AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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  1. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong pipeline and commercial orientation

    Cons

    Limited investment in support functions

    AstraZeneca2019-10-25
  2. "Excellent employer of quality professionals"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  3. "Pretty good company to work for."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, very good for health & safety. Good bonuses & share scheme, good wages & shift disturbance payments. Wide range of roles available, & can move up from shop floor into management.

    Cons

    Pension scheme has been butchered a couple of times over the years, so, whilst still not bad, is nowhere near as good as it was. If you've been there a long time you'll probably start feeling that its diminishing returns on overall enjoyment. Many seem to end up a bit disillusioned. Some of the directions coming from top management leave the workers scratching their heads in dis-belief. Does often seem like management listen to the loudmouths, & bad behaviour has been seen to be rewarded. On balance, still a good place to work, but if you're looking to be there for a long time, be prepared for a level of disillusionment to set in eventually.

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    AstraZeneca2019-10-09
  4. "Experienced global category manager with 17 years experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good vision but bullying environment"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Capability Director in Luton, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing products and great compra any vision. Benefits are great too.

    Cons

    Very few people are allowed to progress and progress is not based on capabilities, rather being part of a small group of poor identified peoples allowed to have great opportunities and fasttrack up the scale. Culture allows for bullying and unacceptable behaviour.

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    AstraZeneca2019-10-20
  6. "DFDD good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Formulation Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, good gym, exciting pipeline, good interactions with Gaithersburg OMW colleagues

    Cons

    Current Staffing Levels in Biologics Need increasing, but management are aware

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    AstraZeneca2019-10-04
  7. "CSA AstraZeneca"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Work colleagues are amazing and so supportive Decent salary

    Cons

    Restructuring every two years meaning threat of redundancy

    AstraZeneca2019-09-29
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Toxic culture"

    1.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good (for Cambridge), but are not worth the cost to mental and physical health and wellbeing.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent and bullying is commonplace, even within the HR department (shocking and disappointing), The most toxic culture I have had the misfortune to experience so far in my 20 year professional life. The irony is they make medicines that help improve, even save people's lives, but as a company they do not care about the wellbeing of their staff.

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    AstraZeneca2019-10-26
  9. "AZ - Great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to thrive for enthusiastic people

    Cons

    No issues attracts and retains talent

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    AstraZeneca2019-09-25
  10. "Mixed bag"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people, great systems, best in class for lots of things. Great benefits and tools

    Cons

    Lots of not so great people! Favouritism, really long working hours and little reward. Some bullying

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    AstraZeneca2019-10-08
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