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7 days ago

Senior Business Analyst - GPPS

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

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27 days ago

Post Doctoral Opportunity - Oncology, Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

Flow chemistry reactors from additive manufacturing We're currently looking for a talented scientists to join our innovative academic-style postdoc… AstraZeneca

27 days ago

Post Doctoral Opportunity - Discovery Sciences (DS) & Oncology, Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK

AstraZeneca Alderley Park, England

Exploring the potential of exosomes as a delivery vehicle for nuclease-mediated gene silencing in a breast cancer disease model. Were currently… AstraZeneca

5 days ago

Global Capability Lead Sales & Marketing Channels

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

The IT Capability Lead will deliver relevant and configurable Business Capabilities which meet the needs of Markets Global Capability Lead is… AstraZeneca

14 days ago

Manufacturing Manager

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

The Manufacturing Manager (First Line Manager) opportunities are within the Packing Department at the Macclesfield site which is part of UK… AstraZeneca

30+ days ago

Senior Scientist - PAT

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

AstraZeneca is a major international company with over 50,000 employees in over 100 countries. We conduct research and development across… AstraZeneca

7 days ago

Quality Control Microbiology Manager

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

AstraZenecas Macclesfield site, located in Cheshire, in the North West of England, is the second largest manufacturing and supply site in the… AstraZeneca

7 days ago

Equipment Coordinator

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

The role holder will contribute to the Chemical Developmentfunction in Pharmaceutical Development with responsibility for the equipment lifecycle… AstraZeneca

4 days ago

Analytical Project Leader

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

Were currently looking for an Analytical Project Leader to join our innovative Pharmaceutical Development team in Macclesfield, UK. Well rely on you… AstraZeneca

11 days ago

Enviornmental Assurance Officer

AstraZeneca Macclesfield, England

AstraZenecas Macclesfield site is the second largest manufacturing and supply site in the AstraZeneca network. The site is the European Regional… AstraZeneca

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Alderley Park, England
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Alderley Park, England

    I worked at AstraZeneca


    I started at AstraZeneca in 1996. I had a fantastic time and met a lot of wonderful people. I was trained and invested in for the first 10 years. There are some very clever people at AstraZeneca, people who are excellent at their job and quite inspirational. When you concentrate on the science and medicine, you have a wonderful environment. Recent developments to increase and expand the pipeline have been very interesting. Alderley Park was a beautiful environment.


    When I started, my compensation was standard for the time, and good. However, that eroded so badly over time that when I was promoted, I had to have substantial salary increases to reach the BOTTOM of the next salary band. When I recently moved company to do exactly the same job, my pay almost doubled. In addition, the management structure is antiquated and dysfunctional. If you don't get on with your manager, you will not get on. And there is a nasty habit of putting people in managerial positions who cannot do and have never done the job of the people they manage. My last department will now have 2 senior managers, neither of whom can work at the level expected of their staff. Due to recent events, staff are now under a lot of pressure to perform miraculous amounts of work while under a lot of pressure, both professional and personal. This leads to a lot of bad behaviour which was awful. Physicians, in particular, can be a dreadful bunch, rude, unprofessional and unable to accept instruction, whilst contributing little and being rewarded the most. If you are a contractor, you will make a lot of money while doing a job that is not performance managed, from home. Difficult to accept for the permanent staff.

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    AZ needs to change its management style and give their best people, not just the elite few, a proper career structure that reflects the new company they're trying to be. Pay needs to be increased, particularly with the move to Cambridge, and stop paying contractors an absolute fortune to do jobs they're not qualified for, in a way that will jeopardise the licence to operate. I had to leave the company in order to progress in terms of salary, job title and development after 19 years faithful service. What is that all about? Never mind, if I ever return, it will be to sort out your mess and you will pay me handsomely to do it.

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