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Great in the beginning, Amgen's concern for work-life balance is slipping away.

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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

New CEO has great ideas about how to get Amgen into a modern mind set and business model. Drugs really help people with catastrophic health issues. Drugs in the pipeline are very promising. Manufacturing of the Future will become a reality at Amgen on a very aggressive timeline. Global expansion is a priority and is happening quickly opening up a lot of opportunities

Cons

Amgen's devotion to operational excellence and lean manufacturing has left them with a dedicated, but exhausted workforce in many areas. Emphasis on metrics and ignoring the actual work place signals regarding workload have dealt a blow to the morale of several departments. There is a lot of middle management doing a lot less than the front line employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work when it comes to innovation, but hire people so that your salaried staff don't have to constantly work 60 hour a week or more to keep your projects on track.

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    Innovative Science Based Great Campus High Quality Employees

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

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Thousand Oaks campus is beautiful. First class gym, beautiful landscaping and outdoor seating areas. On-site dry cleaning and child care.

    Cons

    It is very hard to promote at Amgen. Some of the departments are very silohed.

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    Great Interning experience

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The summer internship program was great, they really put a lot of resources and efforts to make sure all the interns have tons of opportunities to network and relax during the summer. They also organized speaker series to let us understand more about the company itself.

    Cons

    After working in Genentech for half a year, I could see how Genentech really emphasize on the patients (you could see from the campus giant poster of patients) while I didn't feel the same in Amgen. But it's possible that it was too short for me to look into it (3 months internship)

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