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AstraZeneca Employee Reviews about "pipeline"

Updated 24 Jun 2019

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Pros
  • "I had a great work/ life balance which was very rare in my area of work in my country(in 213 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, peaceful environment to work(in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • "Need more people for the pipeline to be delivered(in 72 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be difficult as there is much to do to bring these medicines to market(in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for !

    Cons

    Need more people for the pipeline to be delivered

    AstraZeneca2018-08-02
  2. "Senior director marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people and culture with improved decision making

    Cons

    Pipeline and study success delivery

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing sites

    AstraZeneca2017-09-07
  3. "Good opportunities for me, but I don't believe it has the pipeline to succeed long term"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Director in Macclesfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a very supportive culture, but like most places it was very dependent on which team you're in and who your boss is Great at selling stuff!

    Cons

    Crazy internal governance and decision making - very driven by personalities rather than reason I left when things were going a bit crazy - hopefully things are better now. The pipeline was looking extremely thin. Not sure it has transformed in the way the external world (and Pfizer) thinks it has Talent management and development was for the few, and was totally dependent...

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    Advice to Management

    Improve decision making at the highest level Make development and talent management accessible to all.

    AstraZeneca2014-10-16
  4. "Good if you are on high level."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Good to have on your cv. Global point of view into the businesses. Permanent employees get ok benefits. Good physical conditions, nice food place etc.

    Cons

    Unfair promotions. It is important who you know not what you do. Too far to the city unless you are living in alderley edge Ongoing outsourcing. If you are not European, your chances to be promoted are very low. Too traditional. Not enough focus on product pipeline. Fixed terms are treated unfairly comparing they are doing the same job to permanents.

    Advice to Management

    Try cuting costs on senior management levels. Inefficient structures at some departments lead to idle employees. Dont only talk about diversity but also lead by example and promote real diversity.

    AstraZeneca2012-04-23
  5. "Capable people, hugely political. Full of European and American managers"

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    Current Employee -  in London, England
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Great products, friendly work place, work life balance

    Cons

    Low on diversity , unfair and political promotions , poor product pipeline

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunity to non Europeans and non Americans, be honest in communication

    AstraZeneca2011-12-02
  6. "Great place to work ten years ago"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average salary, great benefits - 6% 401k match

    Cons

    Sales data dubious, culture is very negative, no strong leadership, weak pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Improve formula for calculating COE so that it is a fair comparison, bring back some fun and motivating culture... it will help people want to sell for you again and retain the good employees.

    AstraZeneca2019-01-19
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    "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the Medical Benefits are pretty reasonable

    Cons

    Comp plans are horribly, Mid Level Mgrs are sub-par, pipeline for Cardiology is drying up, and the company has sold off almost all of its Corporate Headquarters Buildings in Delaware so ther's no sense of a feeling of growth and development, and innovation rather a lot of downsizing, and desperation!!!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in YOUR Good people so they won't feel compelled to go outside the company to advance their career!!! And embrace diversity and stand up for ALL people all inclusive of EVERYONE! And stop pretending to say you put patients first.

    AstraZeneca2018-11-13
  8. "There is always a way to contribute to life changing science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic, patient-oriented, science driven. A good place to start your career supported by seniors with long experience. AZ believes in the power of its employees.

    Cons

    Big company so it might be difficult to understand the business structure and pipeline when arriving new at the company.

    AstraZeneca2018-08-01
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    "For a Pharma company doesn't care about health of employees"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at AstraZeneca

      Pros

      Lots of job opportunities as there seems to be high turnover. Big Pharma so some people are able to hide and get away without doing anything as I've seen first hand.

      Cons

      The worst company I've ever worked at, they are so disorganized and some people have no idea what they are doing. Talking to Hr is a joke as they are part of the problem. They do not care about employees and in fact encourage people to leave. They think people should be lined up to join their company. They don't have a strong pipeline as some of the drugs they were counting...

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      Advice to Management

      Treat your employees with the truth don't lie and cover up.

      AstraZeneca2017-12-20
    • "Leading Pharma Co"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

      Pros

      Positive culture and interpersonal atmosphere. deep and exciting pipeline allowing immersion in new topics and markets in ones career. global footprint with wide opportunity for career development for those capable and mobile

      Cons

      due to wide portfolio and pipeline budgets are spread across and at times not enough to adequately maximize programs

      AstraZeneca2017-09-19
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