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Updated 3 Jun 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people Comprehensive training Excellent salary Feeling as though you are making a difference in the world

    Cons

    Hot desking can be frustrating as can finding available meeting rooms. The opening of the new building in 2018 should help resolve this.

    AstraZeneca2018-01-04
  2. "Broad role but with limited development opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Development Associate Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair salary and good benefits Great helpful colleagues with true team feeling Interesting projects

    Cons

    Limited development opportunities Frequent reorganizations High pressure from higher management with no flexibility regarding timelines

    Advice to Management

    Should get more understanding of the operational work and the corresponding challenges by performing ”gemba walks” among the operational staff.

    AstraZeneca2019-02-28
  3. "Nice Place to Work"

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      Former Employee - PMO Manager in Chester, England

      I worked at AstraZeneca for more than a year

      Pros

      Great working environment and location. Friendly environment

      Cons

      Sometimes there is a bit of a blame culture.

      AstraZeneca2019-01-30
    • Helpful (2)

      "Not a great place to work"

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      Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Salary and bonus (paid each April) office facilities IT

      Cons

      No car parking for buildings in the south Bullying management allowed/not discouraged HR invisible Overworked and high expectation you will work far in excess of your contracted 36.5 hours (normal is 48-55) No longer provided pension matched contributions

      Advice to Management

      Remove bullying managers from positions. Take more notice of staff leaving through burn out or taking extended sick leave for stress. More importantly, provide honest work contracts - nobody works their 36.5 and management consider it underachieving if you try to push back on the hours. Protect staff.

      AstraZeneca2019-01-27
    • "Account Manager"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager in North Mimms, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good benefits package. Good training.

      Cons

      As others have said - unclear progression structure.

      Advice to Management

      Develop and promote from within

      AstraZeneca2018-11-22
    • "Manager - GA&I"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      flexibility in job opportunities globally

      Cons

      Its a political business environment

      AstraZeneca2017-11-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great opportunities but higher level management not interested in people"

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      Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Macclesfield, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Big company and incentive to have the career that you want. If you are interested in moving and trying different roles this is available, but you have to push for it. Good salary and benefits package.

      Cons

      Senior management have a lack of interest and empathy for individuals.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in your workforce, they are the key to your ongoing success.

      AstraZeneca2017-11-06
    • "Former Compliance Manager"

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      Former Employee - Compliance Manager in Alderley Park, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Very friendly co workers and flexible working. Travel and global exposure

      Cons

      No strategic leadership provided. Compliance functions are broken down into process silos so there is no overall ownership within the groups and a lack of responsibility to remain compliant across the company

      Advice to Management

      Reorganise your Compliance functions so that responsibility and ownership can be re-introduced and avoid bureaucracy.

      AstraZeneca2017-09-20
    • "Good leadership, too many changes"

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      Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Very science oriented company, strong corporate culture, inspiring leadership. A great improvement to 4-5 years ago

      Cons

      Sometimes, too many changes at the same time. Requires a lot of stamina, flexibility to adapt

      Advice to Management

      Caring and planning

      AstraZeneca2017-05-26
    • Helpful (2)

      "Getting better at people development but still a way to go before it's up there with benchmark organisations."

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      Current Employee - Market Access Manager in Luton, East of England, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great science developing all the time, really wonderful people (for the most part!). Very supportive of further education and academic learning on the job. Reasonable benefit package on par with the industry.

      Cons

      Too much overlap between roles in various layers of the organisation, too much committee based decision making so decisions don't get made fast enough. Performance not always managed we'll by some managers. Career progression is politically motivated not based on transparent criteria.

      Advice to Management

      Look a bit closer at some of the management behaviours. Need greater transparency in people development, clearer behavioural & capabilities mapping for how to move to the next job, and better and more consistent management of people's performance.

      AstraZeneca2017-03-19
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