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AstraZeneca Overview

Cambridge, East of England, England
10000+ employees
1913
Company - Public (AZN)
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
£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

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  • In our Post Doc programme, you get to work on innovative, ground-breaking research projects with support from a range of experienced AstraZeneca scientists! Apply today: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQdrj

  • This year, we launched the LGBT+ Network at AstraZeneca and MedImmune, as one of several official initiatives to celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This was our first year celebrating at Manchester Pride! Find out more about who we are: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQc1D

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AstraZeneca – Why Work For Us?


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies.

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders.

For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com

Our purpose and values help explain why we exist, what we hope to accomplish, the behaviours we value, how we will achieve our goals, and the promise of our brand to our stakeholders.

We push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Our purpose underpins everything we do. It gives us a reason to come to work every day. It reminds us why we exist as a company. It helps us deliver benefits to patients and create value for shareholders. It also sets the context for our employees’ activities and the roles of our teams, partners and other collaborators.

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.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

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. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world.

This is your chance to get involved in a truly exciting mission. At AstraZeneca, we believe that the best way we can help patients is to push the boundaries of science. We uncover the ways diseases work and then discover new, targeted medicines that can change lives. 

We commit to areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine. So working here means having the freedom to think big and work together to make the impossible a reality. And every single person who works here has a part to play in our mission.

Whatever your role, when you work with us you can be sure that your work has real purpose.

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


Start a career that will help improve life for millions. Take on real responsibility in a supportive, dynamic environment that's fuelled by innovation. Work with brilliant minds to solve important problems. 

We are an innovation-driven, global, biopharmaceutical company with a vision to save lives through innovative science, collaboration and exceptional service delivery.

There are many career paths and programmes available to you, whatever your level of study, in locations across the globe. Begin channelling your passion with us.

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

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    Pros

    Flexible working, ethical employer, excellent career progression.

    Cons

    Reduced UK Footprint, change of leadership less caring than previous, just a number sometimes.

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AstraZeneca Photos

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AstraZeneca Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Macclesfield, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    3 separate and distinct interviews;
    1 Values Interview (behavioural), approximately 1 hour 15 mins. Questions around the 5 core company values.
    1 Technical Interview, approximately 1 hour. Questions around the core analytical techniques required by the role.
    1 Presentation, approximately 15 mins presentation with 15 mins of questions followed by 15 minutes of background questions concerning the individual role.

    Interview Questions

    • Assign peaks in an 1H-NMR spectra to the protons in a small molecule pharmaceutical. This formed a large part of the technical interview.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Good starting salary, no negotiation necessary. Open to flexibility on start date. HR checks take approximately 4 - 5 weeks.

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AstraZeneca Awards & Accolades

  • The UK's 50 Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2014
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Gold)(Gold), National Business Group on Health, 2014
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), 2014
  • Graduate Employer of the Year Award for the Scientific Business Sector, TargetJobs, 2013
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