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
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!
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 21 November 2014
AZC strives to be a "Great Place to Work" and for me it is! My immediate manager is great! She is able to advise and guide when needed, but doesn't "micro"manage. I love my territory and my role as a Customer Service Representative! AZC gives everyone chances for their voice to be heard and I have seen changes made as a result of employee communications with executives in the company.
They have a policies in to protect both the company and their employees and the only one that I struggle with sometimes is the amount of kilometers I was permitted to travel in one day. Because of this my routes were not exactly the way I would like to design them. Having said that, occasionally, I found I was grateful for this rule, when I arrive at my destination and am too tired to continue driving home.
All in all, not real complaints.
flexibility, work vehicle, cell phone, great benefits