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About the company

  • CEO
    Pascal Soriot
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    Cambridge, UK
  • Link
    AstraZeneca website
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Supervisor in Gaithersburg, MD
on November 19, 2022
What is the best part of working at the company?The cultureWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?The workloadWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?It's fantasticWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Steady amount of being busy
Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Virginia
on November 15, 2022
Average is what comes to mind with AZ. They weren't great to work for, nor were they terrible. The compensation was not high or low. Some managers WERE great, but they were replaced with inferior managers. Overall, an average pharma company to work for.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Sales New Jersey
on November 13, 2022
The first huge benefit of pharmaceuticals is the training. The training is hard and extensive but you get great support from the training team and if you train in a group of new hires you can make friends for life. A typical day is going from one doctor's office to the next and getting time to detail the benefits and features of whatever drug you are detailing. This is not always easy because doctors are busy but that's why you see them every 2 weeks so you can develop a good relationship and have time to discuss any questions the doctor has about your product.You will also set up lunches where you have more time to discuss the product or dinner meetings where specialists come out to speak and educate the doctors on your product. Overall, it is a very good job with a lot of learning and excellent benefits and you work with good people however this industry is consolidating so layoffs are common. If you are a self starter, enjoy people and learning and apply to self everyday this can be a great job for you.! Good luck!
Formulation Operator in Mount Vernon, IN
on November 8, 2022
Make sure you follow all the SOPs, even though the supervision doesn't, or you will find nothing but trouble. Most of the other Operators are easy to work with.
Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
on November 3, 2022
Worked here for about 6 years and couldn’t say enough good things about it overall. Of course every job has its ups and downs, but the people I worked with here were some of the most professional I’ve come across in my career. The training program was exceptional, especially as someone with little sales experience and no medical experience coming in at the time.If you’re looking to get into Pharma sales, was a great place.

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Process takes about two weeks

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STAR QUESTIONS; When was a situation where you solved difficult problem and how did you handle it.

Shared on August 30, 2020

About medication package inserts. Hypothetical sales scenarios. “Sell me this product using this water cup ?” Why are you in sales. ? How do you deal with a doctor who won’t see sales reps ?

Shared on March 29, 2020

Basic industry related questions and a 90 minute analytical assignment to measure strategic thinking, book of business management and account management.

Shared on March 3, 2020

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