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AstraZeneca Westborough Reviews

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Westborough, MA (US)

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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • strict - work/life balance - stress (in 42 reviews)

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

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  1. "AZ was a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Westborough, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Great People, Great Culture. Nothing bad to say about the company.

    Cons

    Coffee cost 55 cents. :-)

    Advice to Management

    Continue building from within and fight the generics.


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    "Review of Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Westborough, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary, excellent bonus structure, health insurance good. 401K matches up to 6%

    Cons

    Only one health insurance company to chose from


  3. "Facilities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA (US)

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pension, 401K, Bonus, generous vacation

    Cons

    Cutbacks, too much attention to the bottom line


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible culture, work class manufacturing site.

    Cons

    Closing due to solid business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Lead Mechanical Technician"

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    Current Employee - Lead Mechanical Technician in Westborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanical Technician in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at AstraZeneca for 27 years and it has been a great place of employment. The company has compensated me well and rewarded me well through the years.

    Cons

    The site I am working at will be closing soon. There seemed to be no back up plan for products going off patent. Nothing in the pipeline to run at our facility.


  7. "Lead Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Lead Chemist in Westborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Chemist in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    LEAN Manufacturing environment. Tight knit community; Good teamwork; cross-functional training. New manufacturing sites purchased; opportunity outside of Massachusetts.

    Cons

    Westborough (MA) site closing due to high-level business decisions.


  8. "Sr. Microbiologist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Microbiologist in Westborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Microbiologist in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, commute, culture, management

    Cons

    Opportunities, downsizing, lack of local business, jobs moving overseas (to other AZ sites)


  9. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer, Manufacturing Operations in Westborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer, Manufacturing Operations in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Employees are the best at all levels. Good culture

    Cons

    some local senior directors run there own agenda doing what they want. Spoils it for everyone.Bad apples everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  10. "Worked at the Westborough MA facility"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Westborough, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture with wonderful, supportive team-oriented people at all levels of the organization

    Cons

    Only minor equipment issues occasionally nothing out of the ordinary


  11. "Great place to work ... but continuous changes creates job insecurity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very people focused and great place to work. Good span of control for supervisors and managers 5-20. Good opportunities to develop.

    Cons

    Continuous cost cutting and restructuring due loss of revenue / patent exclusivity.
    Work-life balance for direct labor.

    Advice to Management

    Less beaurocracy, empower the local leaders to lead without having to ask. Headcount is overmanaged ... if within budget and site leadership agrees on business case it should be an inform to senior leaders instead of an ask.


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