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AstraZeneca Overview

Cambridge, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1913
Company - Public (AZN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society ... Read more

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    We are delighted to be named Glassdoor UK Best Places to Work in 2021. We work to offer colleagues a great place to work, because without them, we can’t create solutions that can make an impact to patient lives. Thanks to our team for sharing your feedback and making this possible!

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AstraZeneca – Why Work With Us?


We are AstraZeneca, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and connected BioPharmaceutical companies. With a strong purpose, an even stronger bond between each of our people and a science-led, patient-first attitude, we’re changing the future of medicine and the impact it can have on lives across the globe. Are you ready for a challenge?

We are more than 65,000 people in over 100 countries. Our aim is simple: to positively impact lives, together. Using the power of science and innovation, our people improve the impact medicine has on patients. Together, we explore the limitless world of science through our impressive product pipeline and we take our understanding of many therapeutic areas to a whole new level by seeking new treatments.

We’re a rare breed: a full-service BioPharmaceutical company that uses technology at every stage – from pipeline to production. Working throughout the medicine life cycle, we work across everything from drug discovery right through to drug delivery. This dedication to the entire process helps us ensure our patients receive the right medicine that improves their lives and makes way for a better future.


For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com

We’re scientists, collaborators, managers, leaders, analysts, doctors, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, doers, drivers, activists, creators and futurists. We’re 65,000 minds across more than 100 countries and 6 continents. We’re a team of people who all share, and are motivated by, the same purpose.

From biological scientists to marketing and financial experts, coming up with the right solutions for the right challenges to drive the next wave of science is a true cross-functional team effort. With five values to guide us, our unique perspectives and ideas always stay true to the goals we have set ourselves.

Our people follow these values because they believe in what they stand for:

  • We follow the science
  • We put patients first
  • We play to win
  • We do the right thing
  • We are entrepreneurial

Our values determine how we work together and the behaviours that are integral to our drive for success. Our values guide our decision making, define our beliefs and foster a strong AstraZeneca culture.

AstraZeneca are responding to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), consistent with our values to follow the science, put patients first and do the right thing. Our priorities are to ensure the continued supply of our medicines to patients, and safe guard the heath and wellbeing of all our employees and communities. 

We are still hiring across the business and during this time we are leveraging digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit great talent while adhering to local health guidance.

To support employees and leaders globally, subject matter experts from across AstraZeneca compiled these toolkits to help provide advice and top tips on how to effectively navigate through these unprecedented times:  https://lnkd.in/gTHgY7P.

We have developed a COVID-19 information hub where you can find an overview of AstraZeneca news and relevant information: https://bit.ly/2yEk7yU 

 

The success of AstraZeneca is founded on innovation and creativity.

We know that a team is at its most creative when it is made up of people who think differently from one another, in an environment where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. This shared creativity unlocks challenges and brings new solutions. It fosters continuous innovation, constant learning and propels our growth – for individuals in the team as well as for our company.

Our latest achievements in Inclusion and Diversity: 

The only major pharmaceuticals company represented in the Index, the company achieved a number of top scores and best in class ratings across the Index categories, including for Board and CEO representation, Pipeline from Workforce to Management and Education Programmes.

We were recognized in the Hampton-Alexander review ranking #7 for female representation on Executive Committees and the Direct Reports and the only Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology company to rank in the top 10. 

We continue to work across the business with our colleagues to create environments where they feel safe and able to bring their whole selves to work. You can find out more about our sustainability ambitions by visiting     www.astrazeneca.com/sustainability.html

Are you ready to change lives for the better? To go beyond the normal nine to five to reach innovative goals? And to push the boundaries of scientific research for the future?

Whether you’re a scientist, supply chain specialist or sales expert, when you join us, you take on the opportunity to develop life-changing medicines that impact millions of people every day. Shape your career with us and take on an industry-altering challenge. Explore your potential with new ideas, lifelong learning, and a team that will help you grow. Welcome to AstraZeneca.

Click to find out more https://careers.astrazeneca.com

AstraZeneca Reviews

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AstraZeneca Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in November 2020.

    Interview

    A very nice interview process, with about a month from my initial application to offer. Everyone was very friendly and kept regularly in contact to keep me updated.

    Began with a 15 minute phone screen (nothing to worry about, they are just checking you are eligible to work/able to relocate if needed etc).

    Then had the interview. It was a panel interview lasting 2.5 hours. The first step was a 30 minute presentation, followed by a 45 minute technical interview (this was quite challenging!) and finally 45 minute values interview.

    Interview Questions

    • One question on each of the 5 AstraZeneca Values
      -When have you had to make a difficult decision where you were met with resistance?
      Technical questions going deep into the science and ability to analyse data (they presented me with data and asked me to analyse it/design experiments etc)   Answer Question
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AstraZeneca Awards & Accolades

  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • The UK's 50 Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2014
  • Great Place to Work Certified in India, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
  • BOC Brilliance Award for Recruitment and Rentention, BOC Brilliance Awards, 2018
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