AstraZeneca Employee Reviews

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Good paying job
Specialty Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Poughkeepsie, NYAugust 8, 2016
AstraZeneca offered a good paying job, with a very nice work/life balance. There was no room to advance with the small minded managerial appointments made during 2013 and 2014. Management promoted who they liked, not who could sell. The culture suffers greatly from the high school like atmosphere I witnessed during my tenure.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Horrible middle and lower management
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Excellent base salary with good work/life balance
Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  New JerseyOctober 29, 2016
Excellent base salary and good work/life balance. Unfortunately the company's culture has changed dramatically over the years, and not for the better.
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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 Place and people
Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DESeptember 7, 2016
Culture is great for work/life balance. Typical day is productive and good. Learned a lot about the industry and how to effective sell. I learn to put customer first and to be an entrepreneur.
Pros
All around great company
Cons
downsizing
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Global biopharmaceutical company
Associate General Counsel (Former Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDSeptember 27, 2016
I had a close to ten years career at AstraZeneca, beginning with a role as incoming corporate counsel and ending as a senior corporate and transactions counsel - lots of deal and risk management exposure. Great experience and environment.
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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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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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Expansion and rapid growth destabilized many established teams which left the team members uncertain about the future and lowered productivity.
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  New JerseyOctober 8, 2016
Rapid growth and acquisition of a new company changed the dynamics of the Pulmonary division leaving many district team members uncertain and the future of their team. Many managers committed themselves to future opportunities and spent little time focused on the development of teams already established. There was little to no concrete information shared by management about the future of many existing teams therefore, seasoned employees focused on finding new positions elsewhere leaving 30% of the existing sales team displaced to be absorbed by other districts. The team members that were left had uncertain roles for the future with the very real possibility that current positions would be dissolved or replaced with no promotional or lateral opportunities available. The typical work days are spent calling on high target HCP's working to maintain market share and reverse automatic product switches due to loss of formulary status of major local and state insurance providers. Lunches are held several times a week where I capitalize on the opportunity to promote the product benefits for the patient. As an experienced and effective representative, I was able to spin the negative and spend less time on damage control.
Management was not forthcoming or reassuring about upcoming changes which left remaining co-workers gossiping and scrambling for positions that where not yet posted. About 50% of employees share this less optimistic view of the companies culture and direction. The other 50% that have had some history with the company share views of a brighter and more stable
  more... times when the company was not in a state of flux defending against hostile takeovers and managing the growing pains of acquisition to stay in a solvent position of power. This time in the history of the company will only be remembered as a bump in the road. This will quickly pass and the company will shine as bright as it always has until the next shuffle of power in the top management. I hope that they learn from history and not repeat the cracks in the core that could shake the foundation.  less
Pros
The benefits of the company are good if you are there long enough to take advantage of them.
Cons
Growth and change brought instability & chaos to this company affecting it's most valuable resource, the employees.
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Putting the patient first
PSS (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DEAugust 11, 2016
The company is very proud and generates its local focus on getting respiratory patients the best medicine at the most convenient cost. AstraZeneca has developed a great culture around placing the patient first in every call with a provider.
Cons
Micro-Management
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great company
Diabetes Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKAugust 10, 2016
I have learned a lot with AstraZeneca. The work environment is pretty cool. The training is intense but it prepares you for your career. Overall, good company with high goals.
Pros
work culture
Cons
pay compared to other companies
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Good pay and benefits
Packaging Supervisor (Former Employee) –  West Chester, OHOctober 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.
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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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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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Company that really cares about the patient
Sr. Diabetes Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DENovember 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.
Pros
Family and patient oriented
Cons
Challenge in career progression until you put in the years
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Good company that treats its employees well
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLSeptember 8, 2016
AstraZeneca is a large organization that still feels like a medium sized company. There are opportunities for growth and management is supportive. There has been a lot of change but that is becoming standard in the industry.
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Overall a good company to work for.
Pharmaceutical Field Representative (Former Employee) –  Yardley, PAJuly 6, 2016
Management was supportive with giving consistent feedback on FCR.
Overall a good company to work for with great benefits.
Pros
great benefits
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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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Culture is changing
District Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Scranton, PAJuly 8, 2016
AZ is a good place to work though recently the culture has chnaged due to change in upper management.

There are talented people at AZ in DSM and PSS roles.
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Great place to work
Diabetes Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEOctober 19, 2016
This organization has outstanding people. It also has a fantastic culture where development is encouraged. Leadership is top notch.
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Good benefit but not so effective management
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Vietnam, PRNovember 28, 2016
Co-workers are nice. Line managers are supportive. However, management is not so effective. Working environment is great. System documents are heavy and impractical.
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