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AstraZeneca Associate Director Reviews

Updated 21 Feb 2019

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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
11 Ratings
  1. "Big pharma with all its pros and cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Medical Affairs Associate Director in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Big Company that allows to develop professionalism if one learns how to navigate through its intricate political environment

    Cons

    Too many layers of management dilute accountability and slow down the decision making process. Corporate politics disrupt and efficient and evidence-based decision making

    AstraZeneca2019-01-19
  2. "AZ Not What it Used to be"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good comp and benefits.

    Cons

    No work life balance and tons of turnover. Not a fun place to work ever

    Advice to Management

    Move out the old staff leaders and be transparent.

    AstraZeneca2019-02-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth, training, opportunities, patient focus, flexibility

    Cons

    Busy busy! Sometimes unrealistic timelines

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and keeping up the great work.

    AstraZeneca2018-10-03
  4. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are friendly and passionate about helping patients. Leadership is open to innovation and uses a number of methods to engage employees at all levels. Great culture for people development. Lots of growth coming in the future.

    Cons

    Legacy primary care company - a little behind for specialty medicines and a lot behind for gene therapy. Working to become more patient-centric but not a leader in this space yet.

    Advice to Management

    Advance the pipeline with more innovative medicines and technologies

    AstraZeneca2018-06-18
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Big pharma"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, 401k, bonus, benefits are pretty good, open work space, flexible hrs, working from home is allowed sometimes, travel occasionally

    Cons

    Constantly changing operating environment, work all hours of the day due to international footprint. Employee services are outsourced. Very high pressure

    Advice to Management

    Reduce pressure

    AstraZeneca2017-09-15
  6. "AZ Ops"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great potential with pipeline for patients

    Cons

    Too much to do, deadlines too tight

    AstraZeneca2017-06-10
  7. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Offers very affordable Medical benefits

    Cons

    Understaffed, with no clarity on direction, constant changes in directions depending on who is at the reign

    AstraZeneca2017-05-24
  8. "Working for AstraZeneca"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Astrazeneca is an excellent company and from personal experience I can say that this is one of the best pharmaceutical companies to work for. The senior management has a great vision for growth not only for the company but also the employees and they provide support in every possible way to help realize their goals. I am very happy to be part of this company.

    Cons

    So far no cons that I can report.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It works great right now...

    AstraZeneca2016-08-02
  9. "My Observations"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Focused on delivering innovative, life saving medicines to address unmet medical need, employing good science and technology

    Cons

    Need more focus on People Development and develop career paths for them

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on delivering new medicines leveraging science and technology

    AstraZeneca2016-07-20
  10. "Energizing environment."

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    Current Employee - Associate Director Clinical Development in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Commitment to patient health & science, encourages career development including movement across departments, great benefits & flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Global working has challenges - conflict between UK, US, and Swedish cultures can make it difficult to get things done at times.

    AstraZeneca2016-03-30
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