AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 6 Jun 2020

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3.9
82%
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
1,048 Ratings
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  1. "Sales representative"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Multinational company and I want to have more experience

    Cons

    Hard work and it cost a lot

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    AstraZeneca2019-07-02
  2. "Depending on your manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Professional 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    if you have a good manager, you can have a great career growth

    Cons

    restructure happens a lot, management varies a lot

    AstraZeneca2020-05-04
  3. "Great company with a good working culture"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Macquarie
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good supportive team and with a lot opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything at the moment

    AstraZeneca2020-01-07
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Politics rules"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance Not many micro-managers Good training Customers respect the company and its reps

    Cons

    Mandated policy to pay below industry median Non-existent annual pay rises - seek promotions rather than a good annual review. Toxic culture where many staff are out to look good and protect themselves rather than collaborate. Tight with money but wasteful at the same time. Could spend money in better ways. Promotions are political. They always hire with a set person in mind after having ‘conversations that didn’t happen’

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    AstraZeneca2019-12-19
  5. "Not bad"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GP Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, good short term option

    Cons

    Poor management. Mismanagement of strategy and lack of communication

    AstraZeneca2019-12-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Poor speak up culture"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    fair work life balance in general

    Cons

    poor talent management and particularly poor speak up culture

    AstraZeneca2019-10-17
  7. "Great people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Administrative in North Ryde
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flat structure, great value, very ethical.

    Cons

    ANZ is not profitable so cost cutting is happening all the time.

    AstraZeneca2019-07-25
  8. "Good pipeline, bad culture"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Wollongong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    The culture is toxic, and those who do speak up/whistleblow are only believed if they are favoured by HO staff. Salary below industry average. Targets unmeetable.

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    AstraZeneca2019-07-26
  9. "Senior Medical Representatives"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Representatives in South Sydney Municipality
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexability, good products, good territory, pays ok.

    Cons

    Too many reps on territory, poor management structure

    AstraZeneca2019-07-23
  10. "Pipeline"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MSL in Sydney
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good scientific leadership and AZ have acquired some very successful assists through good strategic partnerships.

    Cons

    Many managers are more focused on their own development than that of their teams

    AstraZeneca2019-06-11
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