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Excellent company. Good opportunities and varied roles. Good training and culture. Good salary opportunities and excellent bonus scheme ans reward packages
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Working at this company has been a disheartening experience. The management lacks communication, leaving employees feeling undervalued and directionless. The workload is unreasonably high, leading to burnout, and the workplace culture is toxic, with little support for professional growth. Overall, it's a challenging environment that falls short in fostering a positive and productive work atmosphere.
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Toxic culture, high staff turnover

Fast growing company at the expense of culture and treating colleagues with decency. Such a shame. Good compensation but that is because they can’t recruit due to their reputation.
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Decent place to work but could be better

Decent pay and benefits. Great values and productHigh workload and work life balance can be challenging . Excessive amounts of planning , huge complex structure means a significant number of people required to work through issues .
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Dont do a post-doc here

Post-Doc programme is very poor with little support from senior leaders. Your project is viewed as the lowest priority and you will struggle to get support from colleagues to complete anything.
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Insights into AstraZeneca

Based on 54 survey responses
What people like
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Fair pay for job

All depends which department you work for. Some very good some very bad.

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexible working. Site location and well being. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Bullying management structure run by a small group of the old boys network. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?To lax and bullying culture. Unprofessional management and too many of them. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Stressful and not enjoyable in a bullying culture.
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Amazing workplace with great development opportunities

I joined as a placement student. I have worked on the cutting edge projects from the start. I have learned a lot. My manager was very supportive and encouraging. I had a great and supportive team as well. I had a great time and would recommend to any career starter!
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Engineering Astrazeneca

This site has been ripped apart by outsourcing and is on the edge of failure no planned maintenance is done and all the equipment is in failure mode. The whole engineering has been outsourced and not at all manged anymore by Astrazeneca they dont care




you could never fix it
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Great company to work for

Friendly people and overall positive culture. Decent compensation package. Plenty of opportunities to move around internally although limited assistant roles in London
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Toxic and awful place to work

There is a great deal of favoritism and bureaucracy. People don't get credit for their work and there is a long chain of managers which is practically redundant.
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Great place to work

A Great place to work with like minded people and a great mission. Office is great and in a great location and there’s good flexibility with working from home options.
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not very good

there are workers and there are shirkers agency mangement were brilliant cant say that for one or two of the astra zenecca mangement team. on the whole good team to work for its the agencys again that ruin the work experience and the agency did make a hash of a lot of things.




long hrs no job and finish a joke
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Toxic workplace

If you want the worst experience of a working culture then accept a job at Astrazeneca. Poor leadership leading to incompetence in new hires as unfortunately the reputation is now so poor. They pay well but at a cost to your mental health.


good salary


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Not fun and not loyalty

Back stabbers with no loyalty The culture is no one willStick up for you when the proverbial hits the fanLong hours, team around is decent but night management is awful
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Back Stabbers

If you like working with Rats , Snakes , Weasels and Grassers, this is a must for you. Some so called " work mates " cant wait to snitch they love it.




All of it.
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I'd look somewhere else...

It's a very big location with a colourful scenery, but behind the doors, it's more black & white. The environment is dreadfully volatile where you'll be dealing a variety of "tough customers", which are basically people who are out of touch with reality with a high sense of self-worth and the hobby of using your (and everyone else's) inadequacies to make themselves feel superior, while clinging onto authority.I'm surrounded by a decent team and I'm sure you will as well, but keep in mind; when things go wrong (even at the slightest), there will be a lot of finger-pointing and animosity, but this is because every type of management don't give an ounce of support to staff members as if all this talk about health (mental, physical & safety) are illusions.Other than that, the salary here is very satisfying, not to mention the overtime pay is just out of the world.I'd like working here, but gradually, it's becoming very far from a mature and professional workplace. So if you want something more out of this facility than just excellent money, I wouldn't recommend it for you.


Salary, colleagues


Management, frustration, lack of morality
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Great company not the best manager

It is a great place really lovely environment and benefits. However pay is not the best in my department and development in the team is slower than expected.
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Good pay but no work life balance

Very good pay. But they’re removing work from home flexibility. Depending on managers some are very strict and always want you on site even when you don’t have lab work! It’s good job for putting on your CV but bad for long term when you care about mental health and need days to work from home !
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Nothing spectacular

They have forced everyone go back to the office and not flexy anymore even if they don't have qualified specialists in local area, it's the biggest disappointment. Top management have their own interest and they don't really care about "average" workers. If someone left your department - be prepared to work extra for a couple of months because hiring a new person takes ages! Nothing spectacular at AZ as they try to present themselves.


salary; co-workers


management; no flexibility; difficult to grow as a specialist; stressful work; hiring takes ages
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Senior Leaders not brilliant and lack of WFH flexibility

Some Senior Leadership not living behaviours and values and can appear to belittle more junior members of staff.Forcing return to office and losing flexibility.Good development opportunities and plenty of jobs to rotate through to gain exposure and experience.


development, patient-focussed


long hours, senior leadership, lack of WFH flexibility
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Avoid AZ at all cost if you are a contingency worker

Typical day of work is always overloaded with excessive work to do, gathered a lot of experience working cross functionally in a global team, management is so poor as managers do mice manage a alot and work place culture is also great, the hardest part of the job is demand to work early morning as 6am and working late as 10pm without been paid for it, also you traveling for business purpose without been re-imbursed for it however AZ pay is extremely bad even when some new micro ltd company who are just starting up will pay much more and no good work life balance plus zero flexibility, most managers do not have the experience and they do not know what they doing and all they do is to push all their task to you as the contract staff with bad pay.


Work Culture, Good Work Environment & Some Good People


bad pay, working outside normal work hours, they could worsen up your mental health with bad managers micro managing always keeping tabs on you
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Based on 2,385 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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