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. Great People

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well run, professional, and every one was awesome. I loved my time at AWA. Everyone worked hard and did a good job.

    Cons

    The only bad thing about Amgen is that they left Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Senior Manager Operations

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, 2 weeks leave

    Cons

    Not thinking through the long-term strategy; making decisions by the seat of their pants!

    Advice to Management

    Have good long-term decision making process in place which is transparent


  3. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    very hard to go up


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  5. Comfortable job, declining raises

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Architect in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Architect in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging projects
    Great colleagues
    Decent management
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Declining raises and bonuses
    Few opportunities for promotion
    Frequent reductions in force


  6. medical director

    Current Employee - Medical Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Director in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay and bonus

    Cons

    slow decision making persists today


  7. Principal Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Amgen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits
    Strong pipeline
    World class process development organization

    Cons

    High level of organizational change now (2015)


  8. Scheduleler

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Scheduling, Capital Projects Project Manager in Henderson, CO
    Current Employee - Project Scheduling, Capital Projects Project Manager in Henderson, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic environment for learning and challenging once self. Need to take the initiative to get noticed.

    Cons

    No long term security, although who should expect such things today.


  9. Working for Amgen in a business function

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amgen is a great company that has many benefits that encourage you to lead a healthy life. They do promote from within and have great career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on your position, the workload can be very very heavy. It is up to you to prioritize and ensure you can delegate and take vacation.

    Advice to Management

    When there are non-performers or problem people, recognize that and let them go quicker. I think we are too lenient.


  10. Excellent experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to do what I love at a competitive salary.

    Cons

    Most jobs for newcomers are as temporary workers or contractors. No benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some incentive to contingency workers, which is a large part of your workforce.


  11. About Amgen

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits with bonus and stock. People are friendly. Lots of on campus amenities - gym, dry cleaner, car wash.

    Cons

    Salary is hard to match when you leave. Too many changes to frequently. Won't let something go for a while to see if it is working or not. Trying to do too much with too few. A contractor does think about the organization the same way a full time employee does.



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