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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 19 October 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Rigorous governance but leads to slow decision making" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "A great company gone bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The legacy of being people-centric still prevails, although for how long is questionable

    Cons

    IT is being heavily centrered on India now and core competencies are being moved away from the hub countries. The new organisation is struggling to understand the new operating model

    Advice to Management

    work life balance is being seriuosly eroded. A stressed workforce does not give positive outcomes !


  2. Helpful (1)

    "On a roll - great culture - great science starting to deliver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Director
    Current Employee - Digital Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great, informal, inclusive and passionate. A clear consistent vision and strategy. Furthermore, amazing science is starting to deliver truly groundbreaking medicines.

    Cons

    Because the company is just returning to growth, resourcing is tight so we need to put in the hours!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, recognise that people are working hard for the company.

  3. "Pharmaceutical Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Great managers, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    IT problems galore, difficult to find what you need in the organization.


  4. "Good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Right Salary
    24 days earned leave, 12 days sick / casual leave
    Good Bonus, Great facility
    AC cabs

    Cons

    Management trying really hard to make this company as another service based company


  5. "Oncology Business Manager."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, room to grow.

    Cons

    Big company so at times it is difficult to voice opinion and move things forward.


  6. "Any"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to Work
    Good Work & Life Balance

    Cons

    Nil. Nothing that impacts negatively


  7. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macclesfield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Progression opportunities
    Reallocation

  8. "AstraZeneca Australia"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    What a fantastic company to work for. Specifically the Manufacturing plant in Sydney is going through an exciting growing phase, with the demand of their products going through the roof. A mid-size manufacturing plant has a huge impact on millions of patients and on AstraZeneca's profitability.

    Cons

    Sydney is an expensive area to live in, and apart from AstraZeneca there is little other pharmaceutical industry, so your options outside AZ are limited.

    Advice to Management

    There is a great culture of openness, continuous improvement and accountability that should get you very far


  9. "People Oriented Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Upper management is focused on employee's internal growth, which has a great trickle down effect onto mid level management. The company invests in annual meetings for field-based employees to network.

    Cons

    Newer mid level managers hired recently, with inconsistent management styles and opportunities.


  10. "Nice Office Perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, coffee and gym

    Cons

    Working with outsource partners that do not share similar goals.


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