Amylin Pharmaceuticals

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Amylin Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
86 Reviews
3.6
86 Reviews
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Amylin Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Dan Bradbury
Dan Bradbury
61 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity or internal transfer

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lead Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good benefit packages and good group of employees.

    Cons

    Not much growth potential in this company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to work for until it was purchased

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The drugs that were created and developed saved lives

    Cons

    Too bad the company was sold to a big Pharma company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get greedy when it comes to salaries and bonuses

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great group of professionals, everyone knew their job.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager QA in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager QA in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional organization, work-life balance, willingness to send employees to training seminar.

    Cons

    Job security, promotions were few and far between

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for with very supportive management.

    Cons

    poor decision to buy out Lilly alliance, led to acquisition by BMS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Patient focused, life changing medications, dedicated sales staff

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Run your own business, really helped patients, feel like you are making a difference, great pipeline of products, district managers are knowledgeable and respected

    Cons

    They sold out to big pharma, BMS became more interested in their products than patients success, then they sold off to AstraZeneca and ruined the diabetes franchise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Group of People. Great Company Values

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hamilton, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hamilton, OH

    I worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern I had the opportunity interact with many groups in the plant and had the opportunity to learn what I was good at and what I was not good at. This gave me the start I needed to begin my career path.

    Cons

    As a contracted employee I was not privy to the benefits of the company, but the educational experience I received made up for that. Also this company was bought out by Bristol Meyer Squibb then sold to AstraZeneca. I am sure things have changed dramatically within the organization since I left.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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