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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 19 April 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
590 Ratings

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  • strict - work/life balance - stress (in 48 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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    • 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. "Great company, solid products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Respiratory Specialty Team in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Respiratory Specialty Team in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are supportive and reward effort. Excellent products, making sales objectives reasonable and attainable. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Low starting salary. It takes awhile, but if you show consistent, solid performance and contribute to your team's overall success, it will get noticed.

  3. "AZ BioOps Frederick, MD"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Undoubtedly the best leadership and management I've encountered professionally.

    Cons

    very limited, minor and isolated cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on leadership, coaching, development and driving accountability for business performance and operational excellence.


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with new emerging technologies and also being part of their journey in saving lives.

    Cons

    As this is product based, most of the project are support projects (24/7).
    Working on night shifts are the cons, which is being reduced eventually.


  5. "Finance manager - good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and work life balance

    Cons

    Too much restructuring and poor management decision making


  6. "Values Employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company treats employees with respect

    Cons

    None different than any other pharma companies


  7. "Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To work with scientific group is more advance

    Cons

    Short term job opportunity, need to work for long term

    Advice to Management

    good

  8. "Astrazeneca"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Mansoura, Dakahlia Governorate (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Mansoura, Dakahlia Governorate (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality of learning ,Quality of production

    Cons

    Quality of management is not well

    Advice to Management

    Be cooperative


  9. "Diabetes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for AZ for 6 years, including 4 years with diabetes team, pros including family like culture, trust based on respect and core values, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    No real chance for moving up in the company, promotion based on friendships rather than effectiveness, also senior members where I work don't live in real market situation

    Advice to Management

    Wider selection for people, better understanding for the market


  10. "Pharmaceutical Sales Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great company to work for. They care about their employees and their development.
    Company care provided
    Salary is fair

    Cons

    High turnover of management
    Difficult to get promoted


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