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AstraZeneca Mississauga Reviews

Updated 2 June 2018
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Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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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. "Amazing Company Culture in Canada"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on development and employee well-being. Amazing pipeline of lifesaving meds - there is something incredible being launched regularly! Warm, friendly and fun culture where you can speak your mind. Incredible people who are smart and care. Good boss. Good leaders.

    Cons

    Some processes complex and cumbersome. Sometimes overshadowed by other big AZ sites even though performance and work we do is leading. Lots of work to do and sometimes not enough people to do It.

    Advice to Management

    Keep strong focus on people - both development and fun culture activities. Great job!


  2. "Great perks for summer internship"

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    Current Intern - Marketing Summer Intern in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Marketing Summer Intern in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers
    Flexible hours
    Great perks
    Good pay
    Good holiday

    Cons

    Creative marketing limitations because of industry regulations

  3. "Finance Intern"

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    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca as an intern

    Pros

    Overall a great place to work!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say over my 4 months in the Mississauga office.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "AZ is a great place to work. Canada has a respectful, fast moving culture that people thrive in."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large organization but is nimble and runs like a small shop in Canada. I would highly recommend especially for those in the sciences! Great atmosphere, strong leadership team and HR actually knows that they’re doing which is refreshing! Great benefits plan and DC pension plan matching contributions are very competitive.

    Cons

    Global AZ can really complicate things for the local market but this is common in other multinational organizations. I would also say that the global organization is very sophisticated yet they lack rigour and can lack context for the local markets.


  5. "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


  6. 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


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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