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AstraZeneca Sales Representative Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2019

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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot
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47 Ratings
  1. "Sales representative"

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      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

      Advice to Management

      I will do my best

      AstraZeneca2019-07-02
    • "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
    • "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
    • 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
    • "Great company for entry level sales reps"

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

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

      Pros

      Good training structure for industry newbies. Some great products to sell especially to the GP customer pool. Internal promotions are commonplace if you fit the AZ mould.

      Cons

      Currently in a revenue dip, with growth set to return in next 3-5 years. Poor bonus structure, with ever moving goal posts. High staff turnover often due to poor employee management.

      Advice to Management

      High staff turnover is an expensive issue. Consider why employees who are good at their job want to leave so early in their AZ career.

      AstraZeneca2016-10-23
    • "Good pay and benefits"

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      Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Pay range is excellent and bonuses get better the longer you serve. Good facilities and benefits such as gym membership, income protection insurance and great conferences.

      Cons

      No rep advocates amongst senior management and very few capable FLSM's. Not fun to work here any more as most managers are too busy trying to justify their jobs. Hard work done by the visionaries in the company is been undone by poor implementation and the erosion of talent within middle management.

      Advice to Management

      Be less concerned with trying to be right all the time and work more collaboratively with your staff who have a great wealth of talent and experience among them. Style is far too dictatorial and driven by personal opinion and prejudices.

      AstraZeneca2014-06-26
    • "Great company"

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

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

      Pros

      Very supportive environment with a positive employee focus, consistently encouraging career progression. Teams are generally very motivated and positive. Great benefits.

      Cons

      Some uncertainty around patents and new product launches. Lots of portfolio changes and staff changes in the last few months. Not a great time to be contracted.

      AstraZeneca2014-01-04
    • "Company Culture improving, product pipeline going down.."

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      Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Most of the managers are good . Work life balance ( based on your manager ). Excellent current profile.

      Cons

      Below Par packages. Matrix focused. Focus not on retaining staff but hiring new persons.

      Advice to Management

      Develop programs for individual growth . Consider importance of loyalty .

      AstraZeneca2012-07-07
    • "Really good company, good people and longevity if you're in the right area"

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      Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      People, Pipeline, Leadership has a clear idea of what the endgame is.

      Cons

      Not too many, and none I would necessarily advise people to look out for that differ from other companies.

      AstraZeneca2019-07-17
    • "Experience in Astrazeneca"

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        Current Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Cairo
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        The office is accessible, and you know the companies goals.

        Cons

        Sometimes there can be high stress

        AstraZeneca2019-07-05
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