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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 26 Jun 2019

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Truly care about people development, refreshing lack of hierarchy and strong science focus

    Cons

    Work life balance and prioritisation needs addressing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but get better at prioritisation and don't forget to recognise the non-scientists who are just as important

    AstraZeneca2019-02-02
  2. "excellent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    cutting edge science, lots of excellent people

    Cons

    big pharma, very slow sometimes

    AstraZeneca2019-02-01
  3. "Great work-life balance and opportunities to grow."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Very good work-life balance. Leaders make an effort to know each employee (especially if you're at a factory). If you show them you are keen to grow, they will really help to develop you.

    Cons

    Very few, and I would say they depend on your perspective.

    AstraZeneca2019-01-26
  4. "Big pharma with all its pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Global Medical Affairs Associate Director in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Company that allows to develop professionalism if one learns how to navigate through its intricate political environment

    Cons

    Too many layers of management dilute accountability and slow down the decision making process. Corporate politics disrupt and efficient and evidence-based decision making

    AstraZeneca2019-01-19
  5. "Great company if your face fits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is above average, IT systems at the forefront of technology,

    Cons

    Fast paced non stop working environment, cost cutting measures with removal of older benefits, will do well if you face fits. Employee retention is low.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally, regardless of background and race. When asking for anonymous feedback, make it anonymous. Equal opportunities is a value, live it instead of talking about great place to work.

    AstraZeneca2019-02-01
  6. "HR Apprentice"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Apprentice in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace Supportive Environment Investment in you and your personal development Good benefits Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Have to be resilient

    AstraZeneca2019-01-16
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and bonus (paid each April) office facilities IT

    Cons

    No car parking for buildings in the south Bullying management allowed/not discouraged HR invisible Overworked and high expectation you will work far in excess of your contracted 36.5 hours (normal is 48-55) No longer provided pension matched contributions

    Advice to Management

    Remove bullying managers from positions. Take more notice of staff leaving through burn out or taking extended sick leave for stress. More importantly, provide honest work contracts - nobody works their 36.5 and management consider it underachieving if you try to push back on the hours. Protect staff.

    AstraZeneca2019-01-27
  8. "Great culture, great purpose and great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Science and Technology focused forward thinking company. Leading edge people and very collaborative.

    Cons

    Still in middle of a major location transformation in UK to Cambridge

    AstraZeneca2019-01-11
  9. "AstraZeneca"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca for more than a year

    Pros

    Very Good Company, as there are Pros only

    Cons

    There are no cons as of now

    Advice to Management

    NA

    AstraZeneca2019-01-07
  10. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Operations Graduate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for progression, nice staff...

    Cons

    Working hours are a bit too long

    AstraZeneca2018-12-23
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