AstraZeneca Employee Reviews in United States

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Diabetes Sales Specialist
Diabetes Oral/Injectable Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Palm Springs, CAFebruary 28, 2016
An outstanding place to work for the proactive, independent, self-starter who enjoys interacting with a multiculturally diverse population of clients. The pay is good with quarterly bonuses, company car and great benefits package. Without a doubt, the best manager I have ever had the privilege of working for. The most difficult part of the job is getting quality face-to-face time with the provider. Each office and provider are different, so you must learn the office dynamics to effectively reach your objective of closing the sale. Each day is a new adventure though you may know your client well. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people to people interaction and windshield time traveling where I get to turn my vehicle into a "drive time university" listening to audio books to improve my skills and techniques.
Pros
Independence, company car, incentive plan, flexibility
Cons
Doctors do not have time to see you
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AstraZeneca Diabetes Division was an acquisition from BMS. Their products are good but in a very competitive market.
Diabetes Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Saint Joseph, MOMarch 9, 2016
A typical day consisted on making 7-9 calls on physicians, pharmacies, and hospitals. I learned about their practices, their needs, and prioritized what was most important to them. Worked with a team and on an individual basis also. The hardest part of job was the computer work at night; the most enjoyable was calling on the customers.
Pros
Flexible schedule and great products, good compensation.
Cons
Representative flooded market and managed care challenges. Also limited accessibility.
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Low stress place to work
Senior Packaging Technology Engineer (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, INFebruary 23, 2016
I've worked in this position for 1 year through a contracting service so the benefits do not reflect those offered by AstraZeneca. However the work load is manageable compared to my previous employers and the expectations for project completion is achievable. Co-workers are understanding and friendly. The hardest part of the job is all the red tape that is associated with pharmaceuticals, you just have to understand its part of the job.
Pros
flexible working hours, friendly environment, low stress work place
Cons
difficult to get on full time
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Worked with an outstanding group of people
Clinical Supplies Technologist / Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Newark, DEMarch 3, 2016
Worked with AstraZeneca for 18+ years in total. Worked with an outstanding group of people. The company offered a great deal of training and development. Unfortunately, my group was part of R&D and eliminated to to restructuring and downsizing. I would have never left otherwise.
Pros
Outstanding group of people, great pay and benefits
Cons
Chose to eliminate my group.
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Great experience serving clients and working w/counterparts
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Great Falls, MTNovember 20, 2015
Excellent sales opportunity
Great potential for development, learning, and promotion
Wonderful Benefits
Politics but you learn to play the game of life
Meeting wonderful people in the medical industry is best part of job
Company has real problems with IT department - you can get frustrated with the promises that don't happen
Their computer equipment has improved, but the medical information systems cant get it right
Pros
Wonderful experience for those who thrive on customer contact
Cons
IT Systems
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Professional work place, productive and fun
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Sr.) (Former Employee) –  Puerto RicoFebruary 20, 2016
Excellent company and products, pertinent pipeline in all major therapeutic areas. Sales tools and equipment is outstanding. Highly recommended if you are interested in a pharmaceutical sales career.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
none
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Excellent place to work
Senior Scientist (Current Employee) –  Waltham, MAMarch 2, 2016
Excellent place to work, better opportunities, nice people, great team, great salary. I would love to work for AZtraZeneca again in future.
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Discussed on first review
HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEFebruary 13, 2016
Enjoyable atmosphere where your use your time wisely and organization is the key to fulfilling your needs to be done at the end of the work day.
Pros
casual fridays
Cons
benefits
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Great place to work; very sales driven
Primary Care Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LAFebruary 12, 2016
As long as you work for a supportive manager its a wonderful place to work, like all jobs really. Great benefits, power house drugs and great employees
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Excellent products professional environment.
Specialty Cardiovascular Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLDecember 1, 2015
Its all about the numbers and ranking reports. The most enjoyable part is the great people and team environment. The benefits are also first class with matching 401k. The products are all first in their class.
Pros
Exceptional benefits
Cons
Inequitable evaluations
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Good salary, nothing else
Principal Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) –  Newark, DENovember 19, 2015
Not a place to learn and grow. Compensation is good. Management is inexperienced, and favors soft skills over competency and experience.
If you want a job as an over-burdened, unappreciated drone, this is the place for you.
Pros
Free gym.
Cons
Inept management.
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Productive Place to work at, but not a career
Packaging (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 18, 2016
A typical day at work for me is demanding. I currently work the grave yard shift and since people rarely like to work that shift, sometimes my co-workers don't show up for work and that causes confusion and a heavier work load for everyone else. I've learned more about OSHA, and safety when dealing with a pharmaceutical company. The hardest part about this job is the hours and the temperature.The most enjoyable part is the pay.
Pros
Paid weekly
Cons
Shorts breaks and very cold
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Committed to long-term disease state treatment of patients
Senior Diabetes Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJune 2, 2016
>Typical work day is consumed with numerous in-depth discussions involving patient profiles; co-morbidities; best treatment options; expected clinical results; and manage care access.

