Very exciting place, a lot of knowledge being developed
Sr Global Medical Affairs Leader - Immunology (Former Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – December 29, 2016
AstraZeneca is a multi-faceted corporation with solid research in therapeutic areas such as Immuno-Oncology, Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Immunology. Given the breadth of AstraZeneca, as a corporation, based in London, the US and Sweden, numerous opportunities exist to grow with the organization.
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Virginia – January 21, 2017
I started my pharmaceutical sales career at AstraZeneca, and worked as a Sales Specialist there for 8 years. AZ is a good company overall. They have great products, and I was lucky enough to have good management in my time there. The hardest part of the job is that you are at the mercy of sales forecasting and the managed care coverage in your territory. The most enjoyable part of the job was being in front of my customers and building relationships with them. I would totally recommend AZ to a friend, as a good place to work.
Good Work Life Balance, Great Benefits, Company Car
I have worked with some great people during my time at AstraZeneca. Work life balance and benefits are great.
AstraZeneca is going through a tough time due to some major drugs loosing exclusivity and many people have left or been let go over the past couple of years. AstraZeneca has done a really poor job of holding onto it's top sales people. At this time, it's hard to feel positive about the future direction of this company.
AZ is a well managed company financially, too many lay-offs
Commercial Business Director (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – December 20, 2016
AZ is a well managed company financially, over the years they've not planned well enough to make-up the revenue losses of large brands like Crestor and Nexium, which resulted in 2 restructures in 2016. Confident that AZ will return to growth!
Large global pharmaceutical organization, consistently meets quarterly earnings
Uncertainty if there will be additional restructure in the near term
Market Access Integrator/ Diabetes (Current Employee) – Southeast USA – December 30, 2016
AZ is currently going through a transformation as it reshapes its business model to contain costs. Large amount of revenue lost due to generic patent expirations which has caused leadership to reevaluate all aspects of the business. Should return to growth in 18 and beyond.
Top 10 pharma company
Significant pressure on the US business in the short term
Productive and fun work place with a ping pong table.
Manufacturing/Production Associate III (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – January 5, 2017
The commitment the company has shown a great dedication to it's employees. During my tenure there a lot of employees were young and just entering the field. It is my belief that the company went above and beyond in insuring each associate had the training needed to perform their jobs.
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – December 8, 2016
Great place to work, great culture, I had the opportunity to sell a variety of porducts and work with many people.
Connected with many people in the field I learned many different disease Had a great relationship with management Had a great relationship with my co-workers Hardest part of the job was going through changes Most enjoyable part is helping people
EH&S Technical Administrator (Former Employee) – Westborough, MA – January 7, 2017
Enjoyed 17 plus years at AstraZeneca. Multiple opportunities working in different areas to learn and grow. Benefits and health insurance was phenomenal. Great effort to operate as a flat organization thereby empowering employees to demonstrate skills and effect change
Extremely talented group of people working in the best interest of the business.
Marketing Strategy Director (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – February 7, 2017
A very diverse talent pool of hard-working, accountable individuals. Culture of innovation and exploration. Business is willing to invest in initiatives that are proven successful. Constantly evolving internal structure, focused on continuous improvement.
Great company with incredible values but little stability
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – California – December 15, 2016
2017 will be a lean year for AstraZeneca. The company is incredible to work for. Following the science and putting patients first are core values that are emphasized at every level in the company. There isn't as much room for advancement as a smaller company but the training is thorough.
Quality Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Mount Vernon, IN – November 15, 2016
AstraZeneca was a wonderful place to work. My only regret was that I wasn't able to find a permanent position there after my contract expired. I keep in touch with my manager and some friends from there and really enjoyed my time spent out there.
Fair wage, for fair work.
A lot of contract positions, but that's the nature of today's reality.
Astrazeneca is a great place to work and grow. They have many new drugs and therapies in development that should carry them to market leadership. The culture and work /life balance is also a positive for any prospective employee.
Packaging Supervisor (Former Employee) – West Chester, OH – October 13, 2016
Great Pay and Benefits but too many changes and not enough opportunities. More of the good old boy system catering to the white males. Have military backgrounds and your good regardless of less experience. Not enough diversity or support for female professionals. Position was impacted under 2 yrs. Have many years of experience but director kept a former military with first year experience. How he could be more qualified isn't possible.
I am a Working Team lead for a therapeutic area, so my typical day is resourcing work, editing corrupted document and publishing. I've learned how to work harmoniously with the Swedes. My co-workers are knowledgeable and team players. The hardest part of my job is jumping between a very involving project and having to stop and resource work within my working team. I enjoy my job for the most part but I enjoy getting submissions done with quality and having my team appreciate all my efforts.
Work remotely when needed; flexible hours; great vacation time.
Work more than 10 hours a day for the most part. Advancement in a big organization is slow.
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN & surrounding zip codes – December 28, 2016
AstraZeneca is a great place to work. Work, life balance is a priority to the organization. My typical work day includes face to face physician conversation regarding AstraZeneca's approved medications for the appropriate patients.
Neuroscience Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – November 1, 2016
I really enjoyed working for AstraZeneca. They treated me with much respect. I was in the field by 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. I would do work in the evenings and weekends to stay on top. I would analyze data on a regular basis to search out for opportunities with my accounts. I also stayed on top of manage care since things were always changing.
Pharm.D / Retail Account Manager (RAM) (Current Employee) – Southern California – February 5, 2017
My current job is extremely innovative which challenges myself to fully maximize my given potential. It allows me to explore various avenues within the field of Pharmacy where I have been given numerous opportunities to expand my view of Pharmacy.
Sr. Diabetes Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – November 1, 2016
It's a good company that's really family oriented. The hardest challenge is their progression process. Even if you have years of experience, you still have to start at the bottom in regards to getting promoted.
Family and patient oriented
Challenge in career progression until you put in the years
Senior Manager (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – January 16, 2017
AZ is a great company that hires quality people. Benefits and pay are excellent. Corporate culture is unique for big pharma. Though flexible work arrangements are certainly fewer now, the company does support them. Arrangements vary by team and responsibility level.