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Relaxed place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alderley Park, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alderley Park, England (UK)

I have been working at AstraZeneca

Pros

Nice atmosphere, relaxed atmosphere in my area.

Cons

Can be difficult to get people on-board with some projects. The relaxed atmosphere is nice, but it can feel a bit lethargic at times. A bit of an 'old boy' network in the top echelons with the older (mainly men) enjoying excellent salaries, with a bit of a difficult climb for talented younger people. Most of the really talented people move to other companies in order to get ahead.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better talent spotting at the junior levels. Too stultifying at the top levels.

No opinion of CEO

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    A pharmaceutical company with great products and robust pipeline but bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Lots of talented and smart people
    Vast learning opportunities - majority of people share information freely
    People from different departments work well with each other

    Cons

    Too much politics
    Unfair compensation for those working on weekends
    No work/life balance
    Management fail to retain talented people and fail to remove the troublemakers. Fail to reward those who REALLY work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and identify those who contribute to the success of the company. Reward them accordingly. Its time to learn that those who are good at talking are ONLY good at that. They do not work. All they do is talk and claim all the glory.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Just ok

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Salaries
    Facilities and grounds
    Benefits
    On the surface all appears good. Good fluffy perks like cafeteria, store, salon, dry cleaning.

    Cons

    So corporate. You are a number. The place is so big that you never really have a chance to shine. Corporate politics run rampant. The perks are nice but you can't help but think they are trying to just keep you there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are people. Not just salaries to cut.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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