Amgen
3.5 of 5 587 reviews
www.amgen.com Thousand Oaks, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great company, great benefits!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA

ProsAmgen has such a strong pipeline and so many quality products. They are always coming up with innovative ways to do things, which means there is always opportunity within the company. With such a large group of employees, it's very easy to network. The benefits we get are also top notch. Amgen was very supportive of me when I was having medical problems, and I really appreciate everything the company and my co-workers did for me while I was ill. I am definitely proud to work at Amgen, and I would reccommend this company to others.

ConsSometimes it takes a little longer to get promoted within your department than it should, which can be frustrating, but I definitely can't argue with the benefits. Sure, the salary might be a little higher at another company, but I don't know anyone else who has such a good 401k package.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people within the company instead of always hiring from outside. In many cases, I have had to train people hired in at a higher level than me even though I had more experience. Recognize the talent you have within, and reward people based on their talent. Yes, sometimes external people bring a new set of experience to the table, but there are already many talented people at the company.
In general, I appreciate Amgen's benefits and the culture here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: working relationship, flexible hours, excellent benefits, paid week-long summer and… Cons: human resources support is non-existent, limited opportunities for career advancement, too much… Advice to Senior Management: nurture employees' career development, open up opportunites in other part… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Between a rock and hard place...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Amgen


    Pros: Amgen has a diverse pipeline and a number of promising molecules. It also has one of the best benefits packages in the industry including… Cons: As an employee at a remote site, it's disheartening to see people leave the site and not be replaced; mgt seems to be giving the… Advice to Senior Management: Being a presence in the bay area is more than just setting up a site--you have to… More
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