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AstraZeneca Associate Director Reviews

Updated 18 June 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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Pros
  • "An exciting scientific atmosphere coupled with good work life balance" (in 184 reviews)

  • "great culture, good benefits, and reasonable territory size" (in 96 reviews)

Cons
  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Rigorous governance but leads to slow decision making" (in 31 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "A company built on success in the 80s, with most of the same people still around....until now"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Sciences Associate Director in Alderley Edge, England
    Former Employee - Information Sciences Associate Director in Alderley Edge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really cares for their people and will bend over backwards to be fair.

    Cons

    Perhaps keeps people in jobs they are not truly suited to for too long

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest in reasons for change


  2. "Associate Director"

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (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

  3. "CDS, USPI, SmPC labeling lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director Labeling Strategy in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director Labeling Strategy in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexibility with working remotely, autonomy depending on management

    Cons

    transparency lacking with upper management, new employee training is lacking


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Big pharma"

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

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (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


  5. "AZ Ops"

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great potential with pipeline for patients

    Cons

    Too much to do, deadlines too tight


  6. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    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


  7. "Working for AstraZeneca"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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...

  8. "My Observations"

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (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


  9. "Energizing environment."

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I liked working with the people in my group."

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate Director in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate Director in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k, vacation and flexible work arrangements for 6am teleconferences with global colleagues.

    Cons

    Too many politics and line manager expectations differed.

    Advice to Management

    Same advice you have been hearing.