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AstraZeneca Overview

Cambridge, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1913
Company - Public (AZN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (HKD) 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

  • Every fall, Universum conducts the survey of Sweden's Best Employers, which focuses on employers' internal Employer Brand. In this year's edition of the survey, AstraZeneca is included in the top 50 list of those who are ranked as the best employers by their employees and we have received ranking # 8!

    To read more about the rankings follow this link: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMuoi .

    To apply for our exciting positions, click here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMuoe

  • We're thrilled to not only be a patron sponsor, but also to be exhibiting and having our colleagues attend the conference as delegates.

    There are over 100 speakers and lots of sessions focused on empowerment and the issues that matter most to women. We continue to encourage inclusive conversations where everyone is invited to a seat at the table.

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AstraZeneca – Why Work With Us?


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines.

Our Purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We believe the best way we can achieve our Purpose is to put science at the centre of everything we do. Science defines who we are. It is why we come to work every day and is part of our DNA. But this is only half of the story. We know that we do not have all the answers. We want to share ideas because we believe it results in better medicines. We want the way we work to be inclusive, open and collaborative. This approach runs through all that we do.

We focus on three main therapy areas – Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) and Respiratory – and we are also selectively active in the areas of autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection. To put ourselves in the best position to push the boundaries of science, we seek to leverage our combination of capabilities, which encompass both small molecules and biologics, and include immunotherapies and developing innovative delivery devices that can offer choice to patients. These are reinforced by a strong focus on personalised healthcare capabilities, which aim to match medicines only to those patients who will benefit from them. Our teams also work alongside the world's leading academic and biotech research institutions to stimulate innovation and evaluate emerging technologies such as Modified RNA and CRISPR genome editing.

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

For more information, visit www.astrazeneca.com

Our purpose and values help explain why we exist, what we hope to accomplish, the behaviours we value, how we will achieve our goals, and the promise of our brand to our stakeholders.

We push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Our purpose underpins everything we do. It gives us a reason to come to work every day. It reminds us why we exist as a company. It helps us deliver benefits to patients and create value for shareholders. It also sets the context for our employees’ activities and the roles of our teams, partners and other collaborators.

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.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

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. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world.

This is your chance to get involved in a truly exciting mission. At AstraZeneca, we believe that the best way we can help patients is to push the boundaries of science. We uncover the ways diseases work and then discover new, targeted medicines that can change lives. 

We commit to areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine. So working here means having the freedom to think big and work together to make the impossible a reality. And every single person who works here has a part to play in our mission.

Whatever your role, when you work with us you can be sure that your work has real purpose.

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

Start a career that will help improve life for millions. Take on real responsibility in a supportive, dynamic environment that's fuelled by innovation. Work with brilliant minds to solve important problems. 

There are many career paths and programmes available to you, whatever your level of study, in locations across the globe. Begin channelling your passion with us.

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

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    Pros

    very systematic and humanity company

    Cons

    very high insensitive schedule stressful

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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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