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Updated 24 February, 2018
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
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  • strict - work/life balance - stress (in 46 reviews)

  • Senior management often out of office due to multiple sites making access to them difficult (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "AZ is a great place to work. Canada has a respectful, fast moving culture that people thrive in."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large organization but is nimble and runs like a small shop in Canada. I would highly recommend especially for those in the sciences! Great atmosphere, strong leadership team and HR actually knows that they’re doing which is refreshing! Great benefits plan and DC pension plan matching contributions are very competitive.

    Cons

    Global AZ can really complicate things for the local market but this is common in other multinational organizations. I would also say that the global organization is very sophisticated yet they lack rigour and can lack context for the local markets.


  2. "Very good company !"

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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

    Great compensation / highly talented individuals with broad backgrounds / very collaborative environment / exposure to senior management

    Cons

    Career advancement / risk adverse environment


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Needs to work harder to become a great place to work in the hearts of the employees"

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

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Established company with crowded pipeline in various therapeutic areas

    Cons

    Non transparent job interview process. Non- existent or poor post interview feedback that does not match with job requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work starts with trust.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and people

    Cons

    Balance between local and global priorities


  6. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, great team, flexible

    Cons

    Poor management, middle management needs an update

    Advice to Management

    You hire great people with great ideas... listen to them.


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (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.


  9. "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.


  10. "First-exposure to pharma"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  11. "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


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