AstraZeneca Employee Reviews

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AstraZeneca is constantly changing.
Director (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJuly 17, 2018
I worked there for several years and enjoyed it. There are management and leadership changes at least twice a year. There is room for growth. I would recommend AZ.
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Great Company no upward mobility
QC Analyst-Analytical Chemistry/Microbiology (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, INJuly 12, 2018
This is a very stable place to work, and people are professional all the time. Lots of corporation and big business events. I learned a lot but there is zero upward mobility
Pros
Great retirement
Cons
No upward mobility
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Employee oriented and patient focused company
Executive Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEJuly 10, 2018
Patient focused corporation that has a diverse culture and follows the science of medical needs. Management values employee feedback and continuously tries to make adjustments and improvements to make our work most efficient.

The most difficult part of the job is frustration with things we cannot control, i.e. insurance coverage. The company does its best to offer coupons and vouchers to help patients get the medicines most appropriate for their disease state.
Pros
Relationship building, helping patients
Cons
Insurance coverage roadblocks
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Great Internship
Global Commercial Operations Intern (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJuly 8, 2018
I Interned in GCO when i was in college. The pay was great and my manager was really awesome. I was able to learn a lot about excel and out it use in real business.
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Pay
Cons
Was only an Intern
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Helping people have better lives
Pharmaceutical Representative 2 (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJuly 2, 2018
AstraZeneca and its products were there to help people live better lives health wise. You would start your day at one Doctors office and end your day at a different Doctors office. Was always given valuable planning time to reach your goals. Team members always willing to help one another through lunches with Doctors and share time. The hardest part of the job would be to reach a Doctor who was in a extremely rural area. Most enjoyable was the team coordination and helping people lead better lives through the medicines that AstraZeneca provided.
Pros
Team oriented activities, reward and recognition program
Cons
Healthcare coverage changed and it became harder to access Doctors
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Good company
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist - Cardiovascular (Former Employee) –  Great Neck, NYJune 28, 2018
Great workplace culture, professional work environment. Solid individuals when grouped together can make great teams. Support staff do exactly that.
Pros
people
Cons
long days
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great company
Pharmaceutical Sale Specialist (Current Employee) –  Greensburg, PAJune 26, 2018
overall, great company, great benefits, decent products, feel support from upper management, central pa isa notoriously difficult environment to sell, sometimes territories feel over crowded.
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High turnover rates for a reason
QC Analyst, Raw Materials (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, INJune 25, 2018
They pay well and have decent benefits, but there is still a high turnover rate. Management talks like they respect everybody, but they treat people like gears in the machine. There is hardly any advancement opportunities. If you are good at your job, you get told that you are too valuable to move anywhere else. The best employees get some experience there and leave. Management doesn't want to do anything but talk and refuse to face any problems. Multiple issues could have been avoided if management was proactive about dealing with problems in advance.
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Pay, Benefits
Cons
Limited developmental opportunities. Ineffective management.
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Good Company
Oncology Specialty Representative (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJune 10, 2018
good company and products oncology however had poorest management in company, as a primary care rep management was fantastic switching to oncology big mistake management very much underhanded
Pros
good company
Cons
oncology management
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Data Management
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJune 4, 2018
AstraZeneca treated contractors like permanent employees. The only meeting we were excluded from were personal meetings regarding benefits. I worked on the Crestor project and was included in the FDA approval filming, and the celebration upon approval. Management took time everyday to visit with employees to discuss any problems or concerns.
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Management
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Distance to travel to work
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depends on who you work for
Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDJune 1, 2018
A wide range of quality of managers, some great, some terrible. Your experience will be based on your manager. That in itself should speak to the company leadership and culture, allowing such a wide range of management skill levels for similar jobs. Do you want to work for a company that encourages bad management?
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Great products, not the best leadership
Director (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEMay 23, 2018
CEO has done well to turn around lackluster pipeline and there are a lot of products that have promise and will really benefit patients. The pipeline is one you can be proud of as an employee. Commercialization efforts have not been meeting expectations (confusion over market share vs revenue/profit goals driving business priorities) and the commercial teams are under a lot of high stress to achieve unrealistic expectations amidst constant cutting back of resources.
The company has lots of really talented people putting in significant effort to achieve results, however recognition is often misplaced and does not recognize efforts. Significant turnover in key leadership positions over the past few years has been concerning. Not vetting high level leaders who manage up well, but really aren't the best candidates for the job, has allowed ego building empires where favoritism outweighs talent.
Additional significant recent changes to benefits have reduced morale. Company wants to operate more as a biotech, but (other than specialty or biotech sales roles) does not compensate like one. If you are fortunate to be in the specialty divisions where sales salaries are higher, you are compensated very well. In non-specialty and non-sales roles, compensation increases have stagnated and are lower than competitors. Bonus payouts have mostly been very good over the past ten years, with a few exceptions.
Constant headcount reductions to reduce SG&A expenses have hit headquarter support positions hard, with sales positions relatively untouched. Expectations to "do more with
  more... less" are persistent, but everything remains a priority as senior leaders don't prioritize either at all or effectively. Result is continuous increases in workload for remaining employees at HQ. Expectations to leverage global resources for efficiency have taken time to get used to and in some cases haven't worked well where non-US support teams don't have the business understanding needed to address issues effectively.  less
Pros
Pipeline promising, great products
Cons
Loss of top performers, talent, and leaders
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AZ is a great company
New Product Introduction (Former Employee) –  West Chester, OHMay 22, 2018
AZ is a great company, but the actual position that you have makes all the difference. If you can stay with them, they are usually loyal company and will try to make every effort to accommodate their employees. Very empowering in terms of allowing people to make decisions, they invest in employee development. Lean culture is starting to penetrate.
Pros
Great pay, benefits.
Cons
decision making for strategic issues can be slow
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Tough Crowd
Senior Endocrinology Specialist (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEMay 21, 2018
Collaboration within and between teams is very poor. Lots of travel for Specialty, but I knew this when I signed up for the job. Products are excellent.
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AstraZeneca expects quality and rewards associates accordingly
HRIS Analyst (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEMay 17, 2018
Great place to work. Work life balance is good and associates are treated with respect. Room or growth and education and skill strengthening is encouraged
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Pharmaceutical sales role that Type A personalities will excel
PHARMACEUTICAL SALES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEMay 14, 2018
Assertive Type A personalities do very well here. Tons of opportunity for advancement and career building. Promotions are typically done from within.
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Great company to work for!
Sr Endocrinology Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAMay 13, 2018
Great people, great benefits, good salary increases, and great training programs available to employees. Great medicines, innovative R&D offerings, robust pipeline.
Pros
High caliber employees, rewards for excellence, exposure to challenging work
Cons
Constant reorganizations are resulting in top talent leaving the organization. Tough to be promoted, unless you know the right person that can recommend you.
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Typical day at AstraZeneca
Project/Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEMay 10, 2018
Typical day at AstraZeneca was busy and engaging. Working with a sales department was different everyday. Sales team keep workload interested for meeting or assisting with their needs.
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Dynamic environment with changes constant
Sr. Director Clinical Development (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEMay 7, 2018
The pharmaceutical environment is dynamic and AZ is working hard to continue to be responsive. Multiple organization changes are occurring, therefore one culture in the company can be very different than another. All in all, it has been a great learning experience.
Pros
Opportunities endless
Cons
High stress
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Bad technical support. Internal management poor.
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DEMay 2, 2018
Limited opportunity for advancement from within. Traditionally underpaying of employee's based on MRP. Never coming to market first in class. Old stale culture.
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