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AstraZeneca in Germany

We employ over 700 people in packing and distribution, commercial and technical functions in Germany – we’ve had a presence in the country since 1978.We pride ourselves on being a fun place to work, with plenty of team spirit and high levels of commercial success. 

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AstraZeneca is all in on science. We’re building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what bio-pharmaceutical company can be. We work with the urgency of a start-up and the precision of a global leader in medicine. At AstraZeneca, we have a great working environment that’s full of world-class talent and opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Our skills and resources are focused on the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges.

Our facilities

Wedel, Hamburg

Wedel, Hamburg

We have been packing and distributing at our site in Wedel, near Hamburg, since 1978, and the sire continues to grow steadily. We employ over 200 people and every year about 40 million units leave our ultra-modern packaging lines to be shipped to customers in more than 20 European countries. The site is also home to over 500 other experts focusing on commercial and technical roles. 

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What we offer

Development, benefits and rewards

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies – somewhere you can make a positive impact. Our work is genuinely worthwhile. We blaze new scientific trails and create medicines that make a real difference to patients around the world. We want you to contribute your full potential to our goal, so we have created a truly progressive working environment, as well as a development and reward system designed to help you reach your very best.

Your development at AstraZeneca

Whether you are driven by deeper studies in a certain field or wish to broaden your competency in several different areas, we encourage self-improvement through a challenging working and learning environment.

Work-life balance

Our culture is based on high performance, where every person adds value for customers and shareholders and understands the link between their contribution and our business’ success. We appreciate the importance of recognising individual needs and supporting work-life balance.

Benefits and rewards

New reward and benefits schemes are constantly devised to meet changing needs around individual choice and flexibility. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Defined Contribution Plan (PKWD), long service award, life insurance, work-life/time-value account, bonuses, childcare facilities, company doctor, canteen, free fruit, onsite gym and more. We also offer flexible working hours, one home-office day per week, and additional days off (AZV-Tag).


We value the contribution of healthy and fit employees. So you’ll find a range of health and well-being initiatives, including a fitness studio, sports events, Health Days and subsidised gym membership.

Social responsibility

We take our social responsibility very seriously - globally and locally. In Germany in 2015, AstraZeneca funded 12 patient organizations and support groups to a total of 69,722 Euro. In the same year, we supported 12 charities with a total of 85,245 Euro.

The way we do things

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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.

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