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AstraZeneca Business Analyst Reviews

Updated 26 May 2017
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • strict - work/life balance - stress (in 42 reviews)

  • pipeline, senior management, constant change (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Some areas treat people better than others"

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    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


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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.


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  5. "IT Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  6. "BA"

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    • 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!


  7. "Company review"

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    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.


  8. "Interviewing for Sr. Level Analytics Role"

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    • 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.


  9. "Very pragmatic"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - intentions for work-life balance
    - very organised
    - very good in planning

    Cons

    - slow for changes
    - afraid of risks

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks


  10. "Never a dull moment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lund, Skåne (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lund, Skåne (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, nice colleagues, learning new things, nice restaurant, good possibility to change work area and still work at the same place. Good work environment - clean and high class.

    Cons

    Large organization, you can easily get lost. It is a closed world and you can easily loose contact with the "real" world outside. You can easily get spoiled and find it hard to work somewhere else.


  11. "Great Employer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helpful Environment, and great support from management

    Cons

    Not much Growth Potential, same stuff every day.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up