Amgen Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
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Pros
  • Work life balance is what you make it (in 82 reviews)

  • Amgen offers great benefits across the board (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance suffers due to continual firefighting (in 25 reviews)

  • Decision making is delayed due to the Risk averse culture (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Positive learning experience and advancement opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amgen rate very high for benefits, compensation, and work life balance. Very team based and excellant safety culture.

    Cons

    Amgen has changed its business practices which include the closure of some sites. The Colorado site will be shutdown by late 2015 or early 2016.


  2. Principal Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits Strong pipeline World class process development organization

    Cons

    High level of organizational change now (2015)


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good compensation, little development opportunity

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays well and great benefits. 401K and vacation are generous.

    Cons

    Confusing place to work. Overly demanding on the competent folks, leaving the incompetent to do very little. Little to no opportunity for promotion, particularly when widely known, far-below-average staff are consistently promoted based on age, race and gender to fulfill quotas.


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  5. Amgen an awesome place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - N/A in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Inspite of announcement to close Colorado offices, still an awesome place to work.

    Cons

    Announcement to close Colorado offices.


  6. A very good place to work, as long as your site is favored by upper management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good salaries and benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    Company does not want to have manufacturing in the United States.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider decisions to continue to offshore more and more of your production.


  7. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amgen has fantastic people, uses innovative technologies, is constantly trying to improve, and has a strong ethical base from which it helps as many patients as possible. I have nothing bad to say about the company.

    Cons

    Challenging environment - very busy

    Advice to Management

    Remember your staff that helped get yo9u where you are today - do not become obsessed with the bottom line


  8. Amgen

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good. The pay is very good as well. The front line management is hit or miss.

    Cons

    The Amgen Values are heavily emphasized, however, senior management seems have a do as I say not as I do approach.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Used to be incredibly enriching and challenging...now it is just a bottom-line, corporate giant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly intelligent workforce, ability to make a difference to others by delivering important medicines, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of career development, and poor decision making ability of management

    Advice to Management

    Learn to make timely decisions, and execute upon those decisions. Being risk-adverse is not always the 'right' choice


  10. I learned a lot but felt that the job pool in the US is relatively stagnant (at least from the bottom up approach).

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Associate II in Boulder, CO
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Associate II in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - I learned a lot - I worked with some great people - Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    - Not enough oversight on corporate initiatives - Moving production facilities overseas cuts down on available jobs in the US

    Advice to Management

    New initiatives for increased efficiency are definitely good but they need to fit together better (i.e. one access portal for all efficiency programs and shared metrics).


  11. Great Benefits, great culture, limited opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, culture. They have a very laid back culture where as long as you got your job done, everything was great. Lots of people riding their bikes into work.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth, at least in CO as they have been ramping down production there for the last number of years. 24/7 facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure not to lose sight of your employees development.



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