AstraZeneca Overview

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1913
  • Company - Public (AZN)
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $10+ billion (USD)

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. We’re constantly moving forward as a company ...

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13 Jan 2021


We are delighted to be named Glassdoor UK Best Places to Work in 2021. We work to offer colleagues a great place to work, because without them, we can’t create solutions that can make an impact to patient lives. Thanks to our team for sharing your feedback and making this possible!


Life at AstraZeneca We're curious about science and the advancement of knowledge. We find creative ways to approach new challenges. We're driven to make the right choices and be accountable for our actions. As an organisation centred around what makes us human, we put a big focus on people.

AstraZeneca - Why Work With Us?

We are AstraZeneca, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and connected BioPharmaceutical companies. With a strong purpose, an even stronger bond between each of our people and a science-led, patient-first attitude, we’re changing the future of medicine and the impact it can have on lives across the globe. Are you ready for a challenge?

We are more than 65,000 people in over 100 countries. Our aim is simple: to positively impact lives, together. Using the power of science and innovation, our people improve the impact medicine has on patients. Together, we explore the limitless world of science through our impressive product pipeline and we take our understanding of many therapeutic areas to a whole new level by seeking new treatments.

We’re a rare breed: a full-service BioPharmaceutical company that uses technology at every stage – from pipeline to production. Working throughout the medicine life cycle, we work across everything from drug discovery right through to drug delivery. This dedication to the entire process helps us ensure our patients receive the right medicine that improves their lives and makes way for a better future.

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Good company culture with the opportunity to work with exciting technology with opportunities for personal development.


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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
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    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (United Kingdom) in Nov 2020


    A very nice interview process, with about a month from my initial application to offer. Everyone was very friendly and kept regularly in contact to keep me updated.

    Began with a 15 minute phone screen (nothing to worry about, they are just checking you are eligible to work/able to relocate if needed etc).

    Then had the interview. It was a panel interview lasting 2.5 hours. The first step was a 30 minute presentation, followed by a 45 minute technical interview (this was quite challenging!) and finally 45 minute values interview.

    One question on each of the 5 AstraZeneca Values -When have you had to make a difficult decision where you were met with resistance? Technical questions going deep into the science and ability to analyse data (they presented me with data and asked me to analyse it/design experiments etc)

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AstraZeneca Awards & Accolades

  • The UK's 50 Most InDemand EmployersLinkedIn2014
  • 100 Best CompaniesWorking Mother Magazine2014
  • China's Top EmployersCorporate Research Foudnation (CRF) Institute2012
  • Happiest Companies for Young ProfessionalsForbes2012
  • Best Places to Work in IndustryThe Scientist2011

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What is health insurance like at AstraZeneca?

...You work rotating 12 hr shifts which makes it hard to have a good work life balance, they mostly hire from recruiting agencies and you have no holiday pay, no accumulated vacation, sick time or health insurance etc. for up to and over a year in some instances and a lot of management politics....

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