Advice to Management

    Consider those who do the work, If compensation is to change, the work load should change as well


  9. "overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice facility, good work life balance culture, provide many training

    Cons

    Hard to get promotion, high turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    reward higher rate of promotion to keep employee's loyalty


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Management Needs to Address the Morale"

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best scientists around (If only the management would listen to them)
    Within some groups there is great teamwork and collaboration
    Some managers actually care about their employees (even if upper management does not)
    Ability to get a wide range of experience

    Cons

    Management unwilling to listen to criticism especially when issues are brought up at town halls
    Blatant favoritism for promotions, projects and reviews
    Directors and above are out of contact with people who report to them
    They say that they "follow the science" which is true since too many of their programs are "me too"

    Advice to Management

    Perform 360 evaluations of your managers to find out who is REALLY doing their job not who YOU think is a great manager
    LISTEN to your employee's complaints rather than put their complaints down to their being difficult or disruptive.
    Look at the areas were you are TRULY innovative rather than just following behind the other pharmas.
    Place more value on your current employees because they are leaving in droves for the following reasons:
    They don't feel valued because there is an emphasis on "stars" rather than the teams
    They are not listened to because their questions are discounted
    There is a frustration with the promotion process and the review system which has become competitive since no one wants to fall beneath the 3 "meets expectations" line but every year another 10% will need to be there.


  11. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Patent cliff results in workforce contraction across the board.


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