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AstraZeneca PSS Reviews

Updated 28 February 2018
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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. "PSS"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PSS in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - PSS in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AZ is a great place to work, I enjoyed the DSM I worked for. Best group of co-workers and solid products to sell.

    Cons

    Bonus payout for Q3 & Q4 are paid in the following calendar year.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement for internal promotion and career advancement avenues.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bad for minority's"

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    Former Employee - PSS in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - PSS in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job with great incentives

    Cons

    Treats minority’s like the plague

    Advice to Management

    Except diversity from PSS to Management.

  3. "PSS"

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    Current Employee - PSS
    Current Employee - PSS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standard Pharmaceutical Organization - Sales and Administrative Practices

    Cons

    Multiple senior leaders left in 2017
    No opportunity for advancement
    Missed the mark on multiple trials in 2017
    Reps are being pushed harder than ever and rewarded less than ever for it


  4. Helpful (1)

    "PSS"

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    Former Employee - PSS in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - PSS in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many avenues for advancement

    Cons

    Too volatile of an industry. I achieved 54% market share, and was let go without warning or reason, due to territory restructuring. Also, training was ill structured for people who are new to pharmaceutical sales.


  5. "PSS"

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    Current Employee - PSS
    Current Employee - PSS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance, management.

    Cons

    No personal days, cost cutting across the board, management shake up.

    Advice to Management

    Just stick with something for longer than 3 months.


  6. "Executive Hospital PSS"

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    Former Employee - Executive Hospital PSS in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Hospital PSS in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair minded, supportive, recognized a job well done

    Cons

    lots of conference calls, budgets slashed


  7. Helpful (2)

    "AZ is Big Pharma"

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    Former Employee - PSS in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - PSS in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big Pharma company. No need to explain!

    Cons

    Company has no pipeline for future.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - PSS in Watertown, NY (US)
    Current Employee - PSS in Watertown, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, some real bad mangers in tough to fill geographies

    Cons

    Lower salaries, bonus getting harder to make. Lots of fuzzy

    Advice to Management

    Some micro management issues killing sales/reps...time consuming trackers tracking information already being captured and tracked by the database.
    Many great leaders but some really poor ones in geographies that are tough to fill.


  9. "Unrealistic goals, but appreciated the culture and tried to get the constant changes."

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    Current Employee - PSS in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - PSS in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was lucky enough to have some great DSMs and leadership. Family friendly. Motivating culture

    Cons

    Unrealistic quotas. contstant change, but who doesn't have that in pharma? The usual complaints, but overall, a good company to work for.


  10. "Ever changing, fast paced company with much opportunity."

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    Current Employee - PSS
    Current Employee - PSS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, excellent senior leadership, financially rewarding, and you can make what you want out of your career and impact on patients.

    Cons

    Firedrills are common and not always the most deserving people get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as you can.