Amylin Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Amylin Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Dan Bradbury
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Pros
  • Professional organization, work-life balance, willingness to send employees to training seminar (in 10 reviews)

  • If you have to live in San Diego Amylin can give you a paycheck (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Transparency by upper-management made it difficult to trust the future of the company (in 7 reviews)

  • They company has been purchased by big pharma company in 2012, (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great enhancement to skills

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2. Sad they were acquired

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    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

  3. 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

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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.

  6. 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.

  7. Wonderful Company to Work For

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    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

  8. It was a good place to work until BMS bought it out and decided to close SD site

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Nice facility. People there were very professional

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity or internal transfer

  9. Fullfilling and yet stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    There are lots of nice talented people that work here. A fast pace work environment that is ever changing and challenging.

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't hold employees accountable for their actions. This is causing a culture lacking in responsibility and lack of real leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to deal with the problem employeess instead of letting them affect the whole department. Whether they are managers, supervisors, or hourly, provide them training, guidance and if they don't work through their issues get rid of them. Don't make it a long drawn out process where it causes tension in the department.

  10. Lead Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit packages and good group of employees.

    Cons

    Not much growth potential in this company.

  11. Excellent company

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    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)

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

    Pros

    This is (was) a great company to work for. Great culture, people, exciting and meaningful work that helped many diabetes patients.

    Cons

    The company was purchased by a large east coast pharmaceutical company and therefore is being closed down in San Diego. Just a shell of the once great company it was.

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