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Nice place to work.

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at Amgen

Pros

Great benefits and flexibility. Freedom to take initiative.

Cons

Promotion from internal is lacking. Keep hiring from other big pharma, which causes bureaucratic nightmare.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut the red tape.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    The company grew too quickly.

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen

    Pros

    The benefits: 401K, good health benefits, nice gym, cafeterias, daycare.

    Cons

    The lower level management gets formerly trained, but not effective in practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better qualifications for management

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Unfortunate to be part of the decline of a once exciting and important company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen

    Pros

    Leaders in implementing new technologies and business strategies. Benefits are very good and they offer a lot of employee programs to support health and family. (Unfortunately, everyone is so over worked they can't benefit from these programs, but at least the company is making them available.)

    Cons

    More time is spent on corporate spin than on actually developing and manufacturing drugs. The politics have overwhelmed the work that is being done. Every bit of data is massaged and presented in presentations and more time is actually spent on colors and charts than on the actual data that went into the reports. So much time is spent "talking" about the data, the message behind the data is actually missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not ALL about the shareholders. Put more focus on development and manufacturing. Elevate those within the company and be open to contrary opinions. Appreciate that dissonance creates value. Bring back Gordon Binder as a consultant to assist with identifying new opportunities that can grow Amgen beyond financial positioning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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