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"Best company I ever worked for"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Animal Technician in Alderley, England
Former Employee - Animal Technician in Alderley, England
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

I feel I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to have worked for AstraZeneca. They were always compassionate about family life and assisted with family problems. They provided me with a fare income which gave me a good standard of living. There was some mixed feeling at some points with the politics of the company but overall, I couldn't have spent the majority of my working life with a better company.

Cons

My manager always pushed me to the limits of my ability. I was rewarded as such and I new I could not have done more.
Alderley Park is a beautiful park. with lovely surroundings. The company provided Books with nature trails, which we could take our family on at weekend. This was just one of the small benefits which they provided. They seemed to have a good interview techniques as most of the employees were nice people and mostly remained for their working life. This provided a great community spirit.

Advice to Management

I think with the business pressures . We seemed to have lost the family community spirit which we had. People were happier to give all the could and enjoy their work before performance bonuses were introduced. I remember going to work 8 - 4. But I would probably be there an hour early simply because I wanted to see my colleagues and get on with the work which I Enjoyed.

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. Helpful (2)

    "middling"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Macclesfield, England
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Macclesfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits and salary are average for this sector.

    Cons

    food in canteens is more expensive than most restaurants, too many voices involved in decision making which seems to take forever. very arrogant senior management. training is non existant.

    Advice to Management

    stop treating az as your own personal gravy train. stop the constant turnover of staff and concentrate on simplifying things, not just talking about it.


  2. "AstraZeneca Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work/life balance and generally friendly, helpful employees attitude

    Cons

    Disappointing in regards to motivation, job & training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Lead on example

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