Amgen
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Amgen Reviews in Thousand Oaks, CA

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.5 244 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway

Robert A. Bradway

(70 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very dynamic place to work, challenging projects, very bright staff members.

    Scientist (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsOutstanding benefits, very good compensation, plenty of time off, extremely generous 401k package, very generous bonus plan. Good emphasis on personal scientific growth. Get a week off at Christmas as well as a week off during 4th of July in addition to 15 vacation days. Great campus and great weather year round.

    ConsNot many levels within group, so it's difficult to get promoted. Can spend many years at the same level with no promotion reward. Politics within R&D at the very top that trickle down to group. Decisions are made at the top that don't always make much sense with respect to the way each group does things, but must live with decision and must implement it. Like any company, big emphasis on the dollar value which can put constraints on the way one does research.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve wholeheartedly in what R&D is trying to accomplish

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with great culture and work-life balance

    Biostatistical Programming (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsGreat benefit, work-life balance, management, and a lot of payed vocations. The campus is beautiful!

    ConsThe headquarter sits in Thousand Oaks, which is not as exciting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent internship program

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsSummer internship was an excellent opportunity to explore the pharmaceutical industry. We were each assigned summer projects which we presented upon the end of our 3 months. This paid internship also includes summer housing, car rental, gym membership, and fun extracurricular events (surfing, baseball games, kayaking, etc.). Many opportunities to network with executive level employees . Excellent Executive (C-Level) Speaker Series.

    ConsNone. After completing the summer internship program, many interns were presented with full-time offers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for doing science

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsCorporate value #1 is "Be Science-Based" and for the most part it is not just lip-service. Very good compensation, health, and 401k plans. Lots of vacation with 2 weeks official shut-down in addition to personal vacation allotment. Upper management team seems really excellent since new CEO.

    ConsBig organization where sometimes the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. Corporate emphasis on improving decision-making still has a way to go. Too many meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to keep "Be Science-Based" at the forefront. Otherwise, keep pushing the decision-making improvements.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company that cares for Employees

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsGreat company that fosters innovation for the benefit of patients, deep and promising pipeline, career advancement for employees, and excellent benefits!

    ConsDecision making is delayed due to the Risk averse culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My employment experience with Amgen was very rewarding and challenging

    Manufacturing Specialist (Former Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsA great amount of opportunity if you choose that path

    ConsMany jobs are now outsourced

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore use of local employment seekers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsGood Pay
    Good Experience
    Smart colleagues who have been helpful
    Good advancement oppurtunities

    ConsHuge Company, things can move slow at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good experience

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsWork-life balance, good office, good team, good labs, good management, friendly coworkers, good benefits

    ConsMany temps, nothing to say, no more to say, hope to work here with long term base

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease headcounts

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    Great work environment.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsGreat people from all Departments. Lots of support from Management.

    ConsNo opportunity for advancement in a Contractor role.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work

    Executive Director (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsGreat work life balance
    Takes Values seriously
    Does not tolerate bad behavior even among the Execs
    Merit based compensation works
    Smart coworkers

    ConsTough to get your foot in the door
    Staff who've been here 8 years plus are often spoiled by the compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on
    Don't forget the Valuses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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