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AstraZeneca Diabetes Sales Specialist Reviews

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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • strict - work/life balance - stress (in 45 reviews)

  • Senior management have a lack of interest and empathy for individuals (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, mostly awesome managers, realistic goals to meet your bonuses, no micromanging, no carrying samples which saves you hours of headache

    Cons

    Don't work in Diabetes division, all their products are 2 and or 3rd to market and have flaws their competitors don't, which makes it hard in a very competitive Diabetes market. They lost huge drugs like Crestor, Nexium and Symbicort can't be far off. How do you make up for that...

    Advice to Management

    Start acquiring companies for a richer pipeline in more than just respiatory.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AstraZeneca Review"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Bronx, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Bronx, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Best severance package I ever received with plenty of advanced warning about the possible lay off. I enjoyed my time, team, and superior. Would not hesitate to return

    Cons

    Cant think of a thing. They communicated change at ever turn. The products where the best in the market with data to prove it. My boss was sent from heaven. She was the right balance of nurture and driver.


  3. "na"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Galloway, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Galloway, NJ (US)

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than a year)

    Pros

    reps are allowed to make decisions within territory based on there experience in that territory

    Cons

    No cons to register at this time.


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  5. "Diabetes Sales"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independence during the day unless a manager is working with you.

    Cons

    Territory size is unmanageable and product changes are too frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people in territories that are within their home area. Don't have them waste too much windshield time or have too many reps with the same products calling on the same doctors.


  6. "Diabetes Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, positive atmosphere, very transparent.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement and growth unless you know someone.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities to advancement and growth, increase IC payouts.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Diabetes"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible, worklife balance and compensation.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Management doesnt know what the hell they are doing


  8. "Diabetes Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great life-work balance, excellent benefits and pay

    Cons

    too many conference calls, managers are not competent


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Going downhill, fast"

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    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good medicines to promote
    Good managed care coverage negotiated on meds

    Cons

    Always turmoil
    Managers are out of touch - every level of management has false realities and unrealistic expectations
    Below average compensation
    Lack of access budget
    Unnecessary busy work and admin duties - many as a result of poor IT, lot of tech issues as well as having to track down things in several places, generate your own viable reports, and repeat these tasks because it rarely works the first time! So much wasted time it's impossible to be efficient and productive
    Always a new project - nothing gets followed through

    Advice to Management

    Stop the "flavor of the month" projects -all those things that are rolled out, lots of leg work and hype....and never brought up again - then another campaign gets thrown on us...enough!
    Pay your people what they are worth. Promote like any other organization - based on merit. Not based on some 100 page form that takes 9 months to fill out and 20 managers to discuss and agree on...let us do our jobs and sell - isn't that what you hired us to do??


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting experience"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This was my first "Big Pharma" job. Good benefits. Manager was good, but heard from peers most DMs were more micromanaging. 401K and healthcare were very good.

    Cons

    No ability to be entrepreneurial, worked in a pod. Spent way to much time doing training that wasn't relevant to the job like hours of "how to drive a car" training. Company tells you who to see and how often to see them with minimal ability to make real changes.

    Advice to Management

    Free up your employees! Give smaller territories and full responsibilities within zip codes. No specialty reps and primary care reps- just reps. No more than 2 people working in a territory. With large pods, it feels like you spend more time coordinating than selling.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start; then find a better company"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, access to senior leadership

    Cons

    Leadership, politics, no room for growth