AstraZeneca

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good company, objective oriented...

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Territory Business Manager  in  Bhopal (India)
Current Employee - Territory Business Manager in Bhopal (India)

Pros

good clarity of processes and do's n don'ts. open communication channel. good renumerations

Cons

couldn't find any cons here

Advice to ManagementAdvice

try to align with market rather than ethics.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for AstraZeneca

  1.  

    Overall it was a good experience until the last 3 years ~ Company culture changed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSS
    Current Employee - PSS

    Pros

    -Can't think of any pros

    Cons

    -Culture of micro managers
    -Robotic dialogue is encouraged with customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good job, but times are changing for pharmaceutical sales including AstraZeneca

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

    Pros

    Good, well paid position for sales representatives that have an interest in medicine and health issues. Training can be intensive - as it is important to have a thorough knowledge of your medicine, disease state and the competition. You will feel confident - once trained to face your customers (physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists etc..). Astrazeneca has produced many good, competitive products over the years.

    Cons

    Many changes in the pharmaceutical industry are changing the way companies do business, including the way they market their products.

    Your direct manager dictates the atmosphere you will work under - most are good people. Your product(s) might be of excellant quality, but it can be difficult to sell your product(s) if they are not picked up and included under insurance formulary plans. Upper management can be frustrating: a bit out of touch with reality in the field. Sales goals for representatives can be unrealistic and might thus be unattainable. Perhaps this is part of the downsizing plan. Most of the pharmaceutical industry (including AstraZeneca) is moving toward reducing their ranks. AstraZeneca is currently going through planned phases of downsizing that will take several years. One cannot feel confident in having a lasting career with AstarZeneca due to the lack of job security. Having past success does not insure your job during downsize campaigns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AstraZeneca should pay more attention to obtaining major formulary coverage for their products to ensure realistic co-pays for the patient. Physicians are unlikely to prescibe costly medications if they have another option - as many patients have limited incomes, or economic issues.

    Perhaps if AstraZeneca had a more robust product pipeline - there would be a brighter future for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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