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Could be great again

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at Amgen

Recommends
Approves of CEO
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

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    Amgen is a prion with good food

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great food - catered by Sodexho. NIce surroundings - They spend countless millions on landscaping.

    Cons

    It is like working in a prison. A Stalinist society where staff snicth on each other and back-bite. Where you can be denounced by an unknown staff member. The result is a lack of initiative and an environment of fear.

    The President, is a vain, arrogant man who collects jets and feels he needs two armed chauffeurs to drive his car.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on research, not landscaping and planes. Fire the Sharer he has no clue about technology.

  2. Amgen

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    Former Employee - Research Operations Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Research Operations Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen

    No opinion of CEO
    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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