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AstraZeneca Employee Reviews about "leadership"

4.1

84% would recommend to a friend

(354 total reviews)

Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot

Pascal Soriot

95% approve of CEO

Ratings by category

4.2

Diversity and Inclusion

4.1

Culture and Values

4.1

Compensation and Benefits

3.9

Career Opportunities

3.8

Work/Life Balance

3.6

Senior Management

Ratings distribution

5 stars

38%

4 stars

34%

3 stars

17%

2 stars

6%

1 star

5%

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Pros
  • "Benefits are good and if manager is behind you then it’s ok(in 541 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance and inclusivity(in 431 reviews)
  • "Money and people are great(in 392 reviews)
  • "There is a great culture in Canada and globally we have an exciting pipeline of products that is coming(in 221 reviews)
  • "Salary is good and competive(in 182 reviews)
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Updated 28 Nov 2023

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    1. 2.0
      20 Apr 2021
      Associate Engineer
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Chennai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Perks are good and annual benefits you will receive 100%

      Cons

      Management is very poor, you'll face a lot of micromanaging. Especially don't join the Chatbot team. Managers use slang in team meetings like idiot, stupid, waste and my manager use to plan boozing with his ofriends during sceduled meeting in conference room. HR is irresponsible and all control is in hand of pm who will have 0 leadership skill.

      1. 4.0
        2 May 2016
        Anonymous Employee
        Former Employee
        Recommend
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook

        Pros

        Pay is very good Opportunities for career development

        Cons

        The Commercial Learning and Development Department is a very dysfunctional place. There is constant turnover in leadership and the team dynamics within the training teams are tough. Since it is a developmental role, people are trying to get out and it creates and environment of fierce competition amongst peers. constant back biting and bad behavior is tolerated due to an overall lack of leadership. Nepotism.

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        1. 2.0
          16 Sept 2023
          Anonymous Employee
          Current Employee
          Taiwangou
          Recommend
          CEO Approval
          Business Outlook

          Pros

          Good place to learn and have exposure to above country level project

          Cons

          lack of leadership and very political environment without even a bit of meritocracy

          1. 5.0
            28 Jan 2022
            Raw Materials Planner
            Current Employee, more than 10 years
            Gaithersburg, MD
            Recommend
            CEO Approval
            Business Outlook

            Pros

            The leadership is developing a creative innovative culture which is focused on growth and advancement.

            Cons

            DOES NOT SUPPORT WORKING FROM HOME

            1
            1. 4.0
              12 Apr 2022
              Principal Scientist
              Former Employee, more than 8 years
              Waltham, MA
              Recommend
              CEO Approval
              Business Outlook

              Pros

              Interesting science Open, collaborative work environment Approachable and visible senior leadership Target bonus typical, and actual bonus frequently well in excess of target

              Cons

              Salary below industry average. Very Europe-centric (headcount, but also opportunities). Biology/Chemistry are king, all other scientists are considered support functions. Career ladder tops out fast, progression after that seems to favor those in UK/Sweden who've served many years at company.

              1. 4.0
                13 Apr 2022
                Anonymous Employee
                Current Employee, more than 3 years
                West Chester, OH
                Recommend
                CEO Approval
                Business Outlook

                Pros

                They pay is great. The benefits are amazing. Great ability to change roles if wanting a different career path or to gain a broader experience. Upward movement in your current role can be difficult due to management not wanting to leave their roles, but you are able to apply for different positions after a year of being hired in your current role. Chances for a higher role is possible in other departments if nothing is available in your own. Good leadership that pushes for you to grow if you want to improve your knowledge of the position.

                Cons

                Salaried positions can have longer hours, but that is the nature of salary. It is not something that is forced or pushed, but if you have a project to do, you will need to put in the work to complete it on time. Not much recourse when it comes to management that is under-performing

                1. 2.0
                  26 Nov 2017
                  Anonymous Employee
                  Former Employee, more than 3 years
                  Speke, England
                  Recommend
                  CEO Approval
                  Business Outlook

                  Pros

                  Fantastic company benefits but would rather be happy at a job than have a great pension scheme. Holidays are also decent that’s about it really.

                  Cons

                  Appraisal system was used inappropriately to destroy how hard people worked. Building a relationship with the senior team was nothing short of a challenge. Most senior managers and team leaders etc are technically brilliant but lack true leadership skills. To much of us and them attitude etc that lead to low morale and trust issues. Don’t go in with an open mind and think of changing anything you will get shot down fairly quickly, it’s not what you know it’s who you know.

                  3
                  1. 5.0
                    29 Jan 2022
                    Anonymous Employee
                    Current Employee, more than 3 years
                    Petaling Jaya
                    Recommend
                    CEO Approval
                    Business Outlook

                    Pros

                    Senior leadership and line manager really great! Understanding and very flexible. Put mental health above all, very supportive.

                    Cons

                    The increment can be not great

                    1. 4.0
                      6 Jun 2022
                      Commercial Leadership Associate
                      Current Employee, less than 1 year
                      Wilmington, DE
                      Recommend
                      CEO Approval
                      Business Outlook

                      Pros

                      The Commercial Leadership Development Program is an excellent way for MBA graduates to step into the pharmaceutical industry. Between roles in marketing, sales, and market access CLAs will have exposure and a network across the three pillars of US commerical biopharmaceuticals. With an exit to associate director roles it's a great LDP to accelerate one's career.

                      Cons

                      Location is OK at best (Wilmington, DE). Many CLAs choose to live in Philly.

                      1. 5.0
                        9 Mar 2021
                        IT Senior Manager
                        Current Employee, more than 5 years
                        Chennai
                        Recommend
                        CEO Approval
                        Business Outlook

                        Pros

                        Learning, AZ values, Innovation, work life balance

                        Cons

                        LT needs learnings in leadership skills which helps workforce end with high satisfaction and zero attrition

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