AstraZeneca Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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4.0
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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
1,058 Ratings
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  1. "MSL"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Great people.

    Cons

    Competitive for promotion but it makes you grow your skills rapidly

  2. "AstraZeneca"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Advisor in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits Flexible work hours and ability to work from home Interesting and stimulating work. They follow the science.

    Cons

    Limited promotional opportunities from within Average pay Culture in upper management Limited resources and unreasonable expectations. Stressful work environment and hard to strike a work life balance

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  3. "The people is very commuted with their work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork Good benefits Diversity

    Cons

    High workload Lack in training for new employees

  4. "Disorganized"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GDML 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time

    Pros

    Decent compensation, Room for development

    Cons

    Lots of change, Limited processes, Disorganized Chaos

  5. "AstraZeneca"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Work from home once a week Business casual dress

    Cons

    Constantly re-organizing departments every year

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  6. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours Work from home once a week

    Cons

    Understaffed - leads to lots of work and projects, over your contracted 37.5 hours a week. Closer to 45 hours

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  7. "If you like being treated like a robot, this place is for you."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary Science can be life changing for patients

    Cons

    No interest in decades of field sales experience that might alter their ill conceived plans designed at the office that are based on people they paid to answer questions, and data they do not understand. Management changes constantly and raising concerns can get you fired from what I can tell. "Patient-centricity" is very selectively applied, when financially convenient.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Old boys club"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AZ is a big well known company. Comparable perks in terms of car, pay, expectation. Benefits are good as well as pension. Some amazing people work in the field - if you are lucky, they will hang on.

    Cons

    Discouraging environment if you are a woman in sales. Men are recognized and offered advancement opportunities but it’s safe to say I know zero high performing women sales reps who have been promoted. If you are a man who worked with a director or manager at another company you will be celebrated & promoted for doing less & unethical behaviour. It’s a revolving door of managements friends who backfill anyone who leaves. Leadership is done through intimidation and being told you are lucky to have this job.

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  9. "Great Culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Commercial Business Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements Employee Appreciation Benefits Great culture of education, and celebration

    Cons

    Slow hiring process; difficulty in connecting with top management

  10. "An Amazing Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is truly a company that puts its people first. they have fantastic benefits, great colleagues and a really good work life balance

    Cons

    if you are looking for opportunities in Canada outside of Toronto, there are very few.

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