Deskside Support (Former Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – October 20, 2018
Deskside Support Technician. Learned a lot at this place. To back it was contract work. I became SME for Cisco Phones. people very friendly and stayed busy. Once a week the Prime customer did a employee appreciation day. Food and drink get togethers.
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.
Project Leader (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – December 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.
Compensation and Benefits
Too much work, little work/life balance if you want to advance
Executive Assistant/Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) – Waltham, MA – December 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!
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.
You become a "catering pro" since you will have lunches w/docs just about every day.
Huge amount of male managers and few local female managers
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...
Good experience for your resume
Management, frequent changes in direction, limited growth opportunities, intimidation from management, poor training
Warehouse Distribution Assistant . (Current Employee) – Mount Vernon, IN – November 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
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – November 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.
Pleasant working environment and flexible work schedule.
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
Autonomy, company car, gas card, well compensated
Not all management is competent, must change sales model to the realities of the changing selling environment
Packaging Operator (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 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.
Packaging Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Newark, DE – October 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