AstraZeneca Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 14 May 2020

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, growth opportunities, work-life balance, world-class science

    Cons

    Big company so progression can be slow

    AstraZeneca2020-05-05
  2. "Generally speaking a great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, interesting projects with some cutting edge science, competitive remuneration, responsive management

    Cons

    Work can be overly procedural and administrative, some large skills gap between job grades making it difficult to progress to next level and in cases limit to progression based on location

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    AstraZeneca2020-02-20
  3. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, interesting and work to be proud of

    Cons

    Pension isn’t very good

    AstraZeneca2020-01-17
  4. "Decent salary, good company culture, ok benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director QA in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is very good, lots of focus on work/life balance, strong Swedish influence on company culture.

    Cons

    Employer pension contribution is only 8%, not competitive with other pharma companies. A large proportion of the annual bonus is awarded as shares that can’t be touched for 3 years.

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    AstraZeneca2019-12-19
  5. "a good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -friendly environment in R&D -good salary and benefits -options for flexible work -good work/life balance (depending on the team you are in)

    Cons

    -open plan offices, noisy and not really cosy -the sites are spread around the city and not easy to reach without a car -lots of overworked and overstressed staff, not good for building more personal relationships at work

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    AstraZeneca2019-12-09
  6. "Finance director for emerging market"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Luton, East of England, England

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

    Pros

    Exposure Developing Opportunity Experience Wide region

    Cons

    Location Work life balance City Office Salaries

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    AstraZeneca2019-11-12
  7. "Easy to get pigeonholed but otherwise good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and careful about work life balance

    Cons

    Easy to get pigeonholed into one role and advancement is slow.

    AstraZeneca2019-11-21
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Toxic culture"

    1.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good (for Cambridge), but are not worth the cost to mental and physical health and wellbeing.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent and bullying is commonplace, even within the HR department (shocking and disappointing), The most toxic culture I have had the misfortune to experience so far in my 20 year professional life. The irony is they make medicines that help improve, even save people's lives, but as a company they do not care about the wellbeing of their staff.

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    AstraZeneca2019-10-26
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Business Relationship Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for personal development Flexible benefits package

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging Decision making can be slow and bureaucratic High volume of organisational change

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    AstraZeneca2019-07-30
  10. Helpful (1)

    "T&Cs for the U K population have deteriorated significantly over recent years!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable employee opportunities once employed if you are prepared to move.

    Cons

    Maintaining an acceptable work life balance is a challenge.

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    AstraZeneca2019-06-19
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