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How AstraZeneca is offering a career not a job

AstraZeneca was certified as a Best Place to Work in Lebanon. AstraZeneca was among a few pharma organizations that achieved the certification in Lebanon. Learn How AstraZeneca is offering a career not a job


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

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AstraZeneca in Lebanon, a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, received outstanding scores across several aspects of their workplace such as benefits, leadership, satisfaction and opportunities, CSR, culture, personal growth resulting in its recognition as the employer of choice in Lebanon for the last couple of years. 

They are committed to unlocking the potential in every one of the employees. That’s why they continually invest in new ways for the people to use their natural curiosity and learn through everyday development experiences, empowering all to uncover new ideas and thrive in a fast-changing world.

About the organization

AstraZeneca is a company that values Science, Patients and People meeting patients’ needs; They follow the science bringing all the innovative science possible scaling up the practice of the partners. They put patients first making the maximum difference in patients’ lives through the innovative medicines. They play to win; they collaborate, coach and transfer learnings & best practices.

They do the right thing; they are disciplined and focused on outstanding execution. They are entrepreneurial taking smart risks for faster and better decision making.

Well Done amazing AZ Lebanon Team! You continue to prove that you can make the best out of any circumstances, through living AZ Values and being the core of such a healthy and awesome Culture; a Culture that sets us apart from all pharma companies in Lebanon, which drives us to stay in this market to achieve the greatest outcome to our country and patients.

Agnar Aboujaoude
Agnar Aboujaoude

Commercial Manager Lebanon

About the corporate culture

The company is guided in its work by a strong set of values that enable the people to do their business in a right way. The company hires people who share the passion for science and believe that everyday can make a difference. The company seeks the best talents and develop winning teams. They encourage the people to take and adopt calculated smart risks and learn from both success and failure. And most importantly, they value the corporate social responsibility as part of the sustainability strategy and are committed to serving the communities in which they live in. Moreover, they foster a collaborative engaging culture to make people feel comfortable in their second homes, while ensuring the right balance between their corporate and business lives.

Continuing learning opportunities

The people are offered a career not only a job through the company learning & development culture and career progression opportunities. The company created a future for the employees through having a clear career path and development plan tailored to each individual’s needs and enrolling them in several developmental programs that would help build talents and create future successors.

Some initiatives adopted by your organization during the Covid 19 pandemic

The past year was exceptional across all aspects as the situation around the world with regards to COVID-19 has been evolving. But despite the challenges, the company was able to make good progress on the business agenda with several improvement initiatives.

The company has adopted a “Work from Home” culture where our employees are trusted to deliver on both their business and personal responsibilities and most importantly treasure the health and safety of our people.

The company stopped all travel plans, replacing physical with virtual meetings and utilizing technology through the digital platforms.

Following the value of putting patients first and the social responsibility towards patients, AZ has donated a fully equipped ambulance to the Lebanese Red Cross. In addition, they have supported the different governments and MOHs across Near East & Maghreb during the pandemic by the donation of N95 face masks.

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