AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2021

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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
1,671 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lovely attention to work life balance(in 351 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and room for development(in 164 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management team is lacking technical skills(in 43 reviews)

  • "Culture has changed since Astrazeneca bought off Medimmune(in 42 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Great place for career development

      Apr 25, 2021 - Associate Director FP&A in Kuala Lumpur
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      Pros

      Care about employees Committed to develop employees

      Cons

      IT systems can be better

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Scientist

      Jul 26, 2021 - Scientist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employee benefits and perks

      Cons

      Low salary and slow career progression

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

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      Aug 2, 2021 - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      development some pay and benefits good, share schemes really good, 1st line management great. maternity and parental leave available however moving towards making this better

      Cons

      not strong in terms of marketing campaigns forever restructures and redundancies and movement in the field. restructures every year unsettling just a number no internal development

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best company I have worked for.

      Jul 23, 2021 - associate regulatory affairs director in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not US-centric, easy culture, science does the talking, looks after it’s people and patients

      Cons

      Nothing worthy of mention here

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Finance Business

      Jul 25, 2021 - Finance 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with full of opportunities

      Cons

      Work life balance can be a challenge sometimes

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 22, 2021 - Director in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company, Stock option, bonus, car allowance, top class technologies for ease of work

      Cons

      There is nothing to complaint about

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good perks but poor mid-level management and no diversity

      Jul 27, 2021 - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Good benefits, Excellent facilities, Willing to explore new things

      Cons

      The mid-level management exploits scientists to meet goals without giving due credit. This seems common across quite a few teams. Low pay, high expectations. Have to work outside the mandated hours.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing place to work!

      Jun 30, 2021 - Director in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      - Opportunity to work with some incredibly talented colleagues - Excellent work-life balance - Great development opportunities - Good pay and benefits

      Cons

      - Old-fashioned approach to WFH: The expectation that all employees will still work from the office at least 60% of the week going forward is a bit absurd.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Value driven

      Jul 16, 2021 - Associate Director - Learning and Development (UK) in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      AZ is value driven and development is a priority

      Cons

      Its a very complex organisation

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