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Updated 2 March 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Sometimes decision making is slow and bureaucratic, tendency to revisit decisions; Sometimes discard the old in favor of the new too soon" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great company for local and global opportunities in Macclesfiled"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Macclesfield, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (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

    Advice to Management

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


  2. "Great employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alderley Park, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alderley Park, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Some areas treat people better than others"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Alderley Park, England
    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


  4. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for job advancement, continuous improvement

    Cons

    No work life balance, stressful


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to make a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Frederick, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits package
    Work culture
    Transparency
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing major
    Work location maybe since it's far metro area so no public transport and good places to eat nearby


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good option if you want to gain skills and move on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AZ has flexible work arrangements in R&D, as well as other parts of the company. There are many opportunities to work on a variety of initiatives. The pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    They are continually undergoing a great deal of change. Also, this is a large pharma company which can make it sometimes difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Be better at choosing who you place in positions of management. Provide better "people" management and leadership support and guidance to them. Be sure they have a yearly objective that ensures they are held accountable for how they manage their people.


  7. "IT Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Business Analyst in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Current Employee - IT Senior Business Analyst in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a Great Place to Work companie

    Cons

    Carreer opportunities with some areas of improvement

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "BA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Global Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, people are terrific. One of the best companies i have ever worked for

    Cons

    Company has been downsizing, folks must reapply for positions frequently

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing!


  9. "Company review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Athens (Greece)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputation of the company is well established to customers.
    Variety of products that cover helath needs of a significant number of patients.
    Products that work and satify both company customers (HCPs) and patients.
    Additional benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Global strategy cannot be applied at local level due to environment status.
    Lack of leadership and communication within various level.
    Lack of transparecy in employees management; process in various maters is not subjective.

    Advice to Management

    Act in a more fair way to employees.
    Increase professional opportunities withn the company.


  10. "Interviewing for Sr. Level Analytics Role"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and growth opportunities are there in the short term. It is taking them too long to go through the interview process.

    Cons

    I have other opportunities. And I am concerned about long-term success of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to the hiring process and cut it down to 8 - 10 weeks maximum.