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AstraZeneca Business Analyst Reviews

Updated 27 Nov 2019

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  1. "Brilliant"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great working environment. Smart, friendly work colleagues.

    Cons

    Honestly- no cons working for this company. You will get from them what you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more jobs to North West England

    AstraZeneca2019-11-12
  2. "Make AZ work for you"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, bonus scheme, exciting pipeline, other benefits, development opportunities, generally great colleagues

    Cons

    Open 'positive' discrimination, pensions, overloading, some leaders merely pay lip service to behaviours, constant restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like humans rather than cattle which you are trying to yield more milk from.

    AstraZeneca2019-11-14
  3. "Good working environment"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some very capable people and complex systems

    Cons

    Poor understanding of process and some complacency

    Advice to Management

    Clarity around delivery objectives

    AstraZeneca2019-11-11
  4. "Great if you are a scientist"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great chance to shine in research and development

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get promoted without changing roles if you are not in a science based role.

    Advice to Management

    It takes more than scientists to reach our company goals so please don't forget all those support staff that helped get these projects over the line.

    AstraZeneca2019-10-07
  5. Helpful (2)

    "A fantastic place to work for driven people"

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    Current Employee - Business Strategy & Portfolio Analyst in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good reward system, strong opportunities to develop, change to work with some top-in-field colleagues. Mobile working is great for work/life balance. Excellent mentorship opportunities.

    Cons

    Not a good place to coast as you will be challenged. Lack of investment into project management and IT systems can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Management of assignment and capacity can be short sighted at times - could we invest more in our technologies to forecast/plan better.

    AstraZeneca2018-12-05
  6. "Great company for local and global opportunities in Macclesfiled"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and good colleagues, in almost all departments Big campus with lots of exciting things going on and great services and canteens etc. Lots of exciting opportunities both in global functions for the company as well as for local Macclesfield site specific

    Cons

    Some HR processes are quite lengthy and non-transparent and talent programmes besides any graduate or apprentice programmes are non-existent or just not communicated. I have seen some great talent leave for other companies with more training opportunities. Processes are often unbearably complex and require documentation and written approval for almost everything. However, given that it is a pharmaceutical company it is perhaps called for

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    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency into the organisation and increase focus on development in terms of training and certifications

    AstraZeneca2018-03-02
  7. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alderley Park, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good development opportunities Very competitive salary and benefits Leadership is passionate about science

    Cons

    Large amount of change and uncertainty

    AstraZeneca2017-04-28
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Some areas treat people better than others"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Alderley Park, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities Flexible working arrangements Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Some people had to work everyday of their notice period (3 months, 6 months or 1 year) and other get to have a year off on full pay. No consistency between functions which cause tensions. Career ladder limited if not in a Science based role

    Advice to Management

    Need to treat all individuals the same. Huge salary discrepancies

    AstraZeneca2016-12-18
  9. "Google on the East coast"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Business Systems Analyst 
    Recommends

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    There's a little bit of everyone from everywhere. A truly diverse environment.

    Cons

    Commute, but they do telewotk

    AstraZeneca2019-11-27
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good team, learning opportunities, meals provided, cab facility

    Cons

    stagnant personal growth, less on site opportunities

    AstraZeneca2019-07-28
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