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AstraZeneca Overview

Cambridge, England
10000+ employees
1913
Company - Public (AZN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#41)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#22)

Company Updates

  • New year, new career? From science to business, there are opportunities across the globe to make a difference to patient lives. What impact will you make in 2020?

  • Thank you to our employees! We are delighted to be named a Glassdoor UK Best Places to Work in 2020. Across the company, we continually strive to provide our colleagues with a great place to work - join our team today. #LifeatAZ

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AstraZeneca – Why Work With Us?


We are AstraZeneca, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and connected BioPharmaceutical companies. With a strong purpose, an even stronger bond between each of our people and a science-led, patient-first attitude, we’re changing the future of medicine and the impact it can have on lives across the globe. Are you ready for a challenge?

We are more than 65,000 people in over 100 countries. Our aim is simple: to positively impact lives, together. Using the power of science and innovation, our people improve the impact medicine has on patients. Together, we explore the limitless world of science through our impressive product pipeline and we take our understanding of many therapeutic areas to a whole new level by seeking new treatments.

We’re a rare breed: a full-service BioPharmaceutical company that uses technology at every stage – from pipeline to production. Working throughout the medicine life cycle, we work across everything from drug discovery right through to drug delivery. This dedication to the entire process helps us ensure our patients receive the right medicine that improves their lives and makes way for a better future.


For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com

We’re scientists, collaborators, managers, leaders, analysts, doctors, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, doers, drivers, activists, creators and futurists. We’re 65,000 minds across more than 100 countries and 6 continents. We’re a team of people who all share, and are motivated by, the same purpose.

From biological scientists to marketing and financial experts, coming up with the right solutions for the right challenges to drive the next wave of science is a true cross-functional team effort. With five values to guide us, our unique perspectives and ideas always stay true to the goals we have set ourselves.

Our people follow these values because they believe in what they stand for:

  • We follow the science
  • We put patients first
  • We play to win
  • We do the right thing
  • We are entrepreneurial

Our values determine how we work together and the behaviours that are integral to our drive for success. Our values guide our decision making, define our beliefs and foster a strong AstraZeneca culture.

The success of AstraZeneca is founded on innovation and creativity.

We know that a team is at its most creative when it is made up of people who think differently from one another, in an environment where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. This shared creativity unlocks challenges and brings new solutions. It fosters continuous innovation, constant learning and propels our growth – for individuals in the team as well as for our company.

Our latest achievements in Inclusion and Diversity: 

The only major pharmaceuticals company represented in the Index, the company achieved a number of top scores and best in class ratings across the Index categories, including for Board and CEO representation, Pipeline from Workforce to Management and Education Programmes.

We were recognized in the Hampton-Alexander review ranking #7 for female representation on Executive Committees and the Direct Reports and the only Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology company to rank in the top 10. 

We continue to work across the business with our colleagues to create environments where they feel safe and able to bring their whole selves to work. You can find out more about our sustainability ambitions by visiting     www.astrazeneca.com/sustainability.html

Are you ready to change lives for the better? To go beyond the normal nine to five to reach innovative goals? And to push the boundaries of scientific research for the future?

Whether you’re a scientist, supply chain specialist or sales expert, when you join us, you take on the opportunity to develop life-changing medicines that impact millions of people every day. Shape your career with us and take on an industry-altering challenge. Explore your potential with new ideas, lifelong learning, and a team that will help you grow. Welcome to AstraZeneca.

Click to find out more https://careers.astrazeneca.com

Start a career that will help improve the lives of millions of people. Take on real responsibility in a supportive and truly innovative environment. Join a group of brilliant minds to solve problems that impact people on a global scale.

There are many career paths and programmes available to you, whatever your level of study, in locations across the globe. Bring your passion to an organisation that will appreciate it and will be dedicated to your development.

To find out more visit https://careers.astrazeneca.com/students

AstraZeneca Reviews

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    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly Ethical, great development opportunities if you perform well, Great Quality culture, Transparent organization

    Cons

    The culture imbibed within management is such that it always takes constructive criticism onboard and actually does something about it. Therefore I don't have any negative points about this company.

    Advice to Management

    None

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AstraZeneca Photos

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AstraZeneca Interviews

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Gothenburg (Sweden)) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Very well- structured, though- through,implemented ways to reduce unconscious bias, and clear process. Timely response after phone, on-site interview. Though it sucked that the offer was down- graded.

    Interview Questions

    • Leadership competencies. How did you try to influence and work against adversaries.   Answer Question
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AstraZeneca Awards & Accolades

  • The UK's 50 Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2014
  • China's Top Employers, Corporate Research Foudnation (CRF) Institute, 2012
  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • Great Place to Work Certified in India, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
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