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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"The downside in AZ Biologics Operations is that there aren't a lot of women in this division, and the ones that are there are typically relegated to Project Management roles. The upside is that these women have formed a tight knit, supportive group to help each other out. I've never had a peer group of women that looked out for one another so fiercely. We didn't hold back but everything we shared and all the candid feedback was given in a caring environment meant to improve one another and bolster our presence in the group."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing AstraZeneca can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Operations Site Lead For External Manufacturing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I worked a partial remote work schedule for 5+ yrs, primarily due to my commute, which was 60 miles one way and often took 1.5-2 hrs to drive. I was able to work 3 days a week in the office, working 7-8 hrs and then 2 days a week from home, working 9-10 hrs. I felt like an effective team member and team lead the entire time. Ultimately, however, new management wanted to everyone in the office 5 days per week, regardless of their proven track record working partial remote schedules. This is what caused me to leave AZ. With a husband who also has a long commute and a 3 yr old son, our family couldn't sustain my doing the long commute and 8-9 hr days in the office 5 days per week. While AZ touts their flex hours and remote work programs, they leave it to the manager's discretion to approve/deny a worker's request to participate. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
"I had my baby 3 yrs ago, and I think policies have changed since then but... it was AMAZING. I received 4 wks fully paid parental leave (both moms and dads get this) and 8 wks paid short term 'disability' as I had a c-section. My paychecks during mat leave were EXACTLY THE SAME as when I was working. I accrued leave the same as if I'd been there those 3 mths. And although I worked for a man and in a group with only 2 peers, both of whom were men, I can't imagine having a better support group. Each of those men were dedicated dads. The excitement on all their faces when I told them I was expecting and the support they gave me during pregnancy, leave and after my return as a sleep-deprived new mom was the best anyone could hope for. Most of my male co-workers all across the hierarchy were dads and were committed family men. I wouldn't say that AZ necessarily fosters an environment where family men want to work (although the flex time and remote work options help), but throughout the organization I saw many family men who were committed to both their corporate and dad jobs."
Would you recommend AstraZeneca to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"very old school and women don't support each other in upper management. Old pharma mindset"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing AstraZeneca can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"depends on your manager"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AstraZeneca to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Great benefits. Tends to be on the leading edge with family-related benefits."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing AstraZeneca can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Quality Specialist, Operations
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AstraZeneca to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Flexible working and working from home are encouraged and very common "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing AstraZeneca can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Manager, Finance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AstraZeneca to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"I'm fairly new to the company, but what I've observed so far is a signficant emphasis on work/life balance, and on improving the percentage of female senior leaders. There are many working parents who seem to be well-respected, and I haven't felt judged when I've had to run out the door to pick up a sick kid, take a half day for the daycare Christmas party, etc. I wasn't working here when I had my kids, but I understand that the maternity leave policy is generous (including 2 weeks off before due date)."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AstraZeneca to other women?
"Yes"

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