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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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6 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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- 4.04 Jun 2022ScientistFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsGaithersburg, MD
Very interesting work. Nice people for the most part and a lot of resources available compared with small companies. A lot of intelligent people.
If you want to be a scientist and don’t have a PhD, you’ll have a very difficult time progressing in a career here. Fresh kids out of the program start 2-3 levels higher than those who have been in industry for 10 years or more. You have to work your tail off to get to the level of fresh PhD’s. Often time, it takes 15-20 years of experience to get to the level that new PhD’s with 0 years of industry experience come in as. The reasoning being that this is an unofficial reward based system to incentivize getting your PhD. You do find some competitiveness as per most large companies that gets annoying.4
- 5.018 Oct 2021Anonymous ContractorCurrent Contractor
People who work at AZ are extremely smart and passionate about the work they do. Lots of room for growth.
A lot of positions start out as contract, may not be possible for everyone to take a contract role.
- 1.011 Nov 2014Anonymous ContractorFormer Contractor, more than 1 yearWest Chester, OH
Very nice, clean, modern facility with a great on-site café/grille. Many good people work there who genuinely care about the consumers of the diabetes medication that is produced there. The facility is large, with plenty of room to grow. The office areas have hydraulic desks which can be raised and lowered for maximum comfort while working. The plant is only a few years old and is maintained in an excellent fashion. The technology in use there is cutting edge and is very impressive.
Very little communication from departmental directors to their subordinates. I was there for over two years in a temporary position. The departmental director that I reported to seldom, if ever, spoke to me, nor did this person ever show (to me) any interest in the work that I performed. When it was necessary for me to speak to this person, I was treated like an interruption and a nuisance. I was eventually let go and my responsibilities were given to a full-time employee who was already working 45-50 hours a week. The department that I was a part of was very over-worked and very under-staffed, yet temporary workers like me were being let go because the departmental director did not want us on the budget any longer. Apparently, there was no thought given to the work load of the employees who were forced to do their own job and to take on another person's job. After being there as long as I was, I feel qualified to say that this facility is poorly managed from middle management downward, with few exceptions. I did all that they asked me for over two years- I was trying to prove myself and show my loyalty to them, but that did not matter to the decision-makers.7
- 4.014 Feb 2017Scientist ICurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsCambridge, England
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.
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.1
- 4.016 Nov 2015Associate Project ManagerCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearPhiladelphia, PA
It is a great environment and culture at the philadelphia AZ/Media site. Management are nice and you interact with the site leadership team. It is cozy and people tend to want to help you if you show you want to be there.
Since you are a contractor with entry level experience there isn't a lot of opportunities to be a fulltime.
- 4.026 Jun 2020Senior PMFormer Contractor
Nice place to work. People are mostly cooperative and easy going as long as you communicate clearly and keeping everyone in the loop
some vendors are not as easy to work with.
- 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
- 3.029 Sept 2014Research ScientistFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsAlderley Park, England
Generaly very nice people to work with and managers etc on a personal level were always warm and accomodating where possible
wage is average to poor for the sector. Little room for progression with most people staying for at least 5-8 years in their band. Very resistant to change and were often met with a "we do it this way because we have always done it this way" mantra - despite all of the change an initiatives from the top which were often meerly just words rather than actions. Constant rounds of reorganisation and redundancies meant that productivity had dropped at least 50% as people were too bust working out where the next job was going to be!1
- 3.05 Nov 2015Associate Scientist IICurrent EmployeeCambridge, England
Most of the people are nice to work with and there is some good science going on. Still feels like a smaller biotech
Pay is low and recognition is quite low although they are trying. Very hard to get promoted and not all Managers are good managers