Amgen Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
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Pros
  • Work life balance is what you make it (in 82 reviews)

  • Amgen offers great benefits across the board (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance suffers due to continual firefighting (in 25 reviews)

  • Decision making is delayed due to the Risk averse culture (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Great people; knowledgeable and focused teams; Opportunity for working from home; flexible hours.

    Cons

    UK office locations lack perspective and innovation, especially Cambridge site. Srn management only in TO --- lack of representation in UK HQ. Decision making is slow; progress is convoluted and unclear; lack of clear goals. No fun anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your loyal staff and recognise and reward them. Get rid of 'brown-noses' who only talk laud but know and do little or nothing


  2. Helpful (2)

    Has Amgen lost its soul?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of clever & efficient people, who "get it"
    Outstanding pipeline
    Amazing R&D and Production know-how

    Cons

    Short term focus
    Permanent "fire drill mode"
    Unrealistic commitments to Wall Street
    Risk of "breaking the machine" by changing all aspects of the company at the same time
    Restructuring has become integral part of the way Amgen now works


  3. 8 years experience

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A friendly and ethical company which has patients at the fore front of their business. Great benefits, good bonus opportunities and a lead employer within the pharmaceutical world

    Cons

    Believe a really strong educational background is necessary to progress. Currently going through major change. Most of the high level jobs are based at headquarters in Thousand Oaks


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Think long and hard.....

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I worked at Amgen as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People, there no perks being a contingency worker

    Cons

    They have recently just undergone significant downsizing of their staff. They Only hiring Contingency workers going forward, but they too are not safe as they get rid of you ASAP signed a 12 month contract only to be told they no longer need me 6 month in to role, due to internal re structure which affected perm staff. your not safe. very dissatisfied with Amgen towards CW. Poor management from Directors and agency that support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Respect to all staff members, you get what you pay after all, if you put your hand in your pocket and dig deep you have better staff applying for jobs


  6. Helpful (4)

    great place to be

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    great career opportunities, friendly place to be and 'real' values.

    Cons

    expected to work hard and to do more than your job role, work life balance isnt as flexable as it could be.

    Advice to Management

    increase head count



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