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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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3.8
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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
823 Ratings
Pros
  • "I had a great work/ life balance which was very rare in my area of work in my country(in 213 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, peaceful environment to work(in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • "Need more people for the pipeline to be delivered(in 72 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be difficult as there is much to do to bring these medicines to market(in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, patient focused, science led, quality people, inclusive atmosphere, flexible working, meaningful work and values driven. Highly recommended as a workplace where you can make a meaningful contribution to society.

    Cons

    None to speak of. Culture and people is everything - AZ scores big ticks on these aspects.

    AstraZeneca2018-08-07
  2. "Pipeline"

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    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
  3. "Great pipeline and people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Challenging Opportunities to move between functions

    Cons

    Chaotic as lots of change both at local, regional and global levels Commercial dominates

    AstraZeneca2019-02-13
  4. "Good company, flexible role"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, focused on development Flexible work environment

    Cons

    No formalities and on the road all the time

    AstraZeneca2018-10-28
  5. "Oncology Business Manager."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, room to grow.

    Cons

    Big company so at times it is difficult to voice opinion and move things forward.

    AstraZeneca2018-10-16
  6. "Entry level position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start if looking for an entry level sales role

    Cons

    Competitive product landscape with GPs

    AstraZeneca2018-07-18
  7. "Great for people transitioning into Pharma..."

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training structure that is easily applied. Great for new Pharma sales reps as 1.5 years on the job will upskill you enough to get a higher role in another Rx company Work/life balance is great. Very much so 9-5pm Strong patient focus - cementard as a primary care company Based pay is good for someone new to Pharma bu

    Cons

    Limited progression as based on tenure and not skill set Difficult to transition between therapeutic areas Constant senior management change, lolcal managment change and commercial reps leaving. Commissions and pay increases are poor. Don’t expect to early too much.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bleeding senior leaders out, they take a weath of experience with them. Pay your entry staff based on more than their lack of industry experience, you’ll realise they will stay longer.

    AstraZeneca2018-07-25
  8. Helpful (2)

    "So disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good wage Car allowance Company has loads of money Lots of conferences-if u like that kind of thing

    Cons

    Bulling. Lack of transparency, despite claiming to be transparent, wage gap very evident. Management bias. Misogynistic managers, male and female. Very alcohol focused. Lack of support.

    Advice to Management

    Close the wage gap. Believe your whistle blowers.

    AstraZeneca2018-06-28
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, flexible working, career advancement opportunities, good perks

    Cons

    Big organization with quite a lot of bureaucracy

    AstraZeneca2018-01-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Return to growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    great pipeline focus on individual development great mentors/approachable staff from various Business Units

    Cons

    slow to change risk averse simplification/innovation is a buzz word without many walking the talk few opportunities within AZ unless you are mobile/at HQ

    AstraZeneca2017-11-29
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