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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 15 August 2018
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Pros
  • "An exciting scientific atmosphere coupled with good work life balance" (in 180 reviews)

  • "great culture, good benefits, and reasonable territory size" (in 95 reviews)

Cons
  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Sometimes decision making is slow and bureaucratic, tendency to revisit decisions; Sometimes discard the old in favor of the new too soon" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Research Scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Good benefits
    Enjoyable work

    Cons

    Current (temporary) facilities
    Increasing workload demands
    Lack of career prospects


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, technology, salary, bonus, environment

    Cons

    Change weary, re-orgs, public transport access,

    Advice to Management

    Stop the re-orgs, please.

  3. "Good people, good CEO, need to tighten up strategy and process"

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    • 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

    Good people, good CEO, good pipeline

    Cons

    need to tighten up strategy and process, lots of inefficiencies


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Comprehensive training
    Excellent salary
    Feeling as though you are making a difference in the world

    Cons

    Hot desking can be frustrating as can finding available meeting rooms. The opening of the new building in 2018 should help resolve this.


  5. "Good company"

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    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

    Forward thinking and progressive company

    Cons

    In the middle of transition


  6. "Good job, big challenge, well remunerated"

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, interesting projects and a sense of an improving company culture. Very good base package plus benefits, flexible working.

    Cons

    Hard work, sometimes stressful. A stronger emphasis on training would be preferred. Sometimes there are disparities between different department perks (such as whether you can fly business class).


  7. "Changing AZ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good amenities.

    Cons

    Changes are handled very poorly

  8. "Currently with AZ"

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long term prospects much better than 5 years ago.

    Cons

    Noisy open plan office environment.


  9. "Manager - GA&I"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility in job opportunities globally

    Cons

    Its a political business environment


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities but higher level management not interested in people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Macclesfield, England
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company and incentive to have the career that you want. If you are interested in moving and trying different roles this is available, but you have to push for it. Good salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    Senior management have a lack of interest and empathy for individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your workforce, they are the key to your ongoing success.


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