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Good company with a productive pipeline
Great benefits and plenty of room for personal and career development. As with all big corporations, one needs to learn how to navigate the political environment.
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ok
workplace culture is rough, things change from year to year, pace is fast and work life balance is tough. managers are unhappy and tough on reps unnecessarily.
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I was resilient when I started, but now I'm just worn out.
Management and cross functional colleagues changing a lot. Firings and people leaving without any indication of why. Policies in new division seem to be made up as we go along and then changed without informing anyone. Then telling you it was always that way.
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Good pay, good pipeline
Cons
Very bad morale, management not listening - but paying big bucks for workshops to figure out why.
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Awesome place to work with great culture
AZ's culture was amazing! Flexible working hours, paid days off for long weekends, opportunities to learn and meet with high ranking senior leaders. Amazing!
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Medical Sales
The company did have many industry leading products to represent, however the management style was not overly supportive and pitted team members against each other. This style of management was not congruent for strong team building.
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flexible workday
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continuous driving required
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Great first job/ experience to the world of work
12 hour days, 4 on 4 off.

Typical day includes laboratory management/ up-keeping. Performing batch release testing for product FluMist nasal influenza vaccine.
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Good work life balance
Cons
12 hour days can be tough
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great company
AstraZeneca provided a positive culture and working environment for all employees. I thoroughly enjoyed my years working with this organization. Very approachable management and team mates.
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Medical Sales Representative
- Good for experienced sales professionals.
- Good work life balance.

- Good compensation and benefits.

- Good medical and social insurance.

- Healthy and open culture
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Great culture and atmosphere. The leadership team is very sophisticated with a true calling for wanting to help patients. Lacks development opportunities.
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Great company to work for.
Great place to work Innovative and progressive Pharmaceutical company. Passionate about science and always put the patient first. Learned superior customer sales and service skills to provide Physicians and pharmacies.
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Too Many Layoffs
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.


Sad to see a once great company fall.
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A Once Great Company
Cons
Constant Layoffs
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Productive and organized
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.
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One of the best place to work
Management is very focused on employees. Company perks, advantages, salary are all top of the line. The stress may be high as some moments but the company has willingness to adapt.
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Great place to work but times are changing
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.
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Development oportunites, Good People, great bennifits and compensation
Cons
Some poor managers
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Open colleagues - good work environment
Supportive and open environment, lots of different experience to learn from. Good as a starting point in the pharma industry. Management is supportive as well, not much room for growth however.
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Great place to work
everyday is different, had multiple managers in my time there, so in that regard constatly being able to change and manage.
Cons
long hours, after hours
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very productive and creative atmosphere
AstraZeneca has totally changed my life since the first moment i was recruited at this company. it's the most ethical company and they always choose the best and most creative reps.
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Great manager and team mates.
I worked with a great manager and team mates throughout my career with Astra Zeneca.
Our work ethic was the same, work hard, play hard. Ottawa West sales numbers proved this to be correct.
Pros
lunches - $10.00/day
Cons
job security uncertain
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Great people to work with
AstraZeneca has great people and an awesome future with respect to the current and future portfolio. An industry leader in Diabetes and Respiratory.
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Great culture, plenty of opportunities for advancement
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.
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Opportunities for advancement
Cons
Reorganizations of business units leading to layoffs
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Environment that fosters growth and development
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.
Pros
Travel opportunities
Cons
No free lunches
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