I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)
Great values and work ethic
The IT systems and speed could be improved
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Alderley Park, England) in December 2018.
Application through recruitment agency. Just a simple CV sent. Had a telephone interview with the agency. Then an interview with experience based questions. Overall the process had taken around a month, you would get more money applying directly as it turns out.