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Updated 27 June 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • "Negatively affects work life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Sometimes decision making is slow and bureaucratic, tendency to revisit decisions; Sometimes discard the old in favor of the new too soon" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Madbury, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Madbury, NH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, good benefits, and reasonable territory size.

    Cons

    Limited therapeutic areas to cross over.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So disappointing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good wage
    Car allowance
    Company has loads of money
    Lots of conferences-if u like that kind of thing

    Cons

    Bulling. Lack of transparency, despite claiming to be transparent, wage gap very evident. Management bias. Misogynistic managers, male and female. Very alcohol focused. Lack of support.

    Advice to Management

    Close the wage gap. Believe your whistle blowers.

  3. "Values Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company treats employees with respect

    Cons

    None different than any other pharma companies


  4. "Most thorough and efficient sales rep onboarding and training"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Medical Sales Representative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Medical Sales Representative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers! Relatable and helpful coworkers, willing to answer any questions and always reachable to a new rep.
    Service desk employees always helpful and any problems with systems or tech were solved asap.
    It was great to hear that contract employees have some health benefits.
    The week of onboarding at head office in Mississauga was extremely informative and touched on all aspects of my role, including role playing and different roles at AZ. New employees also got to meet management at multiple times during this week.

    Cons

    With having lots of different online platforms it is sometimes confusing to remember all the usernames and passwords.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  5. "Astrazeneca"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Mansoura, Dakahlia Governorate (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Mansoura, Dakahlia Governorate (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality of learning ,Quality of production

    Cons

    Quality of management is not well

    Advice to Management

    Be cooperative


  6. "Pharmaceutical Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great company to work for. They care about their employees and their development.
    Company care provided
    Salary is fair

    Cons

    High turnover of management
    Difficult to get promoted


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Only corporate zombies get promoted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Thinking differently or asking questions about why we are doing something is frowned upon. The only way to stay and be happy is to drink the company Kool-Aid. If you like to suck up, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the strength in different perspectives and don't be threatened by people who challenge the status quo. They may actually make you better!

  8. "Fair company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Independance, trust from upper management.

    Cons

    Volatile environment. Many company changes


  9. "Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, decent pay, benefits. Managers are mostly easy going and goals are realistic. Culture is professional and productive, training processes are very thorough.

    Cons

    Promotional process is difficult and was changed to avoid promoting too many employees. Company also promotes the wrong people. Politics and numbers take over and good talent gets overlooked often.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Potential, Diamonds throughout, High Manager turn over, False promises"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Tidewater, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Tidewater, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company
    Extremely talented individuals if network and find them

    Cons

    High management turnover
    Extremely high upper management turnover
    Poor product launch skills
    Consistently not communicating and/or delivering on nationally communicated promises.

    Advice to Management

    Spearhead a solid management development department as the majority of my direct managers (7 in 10+ years) had poor skills and very high opinions of self. Management should not be an opportunity to remind your sales people how good you thought that you were when you were a sales representative, but a chance to be a true leader, inspire, and develop.