Medical Director (Current Employee), Gaithersburg, MD – May 28, 2014
management is shady at best. The organization is fragmented between Medimmune and AstraZeneca, they do not collaborate. Politics are worse than capital hill. Also very sexist organization. There are a few good people but they never stay because talent is not valued.
Manager (Current Employee), Wilmington, DE – September 13, 2014
Pros: good salary and benefits, fun events periodically
Constant state of stress whether your position is being down-sized or not. (Approximately 4 major downsizings in the past 6 years...more to come). Additional concern is the possibility of the Wilmington site shutting down and being required to move to Gaithersburg to the MedImmune facility.
The culture is back to "who you know" as opposed to "what – more... you know". Possiblity for advancement is based on your ability to agree with your manager (and his/her manager) on every comment they make (no matter how clueless it is). – less
Submission Management Coordinator (Former Employee), Wilmington, DE – September 12, 2014
I started as an Administrative assistant at AZ in 2000. During that time I learned submission work, cover letters, regulatory documentation. I completed two perceptorships successfully and was offered a job rotation as a regulatory manager. My day consisted of leading cross functional teams, writing regulatory contributions for submissions, and interacting – more... with the FDA on any questions or information they required. I truly liked my duties as a Regulatory Manager and the hardest part was leaving. – less
Global team working and multi-cultural leadership & management
Engagement Lead, Director (Former Employee), Wilmington, DE USA – September 10, 2014
Pros: good compensation and benefits.
Cons: large company and industry challenges.
Good experience working globally with Swedish and British colleagues. Learned leadership management skills and experience working with very talented co-workers. Working with the difficult cultures and different timeframes were challenging. I enjoyed meeting and working with colleagues throughout the world and gaining long lasting friends and building – more... relationships. – less
Global Project Administrator (Current Employee), Wilmington, DE – July 8, 2014
I provide efficient and effective project coordination and administrative support to ensure orderly flow of operations and communications for 8+ senior pharmaceutical executives and 5+ cross-functional drug development teams. I work effectively with internal/ external network of customers to schedule and coordinate meeting logistics and conference needs – more... to ensure high quality meetings. Prepare and coordinate delivery of team meeting agendas, minutes, and presentations, setup and run slides during. Update global project team’s action and event logs after team meetings. Develop and maintain user-friendly templates, communications plans, process contract agreements, information management, project planning and control reporting, arrange travel, expense reporting, SharePoint, Visa applications, purchase requisitions, and other intricate projects. Follow-up on outstanding actions to ensure completion to agreed standards and deadlines. Manage global calendars for leaders and team members; monitor e-mails to identify matters of urgency which are handled accordingly. I handle complaints and problems with tact, patience, and diplomacy. In addition, I also handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly. The challenging part of my job keeping a work/life balance. The rewarding aspects are customer satification, relationship building and personal development. – less
Large cap pharmaceutical company, with challenging work and great people.
Director, Field Sales Leadership (Former Employee), Wilmington, DE – June 26, 2014
Busy pharmaceutical company with several layers, therefore the work was diffuse, but you learned a lot about how to navigate in a company this size. Really smart, interesting people with a lot of business experience.
Inservices in 4 to 5 hospital accounts focusing on Cardiology products.
TRANSITION CARE SPECIALIST (Current Employee), Somerset, NJ – June 14, 2014
TCS is a fairly new position in the industry. AZ hired TCS's (RN's) to do inservices in hospital accounts. This position is very rewarding and challenging at times. The inservice can be branded or unbranded cardiology resources. The focus of the inservice is to educate the staff on patient compliance in taking their medications as prescribed.
Global Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee), Wilmington, DE – June 6, 2014
Pros: team spirit, middle management
Cons: career development
I became an employee with AstraZeneca at the beginning of their transistion, in 2004. The one thing consistent with AstraZeneca was change. From titles being renamed with the same job description to department name changes with responsibilities remaining the same.
I enjoyed my time working at AstraZeneca, again there was a great spirit of teamwork. – more... Great middlemanagement leadership.
Career growth especially in a support role was very limited within AstraZeneca. You really had to leave the company to advance in your career – less