About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca Plc is a global research and development biopharmaceutical company, principally engaged in the research, development and sale of prescription medicines covering gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory and infectious diseases. The company sells products under the brands Atacand, Crestor, Onglyza, Nexium, Entocort, Losec, Merrem/Meronem, Carbocaine, Cytanest, Diprivan and Marcaine/Sensorcaine. AstraZeneca was founded on 6 April 1999 and is headquartered in London, UK.

Financial performance

  • Capitalisation: 137.7 billion
  • Annual turnover: 23.9 billion
  • Revenue: 2.2 billion
  • Assets: 60.7 billion

Company profile

  • Year founded: 1999
  • Head: Pascal Soriot
  • Number of employees: 70600
  • Head office: London, UK

AstraZeneca recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on AstraZeneca Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the AstraZeneca recruiter.

    • In some cases, AstraZeneca hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the AstraZeneca recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete AstraZeneca tests.

    • AstraZeneca uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest AstraZeneca headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • AstraZeneca may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join AstraZeneca.

Useful AstraZeneca links

Visit Website AstraZeneca HomepageVisit AstraZeneca careers website AstraZeneca CareersVisit AstraZeneca graduate careers website AstraZeneca Graduate Careers
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