Amylin Pharmaceuticals
3.1 of 5 69 reviews
www.amylin.com San Diego, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014

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27% Approve of the CEO

Amylin Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Dan Bradbury

Dan Bradbury

(51 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work/life balance, Good colleagues, Nice city to work in and a great area"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Good benefits package and concern for work / life balance"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Transparency by upper-management made it difficult to trust the future of the company"
    in 6 reviews
  • "They company has been purchased by big pharma company in 2012,"
    in 3 reviews
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Wish it could have lasted longer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time

ProsGreat culture, great co-workers. Was a fun place to work. We turned out life-changing products.

ConsToo bad management couldn't find a way to make it last.

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Great company - sad to see it go

Operations (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits, attention to employee needs and focus on the patients. Great to work here for so many years

ConsChallenging times, management became a little lost after several setbacks. Just got aquired and now closing their doors

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

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Grew too big too fast.

Senior R&D Associate (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe management was very flexible and it made it easy to have a good work/life balance. Work with good colleagues who are dedicated to science and helping out patients.

ConsVery uncertain whether you will have a job. Went through several phases of lay offs starting from 2008. Not much opportunity for career growth. Bought out by BMS and now Astra Zeneca. The San Diego site is closing and Ohio site will remain open.

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

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Rewarding.

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Manchester, NH

I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat pay and challenging environment.

ConsBiotech world is always looking over your shoulder for the big pharma buy out.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest and up front.

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

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A Great Company No More!! Gobbled up!!!

Territory Manager (Former Employee)
Hartford, CT

I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCared for employees & allowed them to have interactive role on where the company was going with its diabetic agents

ConsThey company has been purchased by big pharma company in 2012,

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Learned so much, mediocre growth opportunities on paper.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time

ProsGreat people, smart people. The collaborative work environment was top knotch.

ConsOrganization fell apart after RIF in 2008

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was great in it's hayday!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

ProsBefore acquired it was a great place to work. Great teamwork and very competitive salary and benefits. Summer Fridays were awesome.

ConsAmylin was never very transparent and employees were often kept in the dark until the last minute - probably for good reason since they were in the process of selling the company :)

Advice to Senior ManagementNone really since the company will cease to exist soon.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Early on it was a great culture, in the end too many things changed

Territory Representative (Current Employee)
Jonesboro, AR

I have been working at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSmall, family oriented business philosophy.

ConsBy 2009, the work culture had changed to the detriment of the employee

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Diabetes Sales Specialist

Diabetes Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Chico, CA

I have been working at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

ProsA small company where you felt connected and known by all levels of management and operations. Great products.

ConsSmall company also sometimes means a lack of resources. In Amylin's case, it was a lack of clinical data for it's great drugs.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. Loved it there.

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

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The best job ever...until it wasn't

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFormer CEO Ginger Graham is a role model and an amazing CEO. She literally knew every employee by name. She took the time to learn who we were and it showed in everything she did. She could draw graphs from all of our clinical trial results from memory and her passion for science, people and patients set the tone for the company.

ConsThe partnership with Lilly was not a good cultural fit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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