Happiness score is 72 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Pascal Soriot
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than £7B (GBP)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
  • Headquarters
    Cambridge, UK
  • Link
    AstraZeneca website
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Industrial Placement Student in Cambridge
on 6 June 2022
Great and welcoming place to work
I did my placement during the pandemic, and so obviously this did have an impact. This being said though, it was a very friendly environment and the people were all lovely. Hard work but worth it.
QC Microbiologist. in Speke
on 16 July 2022
Opportunities to progress available if your face fits
Overall not a bad company to work for, however some managers do have their favourites and they're the ones who invariably progress, which can be unfair and a source of frustration, particularly when you're the person who is undertaking additional work, showing greater flexibility etc. The company flies the flag for promoting good mental health and wellbeing, and some (not all I hasten to add) managers do actually show genuine concern and support. The vast majority of people who work for the company at this site are friendly, helpful and happy to offer help and support if needed, but there are a few (some unfortunately in management), who are out for themselves and aren't afraid to trample on people to further their own career, but I suppose the same can be said for most workplaces.
Research Scientist in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
on 15 June 2022
Ok for starters
Good company to start out at and learn a lot.Much less good for later career progression. Management is not great, generally consisting of people who have been there a long time (and won't shift). There is a mix of really good dedicated scientists, 9-to-5ers, and those who think being loud and opinionated justifies their position. Culture is a mix of collaborative groups and less collaborative - there is a competitive element that can be decidedly unpleasant. Pay, bonuses, and benefits are good, although pension options have eroded in recent years.
Industrial Placement Student in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
on 1 May 2022
Productive, efficient
Typical day involves working in the lab and going to many meetings! People are always happy to help and collaborate on something. Lots of opportunities for reviewing your performance and giving feedback
Manager in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
on 7 March 2022
Global so lots of out of hours working
Tough environment. Rewarding but political. Some good people but very competitive which restricts collaboration. Lots of talented people left while I was there.

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