AstraZeneca Employee Reviews about "medimmune"

Updated 7 Oct 2020

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  1. "Company undergoing big changes"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ambitious plan to return to growth appears to be working

    Cons

    I originally joined CAT which then became MedImmune and then AZ. The changes that brought weren't for everyone, including me!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "CEO is loosing touch with staff, benefits being cut, pay increase is low"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Struggling to come up with any pros these days. The pipeline is good and there are some exceptionally talent staff but MedImmune as an employer has gone down hill and is loosing quality people due to continued "alignment" with AstraZeneca.

    Cons

    Big benefit cuts to pensions makes working here less attractive. MedI use to be head and shoulders above in their pension scheme which attracted and retained staff. Now they have decided to "align" with the market which means a lot of current staff taking a cut, making the company less attractive to current staff and new staff. CEO is getting more out of touch with the staff. Working from home is no longer allowed! Get real this is 2018, she also describing the UK as a tiny island was not a good move. Year on year very low percentage pay increases.

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  3. "Good time to be joining AZ"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    After a number of difficult years AstraZeneca is returning to growth and there are good times ahead. Single site in Cambridge bringing AZ and MedImmune scientists under one roof will be beneficial to both. Many opportunities for scientific collaboration in the Cambridge area.

    Cons

    Delays to Cambridge HQ construction and occupation. Very flat management structure in IMED makes line management positions and progression few and far between (if that's what interests you)

  4. Helpful (1)

    "good place but overworked"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn lots and there is a genuine push for people to learn and understand the science. The culture in the UK side is pretty nice and relaxed and the leadership in the UK is good.

    Cons

    difficult to get promoted. More emphasis paid to doing pet projects rather than day job. Confusion over the brand of Medimmune, Astra Zeneca (AZ) pay the bills, everyone has heard of AZ Medi US just need to get over it and move on with the brand.

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    "In you are not a scientist then its a disaster"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are pretty good and the science is first class. New AZ site in Cambridge looks interesting but will we see MedImmune totally vanish when that site opens.

    Cons

    AZ, AZ, AZ. AZ own MedImmune and have ripped the non science support areas from Finance to IT to shreds. So scientists spend an ridiculous amount of time doing non science activities because there is not enough support for MedImmune specific ways of working.

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    "IT being crippled by AZ reorg"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Local teams of people are great, hard working and understand what they need to do and how to get stuff done to support the scientists.

    Cons

    IT re-org being led by AZ is going to end in tears for MedImmune. Poor communication, poor understanding of what people do on the ground, massive cost cutting and moving services to Indian centres and cloud was ok a couple of years ok but things have changed already and once again IT is playing catchup.

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  7. "A testing place to work at a difficult time for the sector"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the people are brilliant.

    Cons

    Silos - organisations (AZ and MedImmune), geography (California, Gaithersburg, Cambridge), Information systems (E drive, H drive, USB drive, Rodeo Drive...)

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  8. "Review"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Pilot Production Technician III in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gym on campus at Gaithersburg site

    Cons

    Culture has changed since Astrazeneca bought off Medimmune. No longer Friday happy hours

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    "AZ is not the company Medimmune Was"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, bonus, LTI. You can learn a lot and work with very smart folks.

    Cons

    No work/life balance with 60 hours/week expected or you will get a low job review rating. AZ has biases against the former Medimmune employees and has made an effort to push them out of the organization and was told that in 2019 60% of those such employees left company. Has become a big pharma company and very political. UK management calls all the shots over the USA staff.

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  10. "Better as MedImmune but Not Terrible"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Very knowledgeable scientists so you can improve or gain a plethora of knowledge if you use the resources provided.

    Cons

    Many pains as the company that was formerly MedImmune aligns with AstraZeneca policies. The "great place to work" phrase that was earned by MedImmune is now long gone. While there are attempts to maintain a great workplace there is a long way to go until this may be an actuality under the new management and teams.

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