Amgen Reviews

Updated August 30, 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. solid company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    forward thinking, people are nice

    Cons

    too much change at once


  2. Fair compensation; RIF's and turbulence are challenging

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good products and fair compensation.

    Cons

    RIF's over the years are wearing, creating upheaval and uncertainty throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Besides the regular RIFs, stop the surgical RIFs of one employee here, one employee there, who have to leave the same day they are notified. This creates enormous tension for everyone, going to work each day not knowing whether that day will be their last.


  3. Senior Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, and stock awards.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management creates a very striated culture. Many great people have left due to this.

    Advice to Management

    Promote sharing of ideas regardless of level.


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  5. Great Benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I just started working at Amgen so I can't comment on much yet. The benefits are great, especially vacation and 401(k). The interview process was a bit intense, but everyone was very friendly.

    Cons

    Amgen is a very large corporation with politics and bottom lines.


  6. Pay And Benefits

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Technician in West Greenwich, RI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Technician in West Greenwich, RI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay And Benefits were Excellent very generous time off very low co-pay for doctor visits and prescriptions.Pay scale is higher than any other company in this area. most jobs in this area only pay 10- 12 dollars an hour Amgen pays at least twice that.

    Cons

    Any mistake you make follows you your whole Career and affects your raise bonus and chances at advancement. also all jobs are very high stress you have to be on constant alert to protect your self from making even small mistakes that can turn into a career of constant harassment .

    Advice to Management

    stop focusing on mistakes and focus on what employees are doing right no one makes mistakes because they want to and reminding them about it does not help eliminate future mistakes it just adds to the high stress employees already feel everyday.


  7. Observational Research Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart and nice people to work with

    Cons

    Area lacks of other opportunities


  8. Great Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    great people, great benefits, good salary and I love their cafeterias.

    Cons

    Political. Move up if you are in the right crowd


  9. Good Place to Work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juncos, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juncos, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pipeline, Strong Ethics, Best Products, Consistent Quality, Six Sigma Approach

    Cons

    Amgen relies too much on Temporary Workers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire regular staff. There is a high tendency to hire temporary workers.


  10. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice area to live in

    Cons

    The company is going through too much change and treats the employees like dirt. Layoffs are impending and the atmosphere is bad waiting for the shoe to drop.


  11. Overall great place to intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very nice environment to work in. The people are very smart and helpful. The project I received was well defined and was completely within my stay

    Cons

    Housing is not provided in offer

    Advice to Management

    Include housing in intern offers



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