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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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- 3.06 Jul 2010CRACurrent EmployeeGaithersburg, MD
benefits, salary, resources, cutting edge, pipeline, participation in SOP development/modifications, work from home 1 day/wk, good bonuses, big in safety of employees, quick expense reimb.
Way too many internal changes going on at once (softwares, systems, SOPs, structure, vendors). Work almost 60hrs/wk. POLITICS !!! many unqualified people promoted because of politics! Upper management is not in touch w/real world and sets goals with timelines that make them unfeasible....work quality suffers. Poor planning (tied to timeline/goals).4
- 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
- 5.024 Mar 2021Director: Clinical Information Science DirectorCurrent EmployeeCambridge, England
very nice environment, your voice is heard, colleagues are supportive, busy and concentrated athmosphere without heavy pressure upper management had very clear idea and bringing the company at brightest level
big company with all disavantages about the fact that you remain a number
- 2.024 May 2019CV Specialty SalesFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Top Notch Benefits Package -compensation, 401k, Insurance, company car, average amount of paid time off compared to other Pharma. Company shuts down between Christmas and New Years Day
There is No work life balance in the CV Sales division- very aggressive unrealistic sales quotas. District sales manager makes job enjoyable or miserable depending on who you work for. When PTO is figured they use 7.5 hours for each day. We work well over 7.5 hour days. My District Manager routinely emailed and texted reps many times each week before 8 am and after 6 pm “sorry for late notice but...”. You needed to check emails and texts at all hours. He had a lot of conference calls & lots of reports taking time away from seeing customers. Consistently worked 10 plus hour days. Average work week 55 hours. Many managers obsessed with posting on workplace (corporate facebook). We were Required by our district manager to constantly post and respond to his posts. It gives upper management the illusion that district sales managers “engage” with sales people. Posting is not engaging your people, it’s often distracting and takes time away from customers. It’s also a potentially legal liability. Every 1 1/2 to 2 years there is Complete shift in top management changing roles or leaving the company. As a result the sales division has a complete shift in changing priorities and performance measurements.1
- 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
- 5.023 Oct 2012Pharmaceutical Sales SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsWhite Plains, NY
* Many strong employees that actually care about patient health * Solid upper management that has guided the company through many tough times * Lots of cash-- ready to acquire companies and compounds to build pipeline
* Patent expiration of blockbusters provides uncertain future * Collaborative efforts with other pharma companies poses a risk * Conservative marketing approach allows more aggressive competitors to take advantage with bolder claims
- 2.08 May 2023MicrobiologistFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNorth Ryde
all the wrong people getting promotions when they don’t have the skill set or experience needed. all the appropriate people got ousted because they challenged upper management and were actually asking the right questions and trying to wrong a right. lots of favouritism, who get all the perks like promotions and better opportunities. poor management who don’t know what to do with themselves, and don’t see that they are the problem as to why the lab is collapsing, and no effort in trying to address issues. rather, they find it easier to pin the problems on a scapegoat. the problem is systemic.
Pay and bonuses are decent
- 1.011 Aug 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsRedwood City, CA
Those that have been there the longest are the ones that are listened to by upper management
Those that have been there the longest are the ones that cause drama and gossip the most, they look for reasons to get people in trouble and treat co workers poorly because they are untouchable. I witnessed people get together to discuss what they will say to HR and management regarding people they do not like or plays by the rules set forth by Astra Zeneca and I watched management and HR target those same people. There was encouragement to record people’s conversation and present the recordings although this was against company policy. The place was so toxic and unwelcoming especially towards darker skinned or mixed people when the mixed people were identifying black. There was protection for certain people although they were blatantly racist and discriminate against people who they did not identify with and management as well as HR supported this behavior. Quality group would write untrue things in deviations, training records were falsified by those higher in management and the company got away with these things. The company seems to be racist and makes people that are not of the majority suffer by poor treatment. The people that have been there as manufacturing operators are the worst people to work with, the ad was person is nasty and treated people like crap purposefully intimidating those he did not like and favored those that were Spanish speaking.11
- 4.025 Nov 2012Pharmaceutical Sales SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Good, well paid position for sales representatives that have an interest in medicine and health issues. Training can be intensive - as it is important to have a thorough knowledge of your medicine, disease state and the competition. You will feel confident - once trained to face your customers (physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists etc..). Astrazeneca has produced many good, competitive products over the years.
Many changes in the pharmaceutical industry are changing the way companies do business, including the way they market their products. Your direct manager dictates the atmosphere you will work under - most are good people. Your product(s) might be of excellant quality, but it can be difficult to sell your product(s) if they are not picked up and included under insurance formulary plans. Upper management can be frustrating: a bit out of touch with reality in the field. Sales goals for representatives can be unrealistic and might thus be unattainable. Perhaps this is part of the downsizing plan. Most of the pharmaceutical industry (including AstraZeneca) is moving toward reducing their ranks. AstraZeneca is currently going through planned phases of downsizing that will take several years. One cannot feel confident in having a lasting career with AstarZeneca due to the lack of job security. Having past success does not insure your job during downsize campaigns.2