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AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2019

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92%
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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
878 Ratings
Pros
  • "I had a great work/ life balance which was very rare in my area of work in my country(in 220 reviews)

  • "Good hike year on year and good benefits(in 113 reviews)

Cons
  • "Need more people for the pipeline to be delivered(in 72 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be difficult as there is much to do to bring these medicines to market(in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working standards, integrity

    Cons

    There can be a very High workload at times

    AstraZeneca2019-08-13
  2. "Oncology is an exciting place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    There is a great culture in Canada and globally we have an exciting pipeline of products that is coming

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult as there is much to do to bring these medicines to market

    AstraZeneca2019-05-03
  3. "Great people and career development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Employees are empowered to take control of their development and with the support of their line management.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to navigate new processes.

    AstraZeneca2019-05-01
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, positive environement

    Cons

    working on creating more development opportunities

    AstraZeneca2019-01-30
  5. "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good colleagues. Interesting pipeline and a lot of dynamism

    Cons

    Work pressure could be a disadvantage for some

    Advice to Management

    Keep up, don't listen too much to shareholders

    AstraZeneca2019-01-10
  6. "Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, not just comp but also events, and activities. Not sure there's a better place from a work/life balance perspective.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Often a lot of sizzle vs actual results... from IT up playing a win 10 and a hardware refresh to HR playing up a culture that is underneath simply based on politics.

    Advice to Management

    Look at actual results vs the stories your Management teams are telling you a lot of lipstick being slapped on pigs here

    AstraZeneca2018-12-09
  7. "Medical Representative - Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Medical Sales Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great Salaray - Great Managers - Great Colleagues with lots of experience, always there to help - Allocation for food - Car - Great Insurance - Great company - Great Products - Great Pipeline - Outstanding ethics

    Cons

    None. If you have the opportunity to work for this company, take it.

    AstraZeneca2018-11-15
  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity within the company. They like to hire from within.

    Cons

    Lots of contract positions. No bonus for contract employees.

    AstraZeneca2018-10-09
  9. "How is it?"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Salary are quite high if your good, the great products,the people that work there, the rich pipeline, the managers are nice

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, primary care vision, too much paperwork, too much teleconference, too much KAM meetings, a lot of indirect micromanagement by overload of reports.

    AstraZeneca2018-10-06
  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great flexibility and work environment. Excellent management team and many opportunities to grow within organization.

    Cons

    Still a bit behind the technologies available around the world.

    AstraZeneca2018-10-05
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