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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
I have around 1.5 yrs of Medical domain (MRI, fMRI, mammographic )exp in applying ML/DL to it, anyone willing to refer me? (4 GPA, 4 internships, Won 2 hackathons) @gehealth Amgen Johnson & Johnson AstraZeneca Biogen Pfizer Eli Lilly and Company Gilead Sciences Gilead Sciences, Inc Takeda Takeda Oncology Novartis healthcare Thanks
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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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- 4.03 Dec 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
AstraZeneca APBS has a really good office culture, and there are hardly any office politics, so everyone is friendly. The company provides a lot of benefits such as medical, optical and dental allowances in addition to the usual group insurance. There are many activities and gatherings organized for each departments and for the whole company as a whole. They are very generous with these activities, especially their annual dinners.
Salary at AstraZeneca APBS is not very high and the annual increment is also not much. The annual bonus is also more heavily dependent on the company's global profit and not so much on your own work performance. This is not so much the fault of the company but more on the nature of accounting, but in the RTR department you need to be prepared to work overtime a lot during the month end closing. There are some nights where it's not surprising to work until 12 midnight (or more).
- 3.027 Jun 2023Associate Analyst ICurrent Employee, less than 1 yearPetaling Jaya
Good for newly graduate for experience in diagnostics business and salary is slightly above average.
Benefit are slowly and surely withdrawn/cut. But still the best around when you compared to other Shared Service Centre (SSC) industries. Managers can be too up tight about everything and new joiners can expect little hints "micro-managing" from the higher ups.
- 3.025 Nov 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Stability - training - company car
Salary is very bad versus other multinational companies after inflation even if the car is company owned
- 2.030 Oct 2016ScientistCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsCambridge, England
The company follows values of doing the right thing and following the science. Impressive summer fun days and Christmas parties which help morale.
Promotion opportunities are non existent and are given to people who promote themselves rather than the most high achieving scientists that produce credible achievements for projects and the company. Salaries are much lower than other companies and are more in line with those in academia. New people to the company end up starting on more money than those that have worked there years. Severe lack of clear communication from senior management regarding big changes to the company and lack of support from HR. Motivated scientists end up leaving the company due to lack of recognition of hard work. Due to cost savings no international travel is permitted in some working areas. Constantly having to find ways to save money which often comes as a consequence for scientists, but managers are still able to travel. Low morale across the company due to lack of leadership in some areas. Flexible working, holidays, opportunities are all dependent on manager and not all managers are fair managers.6
- 2.05 Mar 2020Associate DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsCambridge, England
Flexible working is very good in my experience Plenty of opportunities to try new career paths Good for building an entry level career, lots of exposure to novel technology
Too many to mention but here's a short list (in no particular order): Senior leaders have managed to create a fear culture that permeates most of the company. You can see this most in governance interactions, which are more like a Victorian schoolroom rather than an environment where all viewpoints are valued. The AZ values are quite a decent framework of behaviour that all employees should follow. Unfortunately these values seem to be for underlings only, don't expect them to be displayed by senior leaders in the majority of cases. Workload in many functions is quite frankly ridiculous. If you don't work on evenings and weekends you apparently aren't performing your role effectively. I've worked for many companies over two decades and I have to say that the frequency of individuals with massive egos is by far the most I've seen. This makes doing your day job all that more difficult. To be fair there are some great people too (all suffering). ZERO pension contributions from the company (you have to contribute it all yourself). Bonus is calculated on a lower 'base salary' value and not on what you would consider your normal salary. Performance review process is onerous and it can and will be used to unfairly beat you with by certain managers (usually those with the massive egos). Turnover of staff is unmanageable, the 'revolving door' just won't stop. This adds to workload, reduces project knowledge and makes resourcing almost impossible. The lack of process is astonishing. Good if you are a free thinking spirit who likes to make it up as you go along but bad if you need to learn the job and work in a highly regulated environment.10
- 3.06 Oct 2010Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeGaithersburg, MD
Good salaries and lot of stability
Not too many promotion opportunities, unless you are in the right position and at the right time. Not work-life balance
- 2.019 Feb 2019EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChennai
Lots of benefits. Free food, cab and very less work. Good company for ladies and for people who don't want to work and just get salary.
No career growth. Only support work. You will get bored if you work more than 1 year in this company. Most managers are dumb who doesn't know anything about technology. If you have less than 10 yrs of experience, please don't join the company. The company will make you lazy and makes you to forget all the tech skills you have learned in your career. Chennai management is a complete failure. Too much politics.4
- 4.08 Sept 2016Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales SpecialistCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
GREAT long-term compensation with a VERY generous 401(k) matching plan.
Average immediate compensation with salaries that never beat industry averages and bonus targets that seem to regularly find ways to pay reps less each year.
- 2.07 Apr 2015Procurement ManagerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsBengaluru
Lot of organizational changes, Good work life balance,
HR support in India one of the worst. Employee salary components are decided by the whims and fancy of local HR (Bangalore). I was in a global role based out in Bangalore and the support was pathetic. Even though I resigned in October, they didnt think it was apt to pay my bonus. The worst part is that they decided this and at no point of time the employee was consulted or informed. The HR practices and support is pathetic.