- 3.026 Oct 2023Business AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLuton, East of England, England
Job security Good pay & benefits package On the whole, good and friendly people Many women in leadership role, which is rare. If you stay long enough, there seems to be lots of opportunities to move around the company.
Huge bureaucracy & silos that come with a large corporate, with imbalance between contractors who can get paid to do very little and overloaded permanent staff. Inflexible and impersonal internal systems and support processes. Very limited circle of influence. And 'presenteism' culture: compulsory 3 days in the office + 'always on' culture where you're expected to work all hours on the premise of being a global organisation, but with little focus on actual value delivered.3
- 5.027 Nov 2023Summer InternFormer Employee
I had an amazing internship experience at AstraZeneca last summer. I worked with a talented team doing metabolic-related bioanalysis and bioinformatics.
The site in South San Francisco is far away from where I want to locate.
- 4.027 Nov 2023SupervisorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsGaithersburg, MD
There will always be favoritism wherever you go but if you work hard enough, the actual good leaders will recognize your efforts and help you on your career journey at AZ. I was lucky enough to have managers who actually saw this, others weren’t as fortunate. Pay is decent, considering I came from a CRO that paid very little. Bonus structure was good as long as the company performed well. Work/life balance wasn’t great…when I first started there, my team manager yelled at our team for not meeting goals (even though some of us were meeting our individual goals) and said “you guys are being paid more so you should do more”. This really helped bring up our team morale *please note sarcasm* Thankfully, I was able to move to another team where the sup and manager actually worked together to keep our team motivated and treated us like team members rather than plebeians. Overall, I had a positive experience at AZ by the end and was sad to leave my team.
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