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Could be great again

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Technical challenge. Prominent biotech leader

Cons

Too large; too many layers of management; too many committees; not nimble

Advice to Management

Engage

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Review of Amgen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits. The flexible hours are a nice benefit for many people. Amgen is a company that has done well in an industry that has seen a lot of failures.

    Cons

    The environment is very political and it is harder to get basic things done than it should be. There is a lot of churn and inefficiency due to unclear lines of authority and decision-making. Too many policies and processes and too much policing. It often feels like there are more people looking for what's wrong than ways to make it right.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that they have not already heard


  2. Amgen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Operations Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Research Operations Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work / life balance. There is a new mentorship program that looks like it could be promising in terms of staff development. Staff are encouraged to transfer to internal positions if there is a fit. On site gym and day care facilities.

    Cons

    The bi-annual performance review and feedback process is frequently inefficient, inaccurate, and ineffective. Favoritism is sometimes practiced by mid-level management (as with many places, who you know can be more important than what you know).

    Advice to Management

    In general, there could be more of an emphasis on interdepartmental integration and knowledge sharing.


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