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Updated Dec 12, 2019

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3.3
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  1. "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Project Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great beneifts, plenty of internal opportunities, good career development opportunities, value driven ethos

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotions and career advancement opportunities but this is dependent on individual drive and ambition. Some Senior Leaders require better leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee engagement, better communication and recognition of staff outside of SET.

    AstraZeneca2019-12-12
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director 

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment to work and learn

    Cons

    large organisation, so its takes time to go for next level

    AstraZeneca2019-07-16
  3. "Big pharma with all its pros and cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Medical Affairs Associate Director in Cambridge, 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
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Medimmune"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pipeline and nice people,

    Cons

    Undervalued, staff with universally low morale. Inconsistent standard of facilities across the sites. No flexible working allowed. All these factors leading to a mass exodus of staff, coupled with inability to recruit into open positions due to lower base salary than MRP.

    Advice to Management

    See above.

    AstraZeneca2018-07-19
  5. "Toxic work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pipeline of products

    Cons

    Toxic culture. No leadership

    Advice to Management

    Do not join AZ unless you are willing to get paid a lot of money. Then take your experience and leave

    AstraZeneca2019-09-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Innovation and Patients"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative pipeline. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Timelines tense and at times aspirational.

    AstraZeneca2019-07-06
  7. "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
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company"

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    • Senior Management
    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
  9. "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
  10. 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
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