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Good place to work
Quality Investigator (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, INDecember 11, 2018
I cannot rate this company because I was contracted through another company. However, I did enjoy my time there and the ethical attitude displayed by management.
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2.0
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Patient Access Representative (Former Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDDecember 11, 2018
They will suck up your knowledge and offer nothing in return.a long as you play nice in the sandbox for their bottom line. Nothing more to say other than it fit's for the younger employee with no loyalty. For them it's just about the money and have no problem with smoke blowing or the dog and pony show.
Pros
Relaxed dress
Cons
Will screw you if you don't sell your soul
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3.0
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Typical Corporate America
Project Leader (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEDecember 10, 2018
Corporate America has changed a lot over the last 30 years. It watches out for itself, not it's employees. Bare bones staffing so too much work per employee. Work has to be your life if you want to advance.
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Compensation and Benefits
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Too much work, little work/life balance if you want to advance
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5.0
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A pleasurable place to work
Executive Assistant/Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Waltham, MADecember 10, 2018
This is one of the nicest places I have ever worked. The work is challenging but not impossible, and I am very busy, which is just the way I like it! You'll never meet a nicer group of people! The culture is casual, but everybody works hard!
Cons
I have no benefits as a contractor.
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4.0
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Nice company environment
Diabetes Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago/ northwest/west/south suburbsDecember 5, 2018
I absolutely loved working here once I realized that what is said one day will be different in a few weeks and to not take things as etched in stone.

Work/life balance was pretty darn great. The end of the year could be overwhelming w/mandatory certifications, etc but it all did get done and could be done on company time.

Pay is low compared to other pharmaceutical companies but the benefits sometimes help overcome that flaw. Health benefits were great and even covered chiropractic care, which very few do. Reimbursement, if needed was rapid.
Pros
You become a "catering pro" since you will have lunches w/docs just about every day.
Cons
Huge amount of male managers and few local female managers
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3.0
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Pharmaceutical company
DIABETES SALES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PADecember 3, 2018
typical big pharma company. called on physicians and pharmacies. territories changed every few years. went from small company to a large company with results oriented.
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challenging but rewarding
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Erie, PADecember 2, 2018
All days brought something different with challenges but working with good peers made it worth it. Most enjoyed interacting with customers to provide great medicines for patients.
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Avoid at all costs
Respiratory Specialty Representative (Former Employee) –  TexasNovember 17, 2018
Typical Pharma for today... metrics, metrics, metrics. Corporate is more worried about attainment and box checking than customers and patients. Advancement opportunities and promotions are going to outside candidates about %80 of the time. Management is so worried about their own job that they tend to work for upper management and not for the sales force. Sales staff is stifled and taught to be robots spouting whatever STEM says is best...
Pros
Good experience for your resume
Cons
Management, frequent changes in direction, limited growth opportunities, intimidation from management, poor training
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5.0
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Great work place!
Warehouse Distribution Assistant . (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, INNovember 17, 2018
AstraZeneca offers me a place to let my servant heart thrive by knowing and actively participating in the composition and delivery of the highest quality, life changing pharmaceutical medications for people all over the world. The thought of having a positive affect in other lives is one of the most fantastic feelings I can every have! Thankyou ! AstraZeneca for putting the safety first, quality always! Michael
Pros
great managment
Cons
nothing
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4.0
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Relaxed atmosphere
Prep/Bulk tech (Former Employee) –  West Chester, OHNovember 14, 2018
Liked working there decent pay but pay should be better. Work life balance once we went on 8 hrs shift was great. 12 hr shifts were tough. Co workers were great also.
Pros
Good relaxed environmemt
Cons
8 hr shift BETTER then 12 hr shift. Need work life balance
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3.0
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not great
Senior Associate Investigator (Current Employee) –  Boulder, CONovember 14, 2018
Here we go again. You require one hundred and fifty characters and so I will continue typing words until I meet your requirement. Malicious compliance.
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5.0
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AstraZeneca...
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DENovember 13, 2018
I applied to AstraZeneca's engineering department as part of a cooperative opportunity (co-op). It lasted 6 months and in that short amount of time I was able to sit-in on decommissioning meetings as AstraZeneca was in the process to getting rid of its research and developing (R&D) building; researched and priced vendors products for bathroom remodeling projects; assisted in the redesign of a data-center as the servers wasn't being cooled properly in the current location and would occasionally over-heat; led an upgrade elevator project where I received bids and sat on the approval meetings to award bids to contractors, also, developed the scope, schedule, and cost analysis for approval by department head; lastly, assisted in the summer high school internship program.
Pros
Pleasant working environment and flexible work schedule.
Cons
Down sized and had huge lay-off.
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4.0
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Excellent Benefits
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DENovember 13, 2018
Great opportunity to enter into pharmaceutical sales. Income potential very good with lots of perks. Culture was not the most pleasant to work in. You ultimately control your destiny.
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3.0
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A pharmaceutical company like all the others
Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHNovember 12, 2018
Typical pharmaceutical sales job. Similar to any other company. Must be flexible and adaptable to quick and frequent changes. If you don't like change then this career isn't for you. AZ is a good company, has great medicines. The healthcare industry makes it difficult to access health care providers. Not much you can do when physician offices block access to reps to discuss their products
Pros
Autonomy, company car, gas card, well compensated
Cons
Not all management is competent, must change sales model to the realities of the changing selling environment
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2.0
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No Comment
Packaging Operator (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 10, 2018
Reading, working on SOP information for the job, and waiting for work to begin. Management played the nepotism roll. hiring family and friends first and favoring the ones that they spent time with after work hours.
Pros
Pay Rate
Cons
Less work as the years proceeded.
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2.0
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Was a poor environment to work toward end of tenure
CNS Specialty Representative (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 2, 2018
The products were going off US patent. Many thousands of layoffs from throughout the US. The fear of employees was real especially after the first round of layoffs.
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4.0
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About what you'd expect --
Health Systems Specialist (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 2, 2018
Typical Pharmaceutical Sales Position
Responsible for determining key players and making 8-10 calls per day.
Good training. Offices are starting to close down to reps- need to think outside of the box
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Changed retirement age/yrs service -missed opportunites for most
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1.0
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Do not waste your time.
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Coppell, TXOctober 31, 2018
Everybody works in a silo, there is no thinking outside of the box or helpfulness when trying to solve a problem. There is no promotion within, only from outside.
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4.0
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Above Average
PRODUCT MARKETING (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAOctober 29, 2018
Above Average. They are above average in the following categories.

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5.0
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Great place to work
Packaging Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Newark, DEOctober 28, 2018
Working at AstraZeneca was an incredible experience. The people were amazing and I learned so much while I was there. Astrazeneca is an industry leader in the pharamaceutical industry and everything they do is of top quality
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