Amgen Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Senior Manager Operations

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    Former Employee - Operations Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    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


  2. Comfortable job, declining raises

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Architect in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Architect in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects Great colleagues Decent management Excellent benefits

    Cons

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


  3. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. 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


  6. Principal Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits Strong pipeline World class process development organization

    Cons

    High level of organizational change now (2015)


  7. Working for Amgen in a business function

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Excellent experience.

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


  9. About Amgen

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    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.


  10. IT at Amgen

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is competitive. Bonuses are appropriate. Benefits are generally very good. All US staff gets paid vacation. Additionally, each US site shuts down twice a year for a week. This is in addition to an individual's vacation time.

    Cons

    Various key members of IT leadership have changed hands in the last few years. The new leadership is clearly looking to outsource anything that is not nailed down. Opportunities in IT are few and far between. As well, folks working in IT these days will likely be doing on site management of outsourcing partner resources from India.

    Advice to Management

    It may be the best strategy for Amgen that they're outsourcing all of the IT work, and scaling way back on new software projects. Those quality Amgen employees in IT that remain will begin to leave if their jobs are reduced to babysitting outsourcing partner resources.


  11. A great place

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse, interesting work and commitment to a positive mission

    Cons

    Unfocused, hectic schedule of supervisors mean little direction



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