Amgen Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
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Pros
  • With many tight deadlines, work life balance is available but not easily obtainable (in 82 reviews)

  • It has great benefits in their retirement plan and then have a great matching 401K plan (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be out of sorts when project deadlines loom but that's not unusual (in 25 reviews)

  • Culture does not promote decision-making at lower management levels (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Amgen Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot from this company. Many talented people. Great Experience. Benefits were very good.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is difficult because dedicated people there give 200% and that is expected, especially in some groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people to feel that work life balance is truly ok.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Pays competitively but high stress, no benefits for contractors.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Pays competitively, beautiful campus, generally good team efforts.

    Cons

    Unstable due to layoffs; tends to hire contractors, not full-time staff. Too much work for too few bodies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut unnecessary spending/waste rather than staff, for improved morale (eg, not business flights, not throwing away business supplies that others need, etc.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Good, professional working environment

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    Former Employee - Specialist IS Business Systems Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist IS Business Systems Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen

    Pros

    A great company with industry leading practices

    Cons

    Information may be compartmentalized and not shared readily

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. A great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Company is downsizing causing layoffs

  6. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Great Campus
    Friendly atmospshere
    Nice office culture

    Cons

    Hard to become full-time as the IT staff is a lot of Contract work. 3 -6 months at a time

    Recommends
  7. Excellent employer, smart and hardworking teams

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Pay, advancement, learning, helping patients, science-based

    Cons

    Fast paced, sometimes less staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Sr. Associate

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    good benefits and time off, laid back culture, top of the line experience and coworkers

    Cons

    big company, repetitive or useless tasks at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be truly innovative focus on new technologies and not the shareholders

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Going through a tremendous amount of change. Good work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Autonomy, mastery, educated workforce, no drama

    Cons

    Uncertainty, rapid change, dispersed workforce, lack of pure management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring workforce into org planning process, hire good managers of people not just scientists

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Grear benefits, good people to work with. Nice bonuses

    Cons

    Yearly lay offs and continual restructuring of departments makes work inefficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Wonderful place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    compensated well through hard work. Great amenities too!

    Cons

    There are no cons for this company. Great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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