Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 January 2018
Great management, working at a assembly line picking orders to pack for other companies. Follow the order, be precise and you're good. work place culture is fun and active. lot of moving around which is good.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Mississauga Valley, ON – 16 March 2018
I was a long time employee who was laid off with 100 other employees several years ago. It was difficult being laid off after all those years. Overall the company handled the laid offs badly, managers did a school yard pick as to who they were laying off. Long time employees were laid off while employees with a year or two of service were kept. At least the severance package was good.
My early years with the company were great, good managers, colleagues, opportunities for advancement and learning. However once the company had to start laying off staff the culture changed, and not for the good. It became a very negative and stressful place to work, never knowing when and if you would be laid off.
From what I have heard the company has not been able to recover from their many layoffs and the culture is not what it once was.
Medical Representative (Former Employee) – Philippines – 14 January 2018
I only stayed less than a year with the company since my job was to be on the field and visit atleast 18 doctors a day and it was territorial, I had to visit clinics without car so it was a rather exhausting for a first job.
TRAINING SPECIALIST/BUSINESS ANALYSIST (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 1 June 2017
High energy team based environment when I started. We collaborated across functions well and there was a great deal of respect for everyone’s talents. Everyone was treated very well with great benefits and over all compensation. Personal and professional growth was encouraged and managers helped with this. But times are change the industry is hurting and there is a push to globalize services. New managers are being brought in who may not necessarily fit with the culture and the great environment is going by the wayside. This may not be with all departments so interview but do your homework before signing on.
Development oportunites, Good People, great bennifits and compensation
Great culture, plenty of opportunities for advancement
Study Delivery Coordinator (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 4 December 2016
AstraZeneca is a great company. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement within the company. They like to frequently post positions internally to give internal candidates a chance. Sales in 2016 however have been lower than expected therefore there have been reorganizations and layoff.
Opportunities for advancement
Reorganizations of business units leading to layoffs
Learning and development manager (Current Employee) – Sub Saharan Africa – 10 October 2016
Great place to work that fosters employee engagement. Work place that embraces diversity and culture. People are professional in their jobs and everyone is encouraged to own and drive their individual development.
we had a gym.many facilities for employees to pass time constuctively
Packaging Operator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 18 September 2016
I worked for Nexium launch at Astra. One day my team lead had to finish rush order. I helped her by staying back 4 hours. She appreciated my hard work.It was great learning to know the environment of aseptic processing. I saw filling area where operators were dressed like astronauts. Too much gowning & PPE is required in filling area to protect product & to you as well.Superb management I was hired in 2 minutes my Managers saw me & said you are the reflection of your resume. We just wanted to see you.You come to work tomorrow.Hr was very helping too.All coworkers were helping & nice. Spill of Anaesthesia & cleaning was hard.No sooner we used to finish the order. We had to cover the line & put stop clean. Team of sanitation people used to take over & clean.Our job was to run the machines efficiently.I enjoyed working for Astra. It was 9 months contract.Packaging was to close down there hence next year when I was called by my manager I asked him what should I do? I am getting full time at Teva. He advised to join Teva since it will be again a contract. That's how I chose to join Teva & stayed there for 14 years.I was looking for full time job with benefits.
Pizza on all overtimes, appreciation for hard work
Représentante médicale SR - rive sud de MTL (Former Employee) – Rive sud de Montréal – 24 February 2016
Je me suis sentie très appréciée par tous... Mes compétences ont été mises en avant plan pour contribuer, accomplir et avoir beaucoup de succès pour les ventes sur le territoire sur lequel j'ai oeuvré pendant un an (c'était pour un remplacement de congé de maternité)
Had the opportunity to hire several new monitors. I managed a team of 13 Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) or monitors. I was their direct report, evaluating their workload, performance, year end review, salary adjustments etc.. A very pleasant and engaging team of professionals. Still in close contact with almost all of them. It was a pleasure.
Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 February 2015
AstraZeneca provides a great balance between the corporate size (Canadian business atleast) and the yearly turnover. having recently gone a major business shrinkage, they seem to be holding on to more senior management than the people who actually do a lot of the leg work, which currently seems to be mostly outsourced. This presents a unique opportunity for mid to late professionals seeking a more agile work-environment. Not so good for career progression.
Cheap Lunches, Closer to the city
Not enough incentives for late professionals, no career progression for new professionals
Great environment to work in with strong work-life balance!
Manager, Resource Protection (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 January 2015
Responsible for day to day Canadian Security issues and the management of a contract security workforce. Significant improvement in physical security while managing a restrictive budget. Great management support.
Instability of Pharmacutical Industry resulting in restructuring!