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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 14 November 2018
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  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Rigorous governance but leads to slow decision making" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Very impressed with this Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Group Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Director Group Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AstraZeneca is the one company I have worked for over the last 20+ years where the Core Values are actually adhered to. New promising drugs are being discovered very frequently. There are hundreds of development projects. AZ really does follow the Science. There are so many opportunities to shine here!!

    Cons

    No Cons that I can see.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going! Continue to inspire!


  2. "Starting to turn the corner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Scope for a variety of careers in a dynamic and fast changing environment where science drives innovation and better medicines for patients. Sustainability is now higher on the agenda which is a real positive.

    Cons

    Investment in the UKMC has been reduced in last 6 mths so workload and stress has gone up impacting productivity, staff motivation, however as the company returns to growth this should ease

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, create a transparent, open and innovative culture as it will reap rewards, bring dividends and help patients/NHS.

  3. "Project and Change Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, career opportunities

    Cons

    may face complex and lengthy processes


  4. "Good for work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits like free cab, free food, workload is less

    Cons

    Work is not too challenging. Applications are simple. Growth is not easy.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders are brought in from outside every time there is an opportunity. Existing people are already under utilized. They should be considered for leadership positions


  5. "R&D facing data scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been working here for over 10 years and have seen many of the usual changes that large organisations go through. AZ is now experiencing a significant up-turn in its prospects in spite of some high-profile drugs coming to the end of their patent protection. There has been a significant shift in focus to a far more science-led approach to investment and prioritisation. At this time, the value of good data and the insights that may be gained from it with the right skills and technologies is finally gaining more serious senior management support.

    Great personal development support if you are prepared to express your preferences clearly. I did not experience a poor line manager during my time. Enthusiastic, friendly and mentoring culture.

    Cons

    Could be more willingness for home working. There is some home working permitted but the preference is still on being in an office, even if your teams are distributed across multiple sites and countries.

    Advice to Management

    Allow some more flexibility in working arrangements. Invest more in innovative technologies with specific business questions in mind to stay current.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "On a roll - great culture - great science starting to deliver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Director
    Current Employee - Digital Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great, informal, inclusive and passionate. A clear consistent vision and strategy. Furthermore, amazing science is starting to deliver truly groundbreaking medicines.

    Cons

    Because the company is just returning to growth, resourcing is tight so we need to put in the hours!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, recognise that people are working hard for the company.


  7. "Good time to be joining AZ"

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    After a number of difficult years AstraZeneca is returning to growth and there are good times ahead. Single site in Cambridge bringing AZ and MedImmune scientists under one roof will be beneficial to both. Many opportunities for scientific collaboration in the Cambridge area.

    Cons

    Delays to Cambridge HQ construction and occupation.
    Very flat management structure in IMED makes line management positions and progression few and far between (if that's what interests you)

  8. "Good for a start"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent money and some development oportunities

    Cons

    Heavy workload limits development possibilities


  9. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macclesfield, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macclesfield, England

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Progression opportunities
    Reallocation


  10. "AstraZeneca Australia"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    What a fantastic company to work for. Specifically the Manufacturing plant in Sydney is going through an exciting growing phase, with the demand of their products going through the roof. A mid-size manufacturing plant has a huge impact on millions of patients and on AstraZeneca's profitability.

    Cons

    Sydney is an expensive area to live in, and apart from AstraZeneca there is little other pharmaceutical industry, so your options outside AZ are limited.

    Advice to Management

    There is a great culture of openness, continuous improvement and accountability that should get you very far


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