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Amgen Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
738 Reviews
3.5
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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Admin Cord

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay and awesome work environment

    Cons

    interview process, and lay offs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Sr. Biopharmaceutical Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, great culture, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    I Can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    8 years experience

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    A friendly and ethical company which has patients at the fore front of their business. Great benefits, good bonus opportunities and a lead employer within the pharmaceutical world

    Cons

    Believe a really strong educational background is necessary to progress. Currently going through major change. Most of the high level jobs are based at headquarters in Thousand Oaks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Exemplifies employers..!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Business Systems Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Business Systems Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    - Amazing place to learn business
    - Outstanding values and culture
    - Good opportunities and encouraging management
    - Excellent Benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Change is in the air and management doesn't hold much control over it. Stagnancy can seep in real soon if individual doesn't take charge of his/her own career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Have a defined plan and share with the employees.
    - More communication needed to keep boosting morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amgen is great company to work with except recent changes

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    It has best benefits among industry

    Cons

    It has two many changes and layoff in recent years. Headquarter location is not favorite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Love working here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Stimulating environment. Many technical challenges with the resources and authority to solve them. Line management is supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Not the most nimble company, and the IS infrastructure is difficult to work with. Many competing priorities often present resource challenges that are not accounted for in deliverable timelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work

    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Strategies, excellent benefits, good atmosphere, good science.

    Cons

    Slow growth, less opportunity for lateral growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage the additional skills of employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in West Greenwich, RI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in West Greenwich, RI

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, and competitive pay. Strong pipeline with some very exciting drugs on the way. Amazing sence of pride producing life changing medications for patients in need.

    Cons

    Not much job security, constant restructures make for a stressful work environment. Absolutly no tolerance for mistakes. Management expects nothing less than perfection. Moving profitable drugs overseas for tax breaks and reducing staff in US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More face time and listen to your staffs opinions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Endless training opportunities; awesome benefits and many ways to gain extra perks!

    Cons

    As with many companies, they have those that should not be in leadership. but overall, the leadership is great. Most employees really try hard to live by the Amgen standards. Compensation plus the benefit package is awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive learning experience and advancement opportunities

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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