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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 16 October 2017
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  • Work / Life balance is loaded specially if you intend to develop fast in your career (in 40 reviews)

  • pipeline, senior management, constant change (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    culture is amazing and i enjoy working there

    Cons

    salary not great and no bonus


  2. "Global Operations"

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    • 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

    This is a good company with stong values and a focus on patients and science. The people and friendly, highly competent and you have autonomy in your work and decisions.

    Cons

    There is always much to do and a lot of variety in it, which is good, but the down side is that the workload can be high.

    Advice to Management

    In these cost conscious times you have to be careful to have enough people to do the work without having a poor work life balance.


  3. "CSA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good management
    Car
    Great training
    Work and life balance
    Career progression

    Cons

    In my opinion there are no cons.


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  5. "Senior Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Loughborough, England
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Loughborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent top Pharma company where you can develop your skills by working within various departments. Development of staff is supported and leadership at all levels in encouraged.

    Cons

    Workload in Early Devlopment can be quite high. This needs to be managed on a realistic level.

    Advice to Management

    Staff work life balance needs to be encouraged and implemented.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worth the money?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, surroundings, colleagues, interesting

    Cons

    Bullying, blame culture, too IT reliant,


  7. "AstraZeneca"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Rapidly growing, great pipeline and good people

    Cons

    Poor work and life balance


  8. "AstraZeneca as a contracted worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Alderley, England
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Alderley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible timetable for work
    I was paid by the hour
    Good facilities at Alderley Park (sadly AZ left the site)

    Cons

    Moving up beyond a Senior Scientist role is very difficult, as there are a lot of Senior Scientists and there is competition from outside.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers and help them to develop their skills by offering more courses that could run in parallel with routine work.


  9. "Excellent benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Very well looked after as an employee.

    Cons

    Lots of movement across roles, sometimes leads to a lack of ownership of projects.


  10. "long term experience at AZ"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    good renumeration package and training package, opportunity for career changes whilst staying within organisation, some very dedicated people , nice environment

    Cons

    beaurocratic on occasions with senior management seeming distant, can get pigeon holed if not careful, a lot of recent changes which have left many people feeling dis enfranchised

    Advice to Management

    connect with all staff not just those who present a positive outlook


  11. "Good leadership, too many changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very science oriented company, strong corporate culture, inspiring leadership.
    A great improvement to 4-5 years ago

    Cons

    Sometimes, too many changes at the same time. Requires a lot of stamina, flexibility to adapt

    Advice to Management

    Caring and planning


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