Amylin Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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Amylin Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Dan Bradbury
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Pros
  • The management was very flexible and it made it easy to have a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • This is (was) a great company to work for (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management, self-important and cya (in 7 reviews)

  • Too bad the company was sold to a big Pharma company (in 6 reviews)

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94 Employee Reviews

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  1. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Information Management in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Information Management in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    By far, the best part about working for Amylin was the people. In my department, we had a GREAT team of people who all got along and worked together.

    Cons

    The negativity and all the whining and complaining from the Sales force was the worst I had ever seen in my entire career.

    Advice to Management

    Well, at this point, there is really nothing I can say to management, since they don't exist anymore.


  2. Best Company in San Diego

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people and good culture.

    Cons

    Was sold and now closed in San Diego


  3. Fantastic Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People were great, environment challenging at times, but very supportive management.

    Cons

    Rocky ride at times with approval and revenue challenges.


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  5. Good Until the End

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Good place to work.Nice compensation package.

    Cons

    Was good while it lasted. Only a few people kept after closure.


  6. Great enhancement to skills

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great learning experience. co-workers were helpful. All the systems and facilities were above the standards. Aquisition to another company provided sound knowledge of integration process.

    Cons

    Management kept employees in dark about prospective operations. Slightly bureaucratic with less chances for promotions . some departments were over layered in structure.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Sad they were acquired

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    management and the life, work balance

    Cons

    THe company was acquired by 2 other companies


  8. Great while it lasted

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Couldn't survive long-term w/out more products


  9. amylin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    The West Chester, OH site is now Astra Zeneca. Large manufacturing facility with a lot of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Only recommend working in the manufacturing department at this facility. The Quality department has a lot of issues with its management and their professionalism. One management is too busy surfing Facebook in meetings and texting her friends rather than take the time to learn her staff member names. Senior management is aware of the issues and see it happen but do nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your strong performers and give them the credit that they deserve. You have a lot of loyal employees but a lot of them are unhappy with the company and its management. Preserve that talent instead of feeding into lazy managers that are more interested in their text messages than doing their job.


  10. Innovation and improving patients lives

    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, management support of career development and promotions. Generous options and bonus packages. I would recommend this place to others.

    Cons

    Not too many cons that I can think of...company was purchased by BMS and AZ in the last two years. I believe the San Diego site is going to be shut down.


  11. Wonderful Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair, honest reviews, fabulous people, amazing flexibility

    Cons

    Room for growth was a problem for me-I couldn't see too much expansion of my current role in my future



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