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Astra Zeneca AG

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals - Pharmaceuticals
Established in

We introduce ourselves

Our core business is the development and marketing of medicines. Currently, over 230,000 people are under treatment with an AstraZeneca medicinal product in Switzerland. By 2026, we anticipate that over 35 new therapies will receive authorization. We constantly endeavor to do our part to make the Swiss healthcare system more sustainable, robust and ready to meet the challenges of the future. With this goal in mind, we are working - far beyond the scope of our core business - with various stakeholders.
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When you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome.

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work.

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

I feel I make a difference here.

What defines us

We are more than 65,000 people in over 100 countries. Our aim is simple: to positively impact lives, together. Using the power of science and innovation, our people improve the impact medicine has on patients.    

Our opportunities cover many disciplines. Here, you can explore the full potential of science while building a career that means more to you and our patients.

From biological scientists to marketing and financial experts, coming up with the right solutions for the right challenges to drive the next wave of science is a true cross-functional team effort. With five values to guide us, our unique perspectives and ideas always stay true to the goals we have set ourselves. 


Our people follow these values because they believe in what they stand for: 

We follow the science 

We put patients first 

We play to win 

We do the right thing 

We are entrepreneurial


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What inspires us

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. 

We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

What sets us apart? 

The company’s respect for employees, a work culture aligned with employee values and a company that is socially responsible as the top three driving characteristics.

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Executive management comment

"We are convinced that a trust-based workplace culture makes the decisive difference to a company's success. That's why we do everything we can to create an environment where our employees feel valued and empowered. We are proud that the certification confirms our success and that our employees consider AstraZeneca Switzerland to be a great place to work."

Katrien De Vos
Country President AstraZeneca Switzerland
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Career and jobs

Application tips

We are AstraZeneca, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and connected BioPharmaceutical companies. With a strong purpose, an even stronger bond between each of our people and a science-led, patient-first attitude, we’re changing the future of medicine and the impact it can have on lives across the globe. Are you ready for a challenge?

Our ideal candidate is seeking to breaking new ground in science. This requires our ideal candidate is seeking to breaking new ground in science. This requires passionate and committed teams.  

Whether the candidate is a scientist, a subject expert or a professional, when he/she joins AstraZeneca, he/she will help us to develop life-changing medicines that will make a difference to millions of lives. It doesn’t matter in which capacity we serve – everyone at AstraZeneca is dedicated to innovation, discovery, honesty, education and improving patient health. 

Our company values also play an important role in our recruitment process. We conduct behavioural based interviews and review each candidate against the same criteria. 

Our AZ values are: 

- We follow the science

- We put patients first

- We are entrepreneurial

- We play to win

- We do the right thing

Our great workplace

We’re curious about science and the advancement of knowledge. We find creative ways to approach new challenges. We’re driven to make the right choices and be accountable for our actions.  

As an organisation centred around what makes us human, we put a big focus on people. Across our business, we want colleagues to wake up excited about their day at the office, in the field, or in the lab. Along with our purpose to bring life-changing medicines to people across the globe, we have a promise to you: to help you realise the full breadth of your potential. Here, you’ll do work that has the potential to change your life and improve countless others. And, together with your team, you’ll shape a culture that unites and inspires us every day. This is your life at AstraZeneca.

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