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  • "Work life balance and prioritisation needs addressing" (in 60 reviews)

  • "People say that decision making is slow compared to some other pharmas - not sure I entirely agree" (in 32 reviews)

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"Great Place to Work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Manager
Current Employee - IT Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great employee benefits and perks, we have a very nice facility with awesome services, the company spends so much on employees in training and development.

Probably the most important to me is Diversity and Inclusion, making AZ a safe place out of discrimination in any sense and you can bring yourself to work everyday.

Cons

Work is very fast paced and some seasons it's hard to have a work-life balance. It's normal anywhere I guess...

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great Values and driven by great science"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Praise diversity, global but still local, science driven. Great people. A company I have been proud working for and that allows individual growth.

    Cons

    Tends to group senior positions in UK despite the fact it is a truly global company. Somewhat slow embarking on innovation in areas outside core focus.Future will look different than it days today...

    Advice to Management

    Embark on digitalisation with greater emphasis and secure senior mgmt is located in more than one or two spots.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Cronyism"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Frederick, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Frederick, MD (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonuses were really nice.
    Facilities were top notch.
    Company had the resources/cash to help get work done.
    Top notch science

    Cons

    Management is terrible (high level of cronyism)
    Work distribution is bad; some groups have tons of employees who do nothing. Other groups have loads of work and do everything.
    Promotions were basically tenure based. They've now moved to a system where only promotions come with applying to a new role (bad when you have cronyism)

    Advice to Management

    Clear out some of the terrible middle management and even senior leadership. Hire/Promote the best to those positions

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