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Helpful (2)

"Good things don't last forever...."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alderley Park, England
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alderley Park, England
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great people, amazing location, up to date IT solutions to make working from home, and with colleagues globally, easy. Competitive salary, have had some great opportunities to travel.

Cons

Work in a site that is closing, my role is being transferred but due to family commitments I can't make the move. Feeling of detachment in the site as we prepare to move (minority) or leave and start job hunting.

Advice to Management

Make AP staff feel valued for the contribution they have made to AZ's success.

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. "Alderley Edge ruled by the SK9 mafia"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent food
    Free parking
    Nice offices
    Free water
    Lots of vending machines
    Lots of areas to hot-desk from
    Nice surroundings

    Cons

    Where do I start. The place at Alderley Edge is run by the SK9 postcode mafia; people working there simply because they get paid a lot for doing very little waiting to be made redundant in the bi-annual restructure. The place is ruled by social class and if you live local you are laughing. If you live fair away forget it. Everyday working there was hell.

    Advice to Management

    No point as they are in it too. Looking after each other.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, talented people but constant changes in structure and strategy mean morale is low."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Alderley Park, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Alderley Park, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits package, reliable performance bonus, flexible working, investment in technology means cutting edge tools are increasingly available.

    Cons

    Recent cost cutting and outsourcing efforts mean morale is very low, with expectations of further consolidation in the near future. Very few formal development opportunities outside the most senior roles, and a lack of importance placed on Line Manager capability mean you really have to be pushy if you want career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Do much more to make line managers accountable for nurturing talent and inject much greater pace when implementing change, particularly where jobs will be lost.

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