Amgen Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Amgen is not what you think it is

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good base salary and benefits, accomidations

    Cons

    Amgen full potential is a big scam. forcing laying off employees and replace with same employees but contract workers Out sourcing almost all internal services. If you complain about your manager to HR. you better leave and not look back. Retaliation is life and well from the management as a consequences to escalate the complain to HR.

    Advice to Management

    If you have assumed failing employee performance, do not look further than his/her manager.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Total chaos, continuous change, massive outsourcing and constant downsizing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, best gym in the county, nice amenities and services available on campus

    Cons

    Fierce competition, few promotions or advancement opportunities, too much reliance on offshore vendors leads to no work life balance, low adherence to core values across management, more layoffs expected in 2015- at least 1000 more headcount

    Advice to Management

    Reel in executive spending and bring work back to the U.S.

  3. My experience working here has been nothing but positive.

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

    I have been working at Amgen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The transparency with management has been outstanding, this job always keep me challenged and on my feet. I really enjoy the team effort in the department as well.

    Cons

    The space that I work in is really not conducive to optimal performance as we are subject to other conversations and were all bundled together in a cubicle like area.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making so many changes in relatively short period of time or you will continue to see the domino effect of low employee moral and overall performance hindered.

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  5. Nicest Place to work...

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

    I worked at Amgen

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment... Intellectual group ...and fun team work.

    Cons

    Nothing..Would love to go back...

  6. Helpful (8)

    Once a great place ... now depressing.

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Sunny location
    - Onsite gym
    - Lots of PTO

    Cons

    - ZERO opportunity for advancement
    - Constant layoffs / downgrading of positions
    - Pay / benefits get cut year after year (no merit raises for second year in a row)
    - Fell off of Fortunes "Best Places to Work" back in 2007 and is never going back

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the HR spin - we aren't idiots. You cut pay/benefits, downgrade jobs and tell us to be grateful for the "privilege" to work at Amgen, all while your checks get bigger and the rest of us try to figure out how to manage on less pay and a 2x healthcare cost increase.

  7. Excellent

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

    I have been working at Amgen as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It was the best intern experience ever

    Cons

    There were no cons. Great learning experience

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Sr Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing

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

    I worked at Amgen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, a lot of really talented people. Good culture.

    Cons

    Some times take work home, not too often

  9. Great company to get experience in

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

    I have been working at Amgen

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

    Pros

    Amgen has a lot of smart people working there. It is a great place to do a few year rotations within and experience different areas (sales, finance, marketing, etc.) or even do an international assignment.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up to the Director level at Amgen. Many people stay here for 3 to 5 years and use the experience to go elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make changes to increase efficiency and growth.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Tough company to work for

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

    I have been working at Amgen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits including time off
    Beautiful campus and location
    Newbury Park is one of the best places to live

    Cons

    Illogical decision making
    Bad leadership
    Lack of discipline in ensuring things get done- talkers advance.

    Advice to Management

    The performance evaluation system is rigged and enormously unfair. While everyone in a big company can say this- try finding your way back to creativity and genius. The culture is toxic.

  11. Really great positions that fit my background.

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

    I have been working at Amgen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment; people were really helpful.

    Cons

    The contract hourly rate in Quality leaves much much to be desired!!

    Advice to Management

    Common guys, pay your contract workers better; forget the budget !!!!

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