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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 26 Jun 2019

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    "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

      Pros

      Good development Salary Opportunities Ethics Values

      Cons

      Business location is not ideal

      AstraZeneca2019-04-08
    • "Needs to do some catching up to become current"

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      Current Employee - Head of Project Management in London, England
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good salary and benefits package

      Cons

      Feels like an old company which is overly cumbersome compared to other nimbler organisations

      Advice to Management

      Clear out the deadwood and old thinking

      AstraZeneca2019-04-04
    • Helpful (2)

      "Scientist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

      Pros

      travel discount; job security; big company

      Cons

      small politics dominate. Science doesn't speak. company values are just talks. people are still in different offices after years. Too many inexperienced people in high-level roles but lots of talented and hardworking people are in low positions. To "reward" employees who haven't left the company early enough, they cut the company's pension contribution meanwhile telling people "return to growth ".

      AstraZeneca2019-03-26
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

      Pros

      Amazing people, flex working and great opportunities. Love this company

      Cons

      Work life balance is tough to

      AstraZeneca2019-03-12
    • "A great place to work"

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      Current Employee - PMO Director in Manchester, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      demonstrable strategy and growth, challenging and exciting new environment, lots of energy, great salaries, passionate people and changing lives

      Cons

      a lot of change has occurred in the last 5 years, some continuity of culture has been lost and executives keep changing

      AstraZeneca2019-03-11
    • "Fantastic opportunities"

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      Former Employee - Director in Alderley, England
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Development, Global experience, great people, interesting place to work

      Cons

      Layers of governance slows down decision making

      AstraZeneca2019-02-25
    • "Industrial Placement Process Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Industrial Placement Process Engineer in Macclesfield, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      friendly, motivational, challenging, inspiring and nice

      Cons

      You have to be very independent, there is a lack of guidance at times

      AstraZeneca2019-02-24
    • "Great company to work for but needs more about diversifying the workforce."

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      Current Employee - Senior Crystallization Scientist in Macclesfield, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Excellent benefits when I started, however some changes have been made recently which means these benefits are slightly below market value.

      Cons

      Needs to work on employee engagement and inclusion.

      Advice to Management

      Leadership team is not as accessible or relatable as they could be.

      AstraZeneca2019-03-07
    • "Broad role but with limited development opportunity"

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      Former Employee - Clinical Development Associate Manager in Birmingham, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Fair salary and good benefits Great helpful colleagues with true team feeling Interesting projects

      Cons

      Limited development opportunities Frequent reorganizations High pressure from higher management with no flexibility regarding timelines

      Advice to Management

      Should get more understanding of the operational work and the corresponding challenges by performing ”gemba walks” among the operational staff.

      AstraZeneca2019-02-28
    • "Things have improved"

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

      I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Exciting time for the company. Fosters innovation

      Cons

      Work life balance is difficult

      AstraZeneca2019-02-02
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