AstraZeneca – Why Work For Us?

Our mission is to create a meaningful difference. In the lives of the patients we serve. And the people who work here.

 

We are AstraZeneca. More than 57,000 employees strong, we have a presence in over 100 countries across six continents. We represent a diverse gathering of cultures. Yet there is one element that connects us all: helping people live healthier lives.

Every day, we work together discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing a powerful pipeline that addresses six major areas of healthcare: cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, and respiratory and inflammation. In 2011 alone, our worldwide sales totaled $33.6 billion. Each year, we invest an average of over $4 billion in R&D, where more than 11,000 people are focused on bringing medical solutions to millions.

Everything we do is focused on a shared vision of better health for all. And we know we’ll only realise that vision by working with the most talented, most committed people in the world

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Culture: Learn more about the culture that connects us all, across the globe.

Diversity & Inclusion: Learn more about how AstraZeneca values the diverse skills and capabilities that a global workforce offers our business.

US Military Veterans: Learn more about our long-standing commitment to military veterans.

Key Facts and Figures:  Learn more about who we are as a global, innovation-driven, integrated biopharmaceutical company.

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From our core values to our goals, everything we do is built on a foundation of responsibility.

 

Being a company that’s committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives means we also have a social responsibility that goes beyond our labs. From the environment to our local communities, to our everyday operations, we are focused on how our business can make a difference in the world for today, and tomorrow.

As a responsible business, we foster a healthy position through our:

Company:  As our industry evolves and our company grows, we’re committed to ethical business practices that affect our patients, our customers and our people.

Environment:We’re in a unique position to play a large role in the sustainability of the environment which is why we take it seriously.  From achieving LEED certifications on two of our U.S. buildings to our continued reduction of hazardous waste to energy conservation and recycling, we are aggressively managing our environmental footprint across all aspects of our business.

Communities:  We believe that all people should have affordable health insurance and prescription drug coverage. It’s an ambitious goal, but we’re dedicated to collaborating and partnering with others to achieve our mission.   AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme is a global initiative that demonstrates this area of responsibility. It is about helping young people in need around the world deal with the health problems they face to improve their chances for a better life in the future.

People:  As a leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we believe it is our responsibility to encourage a constructive, open and informed dialogue between patients and physicians.

Your knowledge, talent and unique perspective will be valued here. It will also be valued across the globe.

 

At this point in your life, the decisions you have before you can be mind-boggling. We know. We've all been there. What helps is to have definite criteria in mind regarding where you want to work. And the kind of career you want to have. Consider, then, AstraZeneca.

Here, you'll find an energized, supportive environment stoked by innovation and exemplary leaders at every level. You'll be collaborating with people whose ideas are as diverse as the cultures that have helped shape them. As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, ours is a history of breakthroughs in medicine that have made life better for millions. Our future, with technologies becoming ever more revolutionary, looks even brighter.

Whether you're a recent graduate, MBA or PhD candidate — even if you're still in school, you'll find AstraZeneca to be a company of true opportunity. Where learning, growing and meeting exciting challenges are all in a day's work.

Click here to learn about our exciting opportunities for students and graduates across the globe.

A career path is not only defined by your destination. It's also the journey you take.

 

At AstraZeneca, every day, we take on the challenges of finding, manufacturing and delivering solutions for some of the world's most serious health concerns. Instrumental in meeting these challenges is finding the right talent.

Where will you direct yours?

Research. Finance. Sales. Marketing. Legal. Customer service. The career opportunities here are vast and varied, each one bringing its own set of challenges – and rewards. Not the least of which is knowing that whatever path you choose, you'll be working with others of like minds and hearts who are intent on building a better future.

Channel your passion. Choose your path. Click here to learn about our various career areas.

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    Good training, involvement in projects, great team and people, high energy, transparent, great leadership, good future pipeline, good work life balance.

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    Lots of changes to business units, loss of patents, limited opportunities regionally

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AstraZeneca Interviews

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    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

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    I was initially contacted by a recruiter to do a 20-30 minute phone interview. Then online assessment, which was mostly just personality questions. My first f2f interview was with two DSM. 3-4 situational questions (star format), 10 minute persuasive conversation in any subject you wanted. Great conversation and was a natural setting. Second f2f was with my direct hiring manager and another DSM. It was similar to the first one but I needed new success stories, I prepared a new persuasive conversation and strong close.

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AstraZeneca Awards and Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother Magazine, 2012
China's Top Employers, Corporate Research Foudnation (CRF) Institute, 2012
Happiest Companies for Young Professionals, Forbes, 2012
Best Places to Work in Industry, The Scientist, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.astrazeneca.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1913
Type Company - Public (AZN)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year

AstraZeneca's products run the gamut from A (top-selling breast cancer drug Arimidex) to Z (migraine treatment Zomig). One of the world's major pharmaceutical firms, AstraZeneca specializes in drugs for gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neurology, respiratory, infection, and oncology therapeutic areas. The firm's biggest seller is acid reflux remedy Nexium. For matters of the heart, AstraZeneca makes hypertension and heart failure drug Atacand and cholesterol reducer Crestor. The company's other top drugs include anti-psychotic Seroquel, as well as Symbicort and Pulmicort... More

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