Amgen Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amgen treated me very well the 11 years I was with the company. It all started with free snacks, lots of Friday afternoon barbecues, and plenty of meetings over sushi lunches.

    Cons

    It ended when all of our perks disappeared, even our specialty teas and our liquid coffee creamer.


  2. Finance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great if you have a family/ want to settle down

    Cons

    far from "LA", old school mgmt in certain areas


  3. Helpful (2)

    As a contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amgen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot to learn, great people

    Cons

    It was under re-organization. No one knows what's coming in their way.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Senior Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and competent co-workers. I was given necessary freedom to make my team successful.

    Cons

    Decision making processes were cumbersome. People could make decisions, but too much emphasis on "global alignment" for minor decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Bureaucratic practices creep into many aspects of the business. Weed them out.


  6. Administrative Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hour with great benefits

    Cons

    To many directors to support


  7. Helpful (2)

    Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission/vision Good compensation/benefits Smart people doing valuable work

    Cons

    Risk adverse Bureaucratic Bloated Hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Distinguish between types and consequences of different risks. Not all failures are catastrophic so more calculated risk in certain areas should be encouraged


  8. Helpful (2)

    Amgen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experiences and learning opportunities. The quality of the middle management depend on your team/area and luck. It could be great or frustrating.

    Cons

    The company seems to hire and layoff with no long term objectives. Employees left wondering if they are next to laid off.

    Advice to Management

    You have let your best employees go. The short term savings will impact the company negatively on the long run.


  9. Amgen

    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (4)

    It depends on what you want in a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and beautiful location. Vacation time and 401k are excellent

    Cons

    Absolutely no talent management. You're either connected or you're not. If you're not, you'll never move ahead. There's no meritocracy in place.

    Advice to Management

    At least pretend to care about your employees. Reward hard work and experience instead of good networking.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - California in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Tremendous learning opportunities and great culture

    Cons

    Limited visibility, less context on projects given, a lot of uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    More integration of consultants in project



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