- Équilibre travail/vie privée
- Culture et valeurs
- Opportunités de carrière
- Rémunération et avantages
La note de Gaithersburg est 3,2% plus basse que la moyenne selon les employés
Je travaille chez AstraZeneca à plein temps (Pendant plus de 5 ans)
This is the 5th company I have worked for, I can honestly say that AZ is my favorite. The reason is simple - the company treats people first, both patients and also employees, and it shows in the culture.
They do their best to help employees understand the life-changing medicines/impact that is made on patients, which helps make work more meaningful. The benefits here are also superb - besides good basic things like insurance, 401K and stuff, there are also a lot of on site perks that people can use (like fitness center, massage therapist, cafe, daycare center etc etc - not all free though.)
One thing that AZ stands out most, among other pharmas that I've worked for: Although the Pharma industry is hitting some roadblocks, and every similar company has to make tough decisions, AZ's leadership teams make these decisions as "humanely" as possible, which I respect. Unlike all other companies that I've worked for, which essentially just treats employees like $ against the bottom line - that is not the case at AZ). But this caring/humane culture is trickled throughout the company - I can genuinely say that 99% of the people I work with are nice people (collaborative, and willing to go out of their way to help) - which says a lot about the culture and is VERY rare.
Finally to those of you considering a career at AZ, I would recommend this company. Besides the reasons I mentioned above, AZ has many internal opportunities and they encourage people to develop their career and explore opportunities internally to fulfill their goals. So if you are looking to grow and build a career, AZ is a good place to do so.
For the reasons mentioned in the Pros - also becomes part of the Cons. Because the company is great, a lot of people here are "lifers" - they have been here for decade(s). Although this can be good since there is knowledge/nice culture retained, I can't help but feel that there is an overall resistance to change. Also because the company is so large/established and with so many processes defined, the company itself is also difficult to change (not nimble).
There is also a fair amount of politics going on at the management level (and many "Yes-mans"). Unfortunately that seems to be everywhere, I would not say this place is the worse, but it is not the best in that regards. It does cause some subtle tension between some functions.
The company definitely has much to improve in terms of innovation - as much as we'd like to think we're "pioneers", we are making progress but not there yet .
Not perfect, but still one of the best I've been at.
Conseils à la direction
Managers - beware of the "yes-mans", and value the thoughts which challenge the norm/ideals - that could be the opportunity for growth and positive change.
Also suggest managers to not just be full time managers - should spend some time (e.g a day/quarter ) to get back into the weeds of the day to day work. This will help you stay in touch.
J'ai postulé via une recommandation d'un employé. Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé une entrevue à AstraZeneca (Gaithersburg, MD (États-Unis)) en juillet 2015.
Had a shedule for one interview with the HR manager. As we were having the interview, she offered me to meet one of the team leaders of one of the marketing groups. So and went through 6 interviews with the tam leader and several other members of the team which lasted approximately 6 hours in total. in one day.
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