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Your Development

People are the key to our success at AstraZeneca. We create an environment where you can reach your full potential.

At AstraZeneca, we believe that when we can be our best selves at work, we create a high-performing team where together, we successfully deliver life-changing medicines to patients. Our strong culture of appreciation, recognition and collaboration underpins how we achieve this. It's something we're very proud of.

What does that look like in practice? It's an environment where we all receive ongoing, forward looking feedback, come to work with a growth mindset and where our reward reflects performance outcome and potential.

Hear from some of our colleagues about their experiences of the environment we create at AstraZeneca.

We create rewarding experiences for our people that inspire growth. How we do that is through a forward-thinking approach towards performance and recognition, coaching and feedback, as well as collaboration. 

Performance and recognition

We support teams to perform at their best with a focus on continuous growth. This is backed by a strong culture of recognition where we make sure that you feel valued and are rewarded for the difference you make.

Our global recognition programme, which is underpinned by our Values and behaviours, rewards you not only based on what you achieve, but also the way you achieve your goals. We use an open platform where you can recognise colleagues 'in the moment', anywhere in our organisation. That's part of being a global team of 70,000 people.

We're not shy about saying 'well done'. In a 3 month period we've shared 50,000 recognition awards across 74 countries and more than 35,000 congratulations. Your contribution is continuously valued, recognised and shared.

Coaching and feedback

Our approach to performance development is about looking forward, not back. That's why we believe that you should 'feedforward', rather than feedback.

With a forward-thinking approach, we focus more on sharing perspectives on what we can do to build on your strengths and how we can develop you in the future.

Our success is built on this entrepreneurial culture and growth mindset. Using a coaching model designed to be iterative, frequent and focused on the future, we cultivate an environment of continuous development and improvement.

Our teams enjoy a strong culture of feeding forward. We know this because they told us. We found that 86% of our employees said their manager speaks to them regularly on ways to improve their performance (compared to an industry average of 79%), and 86% have had at least one development discussion with their line manager during the year.

We want you to thrive in your role which is why we are committed to a coaching model that sets you up for success throughout your journey with us.   

Enterprise collaboration

With more than 70,000 employees across over 100 countries, collaboration is a way of life at AstraZeneca. It takes us all working together effectively to ensure that we deliver life-changing medicines to patients. Beyond that, our agile and inclusive way of working broadens people's horizons with varied and exciting opportunities. That's part of how we drive your growth.

We encourage open dialogue and knowledge sharing between our business areas across the globe using Workplace, Facebook's digital enterprise platform. From social events, to company announcements, to celebrating our people - you're part of a global, inclusive community. With over 75,000 comments every month, there's plenty of conversation to get involved in.

We also use the platform to crowdsource fresh thinking, leveraging the incredible diversity of thought from our teams. Our success depends on continued innovation and this can only happen if new ideas are considered, debated and pursued. 

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I'm proud of how we encourage and enable our employees to be the best versions of themselves which happens when they are valued and rewarded for differences they bring and make. Setting people up for success is how we better deliver life-changing medicines to patients.

– Rebekah Martin, Senior Vice President Reward and Inclusion 

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.