>I learn what's important to my physician as it relates to treatment outcomes for his/her patients. Additionally, the tools my physicians implement to assure patient compliance.

>Management is instrumental in assisting in the career development goals. Additionally, providing the resources necessary to aid in establishing a consultative relationship with the physician.

>Key to establishing a seamless vision of our product and messaging through consistent communication and business planning.

>Assisting my physicians in their efforts to communicate the importance of compliance to assure the best potential clinical outcomes to their patients.

>Without question the success stories my physicians share with me as it pertains to patients clinical successes as a result of being treated with my products.
Pros
Positive work/family balance
Cons
Unstable job security within the organization
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Flexible schedule, good benefits, not a lot of growth opportunities.
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 18, 2016
It's a good starting company for your career. Once you have a set salary, you'll be lucky to get $2000 of increased pay a year. Not a lot of room for significant growth. They're cutting down on budgets because Crestor is now generic. Flexible schedule. Good benefits.
Pros
Flexible schedule. small territories
Cons
they're cheap
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Good People in Difficult Jobs
Senior Engineer, Validation (Former Employee) –  West Chester, OHJune 24, 2016
They are moving to a very LEAN Culture without taking into account they are producing a Sterile Injectable. The concept is a good one, but they are cutting far to close to the bone to allow the people to remain nimble and able to address changes or issues quickly...
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Work / Life Balance
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Up and down
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLJune 7, 2016
This organization is pretty standard in day to day operations. The middle management teams really like working in the bull pins with the sales groups and communicate as much as they are allowed.

The pay is OK, but could be a lot better if the overall profit goals were reduced.
Pros
Management Styles
Cons
Pay sturcture
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They treat employees well
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  variousJuly 6, 2016
Great company to work with. As with most of the other companies in the industry, it is a dynamic environment where you must be comfortable with regular changes.
Pros
general culture of positivity, good compensation and recognition
Cons
none, typical things of the industry
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Great Company
PHARMACEUTICAL SALES SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 4, 2016
Great company to work for. Has a great pipeline and a focused business strategy. Things can sometimes be inconsistent with messaging. company very reactionary to market dynamics.
Pros
Flexibility, autonomy, pay, benefits, perks
Cons
work life balance, expectations, constant leadership and organizational change
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AstraZeneca is a great place to work
SME for Ariba iBuy System & Procurement Specialist (Current Employee) –  MarylandMay 10, 2016
AstraZeneca value their employees and provides a very attractive work life balance. They offer a great deal of training and development. Communication is great, sometimes overwhelming, but is necessary.
I would refer anyone to seek employment at AstraZeneca
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Production Technican
Production Technician II (Current Employee) –  Frederick, MDJune 28, 2016
Good job. Management needs to communicate better to subordinates! Overall good company with good pipeline. For the most part, the people are of good quality, although some won't hesitate to throw you under the bus!!
Pros
variety, benefits
Cons
management, compensation
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