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AstraZeneca Mississauga Reviews

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Mississauga, ON (Canada)

3.9
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
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  • Work / Life balance is loaded specially if you intend to develop fast in your career (in 40 reviews)

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

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  1. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people, supportive environment, life changing products, clear vision

    Cons

    too many databases that could be integrated together for better efficiency (and less passwords)

    Advice to Management

    integrate technology to make file sharing and off site work easier


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No leadership and company direction in Canada"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits and established reputation. Some good products. Good global leadership.

    Cons

    Too much politics creating a negative environment, lack of accountability and no clear strategic direction. The strategies change every week and senior leadership does not provide a good environment for employees growth. Employees are kept in the dark regarding key decisions and too many reorganizations are taking place to to maintain clarity.

    Advice to Management

    Replace Canadian management


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Government relations"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing team, intelligent coworkers structured environment and a good training ground for Pharma industry

    Cons

    Pay flatlined pretty soon and it's very difficult to move up without advanced degrees. Generally need to go back to school To move up and no guarantee of higher back

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people, read the data from your surveys, the people are telling you something.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Laid off"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, comprehensive training for the role, consistent with messaging and materials. Pay was decent for the job, and a good bonus structure. Vehicle, paid lunch and expenses.

    Cons

    Office politics, due to the nature of my job/department was told when I was hired there would be no opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    If you advertise that you are not going to promote, then tailor your review process to this. Having to complete reviews that asked me where I want to be in 5 years - defeats the whole purpose of the review.


  6. "Leading Research based Pharma co"

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    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent values and great people. Challenging roles, great products. New global leadership is doing great things.

    Cons

    Admin and process are slow. Opportunity for advancement is difficult if not based in HO


  7. "Amazing, Collaborative Place"

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    Former Employee - Supply Management in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Management in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, great team work, out of box thinking, develop leaders, awesome management, good pay, great benefits, great training, good people, busy place, flexible for work life balance

    Cons

    Downsized, small team left, let a lot of good people go.

    Advice to Management

    Open the doors to manufacturing again.


  8. "Was an awesome company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very sophisticated approach to building a great culture and driving employee engagement; good people and great work environment; big focus on developing high performing teams

    Cons

    Downsized way to quickly - let go some great people and kept some not so great people; too quick to cut when they lost patents and the pipeline dried up; not diversified enough;

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your business model and rethink your business development strategy!


  9. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits, wonderful culture, work life balance is a focus. On site gym, fantastic cafeteria.

    Cons

    Little room for development unless you are globally mobile. A lot of organizational change happening on a yearly basis with layoffs.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Listen to what the people are saying."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package, good colleagues to work with and a good place to grown and learn.

    Cons

    Horrible management, managers who don't listen or care about their staff. Also management is not open and honest with staff, thus not following the core values of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people, read the data from your surveys, the people are telling you something.


  11. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Market Research Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, collaborative environment mostly

    Cons

    Current downsizing and entering into a period of negative growth

    Advice to Management

    Work harder on the pipeline


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