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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2017
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • strict - work/life balance - stress (in 42 reviews)

  • pipeline, senior management, constant change (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Top Notch Culture - AZ Canada"

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    AZ Canada has a collaborative, respectful and high performing culture. Colleagues are smart and bring a sense of energy and fun to their work. In particular in last year, lots of great development options and investment in people in a number of different, interesting ways. Really is a fantastic place to work for people who want to be at the top of their game. Senior leaders are authentic and approachable. Also they have been leading some very engaging and fun employee events.

    Amazing pipeline and the science coming is so compelling. Makes everything you do really matter.

    Cons

    Lots to do and the pace is fast. Sometimes hard to juggle all the priorities so need to raise when it's too much. Managers will listen.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing to support people and develop them. It's appreciated.


  2. "Diabetes Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    great product portfolio, great BI/analytics

    Cons

    limited funds for lunch and learns, relay on the coupons too much

    Advice to Management

    dont relay on the coupons, more marketing to differieante among the SGLT2


  3. "Great Team Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Great bennifits, Great pay, great teams to work with, for the most part great managers.

    Cons

    The Company is changing, some new managers do not "Live the AZ Values". Times are changing and more global services and pressures are being felt. What was once a great company is slipping.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your good people. Be more careful on your hiring practices especially when it comes to people managers.


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  5. "First-exposure to pharma"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good exposure to operations of a multi-national pharmaceutical company

    Cons

    Summer interns were treated in a very hands-off manner


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, supportive environment, life changing products, clear vision

    Cons

    too many databases that could be integrated together for better efficiency (and less passwords)

    Advice to Management

    integrate technology to make file sharing and off site work easier


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No leadership and company direction in Canada"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits and established reputation. Some good products. Good global leadership.

    Cons

    Too much politics creating a negative environment, lack of accountability and no clear strategic direction. The strategies change every week and senior leadership does not provide a good environment for employees growth. Employees are kept in the dark regarding key decisions and too many reorganizations are taking place to to maintain clarity.

    Advice to Management

    Replace Canadian management


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    Seems like they are always undergoing restructuring and job security a serious issue for people working there. People very easily let go.

    Advice to Management

    Better forecasting models needed. Don't be so reactionary. Try to help your talented staff find other work in the company before letting them go.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "never ending re-org"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    benefits, pay, easy work, colleagues

    Cons

    job security, leadership, instability, longevity


  10. "study physician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a great place to work

    Cons

    sometimes stressful though overall is good


  11. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, very nice coworkers and great benefits

    Cons

    none, lot of site closures


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