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2 years ago
I’m in the final round for the Life Science Capabilities and Insights Analyst role at McKinsey. Can someone provide deeper insight on what this role entails. Is this client facing? What is the usual base salary? I’m a current Scientist at AstraZeneca. Thanks!
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5 days ago
I recently applied for a position at AstraZeneca. Nothing happened in first 3 months. I did not hear back anything from them. My application status was "application received" until last week. I checked the workday system and I saw my application is "inactive" and "No longer in consideration". They even did not send any notification about the application. They are really terrible company. They say they have values but they do not respect people. It is controversial!
8 days ago
Georgia State University
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- "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)
- "Direct line management was poor in some cases." (in 166 reviews)
- "This leaves lots of employees adrift while the ones lucky enough to have a good manager thrive." (in 104 reviews)
- "Leadership is poor and not direct." (in 70 reviews)
- "slow career progression for entry level employee" (in 38 reviews)
- "Unfair and Biased upper management" (in 36 reviews)
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- 2.08 Mar 2019Sales RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 10 years
their benefits are good and pay is decent
New upper management who doesn’t pay attention to those who work and those who don’t
- 1.023 Jun 2019CRACurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsWilmington, DE
Benefits are great, 401k, tuition reimbursement, maternity leave
The company tried to expand too quickly, resulting in hiring poor quality of CRAs and managers. The management team plays favorites and only promote those who can brown nose their way to the top. Others who work endless hours and provide quality work are overlooked because they are not given visibility to management team. You will not be promoted unless your manager allows you to be promoted.4
- 2.023 May 2013Principal ScientistFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsBoston, MA
High salary, great benefits. The scientists are highly qualified and most are great people to work with. The facilities are well designed and a wonderful space to work in.
- Constant stream of layoffs has created an atmosphere of fear. Scapegoating which was unheard of a few years ago is now common, with managers throwing their reports under the bus to save their own skins. - There is a constant blame shifting atmosphere as individuals struggle to avoid responsibility for fear of being targeted in the next series of layoffs. This leads to both to scapegoating and to endless series of meetings to attempt to reach a consensus decision on almost everything. Unfortunately unless everyone agrees no one will agree and while clear cut yes/no decisions are made, decisions in the grey area are trapped in an endless series of meetings with no one willing to say yes or no. - New senior management has encouraged an extremely political atmosphere in which office politics and backstabbing are paramount. As a result the primary focus of middle management has shifted from discovering new drugs to surviving office politics. - There has been an extremely rapid series of reorganizations/business plan shifts. This is extremely disruptive. Drug development is a long process with drugs taking years to progress from discovery to the marketplace. Changing business plans every year or two doesn't work with a development process that long and just makes the pipeline problem worse. - There is a significant pipeline problem that everyone new was coming but senior management made inadequate preparations and now lower level employees are suffering while the senior level people who made the bad decisions are leaving with very golden parachutes.6
- 2.08 Feb 2018Anonymous ContractorCurrent Contractor
Location and easy of campus
So many to add. Management is more concerned about their image and politi al standing than being a leader. Most will lie and cheat to get ahead. Regular threats come if you don't make them look good. Since its a British company HR is mainly there and HR's lack humanity and tact make the job worse. .Also for a large company medical benefits are lack luster
- 4.019 Nov 2021EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChennai
AstraZeneca GTC is good organization. Almost all Managers and Leads are good. Good domain knowledge and technologies. Food and Cab are employee benefits. Good shift allowance. Not much of work pressure.
Upper Management is not good and occupied by one state people who are partial to their group alone. No promotions, it is very very very very difficult to get promoted in AstraZeneca GTC (no matter how you work). Resource allocation to be improved and not single resource should be dumped with many projects. Pressurizing employees to come back to office after wave 1 and wave 2 by not understanding the situation. As a pharmaceutical company, I didn't expect this kind of approach from AstraZeneca during this pandemic. Please understand the pandemic and try to avoid return to workplace. Try to continue work from home.3
- 3.09 Oct 2020Associate Scientist IICurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsGaithersburg, MD
Always push and support new ideas Try it and present your results Don't be afraid to order your reagents, as long as they will be used for your work "Apparent social work " is very supported by the Senior Leadership
Think twice if you are ready to join AZ. The managers (Lab) manage to be very powerful . They (managers) realize AZ is first a Lab company. Without their work - results- products , AZ will probably not exist. Lab managers in fact are not managers. They are first Scientists turn in to managers. THIS IS ONE Of THE REAL PROBLEM of AZ especially for the lab. HR of AZ don't have a say - HR is there to support the lab managers not the EMPLOYEES who in reality is working hard to make the data available and for future key decisions.. Last -Management ALWAYS PROMOTE the same people over and over (same names every other 3 years). You end up create unnecessary tension and destroy the work environment you and the Leadership are trying and working HARD to promote. This is one on the biggest weakness of AZ - Unfortunately the Senior Leadership faint to not see.5
- 3.024 Sept 2023Associate Scientist IFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Set My own hours Largely Independent work
Weekend and after hours work required Management unavailable No opportunity for full time work after contract ended1
- 5.030 Sept 2022Medical Science Liaison (MSL)Current Employee, more than 3 yearsKiev, Kyiv
High quality management, high standarts
High management very busy with global problems and doesn`t pay attantion to small internal company problems
- 3.06 Nov 2023IT Support OfficerFormer EmployeeGothenburg, Västra Götaland
More vacation days than in other companies in Sweden and paid leave between Christmas and New Year.
Middle management and one/two levels above is unfortunately fearful and caring for their own positions/roles most.1
- 3.017 Nov 2017Finance DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearCambridge, England
Excellent benefits package on top of basic salary. Lots of good people trying hard to do the best they can to contribute to company targets. Pleasant work environment (in some buildings) and efforts being made on new surroundings.
Very little autonomy to make changes or get things done. Too much faceless back office and going around in circles with queries or issues. Morale is very low in some areas due to restructures and excessive workload. Top management doesn't care about individuals and is very insensitive about impact of restructuring changes made. HR effort is all focused on hiring and onboarding, there is very little support as an employee or people manager once in the company, as there are not enough HR business partners.3