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AstraZeneca Wilmington Reviews

Updated 31 May 2018
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Wilmington, DE (US)

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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 (4)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, as long as you work it out with your manager.
    Executive Leadership is actually leading the company to scientific greatness - we're helping more and more patients - it's an exciting time to be a part of the organization

    Cons

    The constant re-orgs get tiresome.... even if there is no headcount reduction, we spend a lot of time trying to re-define how we work with each other


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Director in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Compliance Director in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and people are great.

    Cons

    Company is not as appealing as it used to be in Wilmington due to all of the recent changes, but it is still a fabulous place to work.

  3. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, on-site gym

    Cons

    benefits continue to get cut, not much opportunity to grow as a employee

    Advice to Management

    invest in people (more than computer based training)


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training program for someone taking new reponsibility

    Cons

    Big organization- only favorite employees are provided opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee development


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I worked at AstraZeneca as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life Balance is good

    Cons

    vert strict timelines and deadlines


  6. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Secretary in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I thought their health care insurance was one of the most comprehensive in our industry

    Cons

    Unless you planned it right, some of the deductibles were pretty high

    Advice to Management

    Lower the deductible and it may have already happened ...it has been almost 5 years


  7. "LIFT Internship"

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    Current Intern - LIFT in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Intern - LIFT in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at AstraZeneca as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of experience to put on my resume and helpful career development workshops.

    Cons

    Performed a lot of ad hoc tasks that didn't come together.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Few Decent Leaders Left"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good place to work until 2008 and has been downhill since! A good starting place for new graduates before moving on to other companies where advancement opportunities would be available.

    Cons

    In February after 26 years, I along with many others, were more than ready to leave such a negative atmosphere. Self-centered leaders are unfortunately the majority, bonuses & awards are kept among themselves because those who were “normal” kind and caring leaders had their positions eliminated. Sad, very sad that such a local, once excellent employer has sunk so low. No work/life balance for the few good colleagues left trying to hold on until the inevitable happens — complete collapse or sold off piece-by-piece.

    Advice to Management

    What goes around comes around!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Hostile enviornment. Checkbox culture."

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits right out of college.

    Cons

    The PSS role at AZ quickly becomes mundane and boring. If you are okay with a checkbox culture with few opportunities for creativity or critical thinking then the PSS role at AZ is for you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good option if you want to gain skills and move on"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AZ has flexible work arrangements in R&D, as well as other parts of the company. There are many opportunities to work on a variety of initiatives. The pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    They are continually undergoing a great deal of change. Also, this is a large pharma company which can make it sometimes difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Be better at choosing who you place in positions of management. Provide better "people" management and leadership support and guidance to them. Be sure they have a yearly objective that ensures they are held accountable for how they manage their people.


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