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AstraZeneca Overview

Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1913
Company - Public (AZN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (NZD) per year
AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Congratulations to our CEO, Pascal Soriot, for being named a 2019 Glassdoor Top CEO in the #UK. Thanks to our team for sharing your feedback and making this possible! We pride ourselves on continually working to offer our colleagues a #greatplacetowork - join our team today: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFeu #LifeatAZ

  • This month, 3 of our #Cambridge employees, nicknamed 'The Brompton Boys', took part in the annual London to Cambridge Bike Ride, cycling 60 miles for our Charity of the Year, Cam Sight. They completed it in 4 hours and 19 minutes. Well done! #LifeatAZ #cycling #proud

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AstraZeneca – Why Work For Us?


We are AstraZeneca, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and connected BioPharmaceutical companies. With a strong purpose, an even stronger bond between each of our people and a science-led, patient-first attitude, we’re changing the future of medicine and the impact it can have on lives across the globe. Are you ready for a challenge?

We are more than 65,000 people in over 100 countries. Our aim is simple: to positively impact lives, together. Using the power of science and innovation, our people improve the impact medicine has on patients. Together, we explore the limitless world of science through our impressive product pipeline and we take our understanding of many therapeutic areas to a whole new level by seeking new treatments.

We’re a rare breed: a full-service BioPharmaceutical company that uses technology at every stage – from pipeline to production. Working throughout the medicine life cycle, we work across everything from drug discovery right through to drug delivery. This dedication to the entire process helps us ensure our patients receive the right medicine that improves their lives and makes way for a better future.

For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com

We’re scientists, collaborators, managers, leaders, analysts, doctors, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, doers, drivers, activists, creators and futurists. We’re 65,000 minds across more than 100 countries and 6 continents. We’re a team of people who all share, and are motivated by, the same purpose.

From biological scientists to marketing and financial experts, coming up with the right solutions for the right challenges to drive the next wave of science is a true cross-functional team effort. With five values to guide us, our unique perspectives and ideas always stay true to the goals we have set ourselves.

Our people follow these values because they believe in what they stand for:

  • We follow the science
  • We put patients first
  • We play to win
  • We do the right thing
  • We are entrepreneurial

Our values determine how we work together and the behaviours that are integral to our drive for success. Our values guide our decision making, define our beliefs and foster a strong AstraZeneca culture.

We’re proud to be one of the largest manufacturers of pharmaceuticals in Australia & New Zealand, key partners for leadership and technical capability within the Asia Pacific operations network, and the global sole supplier to China of a primary respiratory product used in the treatment of asthma. Our wholehearted commitment to the research, development, manufacture and supply of medicines makes a real difference to the lives of patients all over the world.

There are over 1,070 of us in co-located manufacturing and commercial sites in North Ryde, Sydney and sales teams working remotely right across Australia and New Zealand. By collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions, and partnering with like-minded, science-led companies, we strengthen and build our capabilities everyday. This is your chance to grow your capabilities too. 

Click to find out more https://careers.astrazeneca.com

Start a career that will help improve the lives of millions of people. Take on real responsibility in a supportive and truly innovative environment. Join a group of brilliant minds to solve problems that impact people on a global scale.

There are many career paths and programmes available to you, whatever your level of study, in locations across the globe. Bring your passion to an organisation that will appreciate it and will be dedicated to your development.

To find out more visit https://careers.astrazeneca.com/students

Working here means being entrepreneurial, seeing the bigger picture and working together to make the impossible a reality. We share a strong and meaningingful purpose: to help patients globally. That’s why we give you everything you need to help you grow personally and professionally.

Join us and you’ll find employee engagement and development are a top priority. We nurture an innovative and collaborative culture and celebrate our diversity – the many skills, perspectives and ideas that help us deliver for patients. We need great people who share our love of science and can help us in our mission to create medicines that transform patients' lives and benefit society.

We’re committed to making a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians and New Zealanders in ways that go beyond medicine:

As part of our commitment to our Young Health Programme we are proud to partner with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation on the Secondary Years Kitchen Garden Project. 

AstraZeneca Reviews

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    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pipeline, benefits, holidays, vacation time

    Cons

    big pharma, needs more focus on specialty products

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AstraZeneca Photos

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AstraZeneca Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in November 2011.

    Interview

    An out-sourced employment coordinator contacted me to schedule an interview. After meeting with him, the next phase of the process was a panel interview where four managers interviewed me. Two of the managers asked behavioral questions, based on past experiences. The other two managers appeared to be inexperienced at interviewing and had no follow-up questions. The managers appeared to disagree as to the next steps, the qualifications of the individuals they were searching for, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you didn't have the information necessary to do your job. How did you go about getting it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    If you have similar experience, ask about additional vacation policy; inquire about hiring bonus. Otherwise, nothing unusual.

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AstraZeneca Awards & Accolades

  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • The UK's 50 Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2014
  • Great Place to Work Certified in India, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
  • BOC Brilliance Award for Recruitment and Rentention, BOC Brilliance Awards, 2018
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