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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 17 July 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Sometimes decision making is slow and bureaucratic, tendency to revisit decisions; Sometimes discard the old in favor of the new too soon" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "A great company gone bad"

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    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. "Entry level position"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start if looking for an entry level sales role

    Cons

    Competitive product landscape with GPs

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Very cutting-edge research has a far-reaching impact.

    Cons

    No obvious cons at the moment. I really enjoy the research.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Shift allowance
    Cabs
    Lunch provided
    Team event
    Work from home option

    Cons

    Nothing much other than bonus pays and service orientation


  5. "AstraZeneca and MedImmue - a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with

    Cons

    MedImmune and AZ are not aligned on research pipeline, but getting better


  6. "Nice Company to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    People were nice and were willing to help out

    Cons

    Older equipment sometimes slowed down work rate


  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - SSD in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - SSD in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company for freshers and experienced , Good benefits and salary

    Cons

    No cons as per knowledge

  8. "Astrazeneca"

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

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

    Pros

    Career path and a lot to learn

    Cons

    Conmunication with global team needs to be better and including non-sales in initiatives

    Advice to Management

    Consider non-sales in company initiatives


  9. "AAA"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical company that wins the right way

    Cons

    Lack of innovation for selling teams

    Advice to Management

    Move away from reach and frequency sales model


  10. Helpful (1)

    "very hostile work environment, executive leadership clueless"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    well paid, great customers and products

    Cons

    total disconnect of home office and field management, home office thinks we exist to service them instead of customers

    Advice to Management

    let us do what we do best, honor your commitments to your customers and your field management,


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