Amgen
3.5 of 5 530 reviews
www.amgen.com Thousand Oaks, CA 5000+ Employees

Amgen Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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69% Approve of the CEO

Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway

Robert A. Bradway

(147 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work/Life balance competitive salaries and challenging work"
    in 52 reviews
  • "Amgen offers great benefits across the board"
    in 64 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance suffers due to continual firefighting"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Decision making at senior level at senior level suspect"
    in 19 reviews
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Great Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amgen full-time for less than a year

ProsIt was a great company to work at an everyone is willing to step up an explain certain things to you so you have a better understanding. It is also very family oriented. It was an experience that I will never forget. Thank you to the Amgen family.

ConsThere are to many people involved in the decision making process and stepping on others.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a step back an look at the entire decision your making an who it is going to hurt an not hurt. Learn to put others ahead of your own. Forcing your employees to go somewhere else to work or losing there jobs is wrong.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tough Scene These Days

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits and pay and vacation time

ConsVery tough place to work right now.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust those below you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not considering the employees

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Juncos, PR

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than a year

ProsThe individual contrinutors are excellent, top of the top. Great teamwork between them.

ConsThere is no work/life balance and no career development towards their employees

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement have to be more leaders than bosses.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be the best...

Bio-pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people. Great medicines to help people.

ConsNew upper management. Amgen is going down the path of layoffs every 18 months. Employees last. Profit first.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was an experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amgen full-time

ProsGreat pay, bonuses and benefits.

ConsNo upward mobility; leadership cares more about $ than "patients 1st."

Advice to Senior ManagementDo you really think that converting 40% of your FTEs is going to work out for the company? Contract employees have no loyalty to a company knowing they could be let go at any time. Why would you use contractors to produce your drugs? Oh, because it's cheaper for you, proving that you do not care about "patients 1st."

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good experience

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than a year

ProsWork-life balance, good office, good team, good labs, good management, friendly coworkers, good benefits

ConsMany temps, nothing to say, no more to say, hope to work here with long term base

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease headcounts

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Excellent!!

Senior Manager Mfg (Current Employee)
Juncos, PR

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 8 years

ProsA lot of learning and development opportunities, highly committed people

ConsToo many people in Corporate but the sites does not receive support or at least not the expected support!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to build a career.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 8 years

Prosgood people, good experience, professional place to work. Amgen's known for their generous bonuses and European-style paid time off, matching 401k, and awesome gym.

Consthe benefits make it hard to leave. they're known as the "golden handcuffs." thousand oaks is a miserable town to live in, unless you are ready to have your white picket fence and 2.5 kids. then it's a great town to live in.

Advice to Senior Managementas we grow, we must expand our resources. if resources are constrained, so will growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Strict compliance, but well structured and challenging.

Associate Quality Control Analyst (Current Employee)
Longmont, CO

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than a year

ProsBeautiful, clean, up-to-date laboratories and analytical equipment. I've always had the supplies and reagents necessary to perform my work.

ConsFrequent staff reorganizations can break up teams and leave you in a position you never requested.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your employees' emotional well-being rather than on spreadsheets and emails.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Really a great company to work with!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amgen

ProsAmazing products and great future pipeline

Conslots of recent "displaced reps"... long term employment looks grim.

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