Amgen

www.amgen.com
Employer Engaged

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    process engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen

    Pros

    large company with a lot of money

    Cons

    moving out of WA and CO

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    work at Amgen

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

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay is stable.

    Cons

    Ongoing layoffs
    No career development
    Na pay increase

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Salaries and promotions

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

    I worked at Amgen

    Pros

    Those in favor get promoted whether one works hard or not.

    Cons

    Those in favor get promoted only sometimes, whether they work hard or not. Accolades are not given within the Research and Development Dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward with words and compensation. Don't survey work-life balance and make promises that you do not keep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amgen is a very good company to work for if you are looking for very good benefits and salary.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, culture, professionalism. Some of the best time off of any company in the biotechnology industry.

    Cons

    Unstable environment at the present. Probability of moving most manufacturing operations overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bottom line is not the only thing that makes a company great. People are the lifeblood.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work at the start, with diminishing returns as company grew larger

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

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

    Pros

    Amgen is a high science biotechnology company with outstanding marketed products and a robust pipeline.

    Cons

    As all companies grow larger, there are challenges with bureaucracy and decision-making processes. The optics of all decisions are viewed through too many lenses. It appears that stock price became more important than talent retention. The current restructuring has resulted in the exodus of great talent and expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may be wise to hedge your future success on talent and expertise rather than restructuring and reducing the work-force in an effort to increase stock price

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company. Currently going through a lot of transition

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

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

    Pros

    History of putting patients first but being taken over by their investment in a CV sales force.

    Cons

    Multiple layoffs this year. Lots of sales reps looking

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Was a fun company to work for - not so much anymore. Compensation is great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Work life balance. Interesting work and good people around you. Good pay in comparison to other biotech companies in area. Great 401k and two week long shutdowns a year.

    Cons

    Layoffs nearly every year. Do more with less. Finance CEO is not inspiring (horrible trickle down effect). In current phase of cost reductions, site closures, layoffs, upper management/HR is pathetic- they've made some embarrassing mistakes and have turned many people away. While stock price has jumped up due in part to cost cutting measures, long term outlook seems grim on account of lack of inspiration and loss of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job inspiring, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Exemplifies employers..!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Good experience, but very politically charged environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen

    Pros

    If you were in siloed business units, you had a great experience because the team was focused on doing well.

    Cons

    There was a very politically charged environment, much more political than I had expected. The company is also going through a restructuring process which is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions and perks should be done more tactfully.

  11.  

    Amgen is great company to work with except recent changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

Work at Amgen? Share Your Experiences

Amgen

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.