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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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  1. "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Project Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great beneifts, plenty of internal opportunities, good career development opportunities, value driven ethos

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotions and career advancement opportunities but this is dependent on individual drive and ambition. Some Senior Leaders require better leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee engagement, better communication and recognition of staff outside of SET.

    AstraZeneca2019-12-12
  2. "a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -friendly environment in R&D -good salary and benefits -options for flexible work -good work/life balance (depending on the team you are in)

    Cons

    -open plan offices, noisy and not really cosy -the sites are spread around the city and not easy to reach without a car -lots of overworked and overstressed staff, not good for building more personal relationships at work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of all your staff, starting from lower career levels. Workforce that feels important and supported is much more productive and happy.

    AstraZeneca2019-12-09
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - User Experience 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work and make a difference to society.

    Cons

    The usual issues of working in a large and cumbersome organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the shop floor for a week a year.

    AstraZeneca2019-11-21
  4. "PMO Lead and Quality Assurance"

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    Current Employee - PMO Manager in Alderley Edge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here

    AstraZeneca2019-11-17
  5. "Finance director for emerging market"

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    Current Employee - Finance Director in Luton, East of England, England

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Exposure Developing Opportunity Experience Wide region

    Cons

    Location Work life balance City Office Salaries

    Advice to Management

    Make the location flexible

    AstraZeneca2019-11-12
  6. "Excellent employer of quality professionals"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lab Technician in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great perks for employees. Excellent company vision

    Cons

    Some career progression can be difficult

    AstraZeneca2019-10-21
  7. "Experienced global category manager with 17 years experience"

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    Current Employee - Global Category Manager in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Trusted employer, supports development, great facilities

    Cons

    large Pharma company so decision making can be slow at times

    AstraZeneca2019-10-09
  8. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Recommends

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, progression, benefits, salary

    Cons

    Relocation to Poland and Cambridge

    AstraZeneca2019-09-12
  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong culture and company direction

    Cons

    There are lots of ongoing changes

    AstraZeneca2019-09-06
  10. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Department Head in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great product pipeline, returning to growth, strong patient focus, inspiring values

    Cons

    large global company can be slow to change

    AstraZeneca2019-08-12
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