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Shame they outsourced IT

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

I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Global company with a great name in the industry, awesome location and benefits , in addition their drug pipeline is getting stronger. Recent setbacks have caused them to become humbler

Cons

in a bid to reduce costs they made a huge mistake by outsourcing IT and now are trying to bring it back in house. The CIO had to fall on his sword and leave as a result. The current CEO needs to go

Advice to Management

Make way for a the new breed of up and coming managers

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A great place to Work - although there was a lack of a career path

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

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, friendly peers and solid processes. The company treated its employees well and pay was inline with other biotechs. Awesome global HQ in Thousand Oaks.

    Cons

    Career progression was challenging in IT, especially when the company decided to outsource to IBM. The transition to IBM was a disaster and the CIO had to resign - hopefully things will turn around now.


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