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AstraZeneca Overview

Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1913
Company - Public (AZN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Company Updates

  • We are proud to be selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
    We are one of 230 companies globally leading the way towards more equal, inclusive workplaces. #BloombergGEI #sustainability. Read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQb0i

    AstraZeneca selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, recognising commitment to advancing women in the workplace

    In recent years, we have focused on increasing the number of women in leadership positions. Globally, since 2012, the number of women in Senior and Leadership roles has risen from some 39% to 45% at the end of 2018. However, we do not only focus our Inclusion and Diversity efforts on our own work force.

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AstraZeneca Reviews

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AstraZeneca Executive Director, CEO Pascal Soriot
Pascal Soriot
740 Ratings
  • "Big pharma with all its pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Global Medical Affairs Associate Director in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Medical Affairs Associate Director in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
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    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big Company that allows to develop professionalism if one learns how to navigate through its intricate political environment

    Cons

    Too many layers of management dilute accountability and slow down the decision making process. Corporate politics disrupt and efficient and evidence-based decision making

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AstraZeneca Photos

AstraZeneca photo of: New AstraZeneca Headquarters in Cambridge, UK
AstraZeneca photo of: Class of 2017 Global Graduates
AstraZeneca photo of: North West Apprenticeship Fundraising
AstraZeneca photo of: Halloween
AstraZeneca photo of: IMED Science Awards
AstraZeneca photo of: Power of Us Volunteer Programme
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AstraZeneca Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in November 2011.

    Interview

    An out-sourced employment coordinator contacted me to schedule an interview. After meeting with him, the next phase of the process was a panel interview where four managers interviewed me. Two of the managers asked behavioral questions, based on past experiences. The other two managers appeared to be inexperienced at interviewing and had no follow-up questions. The managers appeared to disagree as to the next steps, the qualifications of the individuals they were searching for, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you didn't have the information necessary to do your job. How did you go about getting it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    If you have similar experience, ask about additional vacation policy; inquire about hiring bonus. Otherwise, nothing unusual.

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AstraZeneca Awards & Accolades

  • The UK's 50 Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2014
  • Great Place to Work Certified in India, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
  • BOC Brilliance Award for Recruitment and Rentention, BOC Brilliance Awards, 2018
  • Top 100 Ideal Employer USA (Natural Sciences), Universum, 2012
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