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Not for everyone. Great benefits and salary. But is it worth it?

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits, stock, health/dental/vision with a big Amgen contribution, TO gym, fantastic eateries on site.
Annual bonuses.
Intellectually stimulating.
Very bright people who are dedicated to their job.

Cons

High stress, overworked departments, many senior managers/directors are promoted and have had no training to manage staff.
Staff morale is at all time low.
Offshore Outsourcing while Amgen jobs are being eliminated.
Outsourced work is poor quality and requires rework over and over.
Senior and Executive Managment are not involved with middle management. They are triple booked in meetings everyday, all day and have lost connection within their own departments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Priority 1 EDs, Directors and SM Reconnect with your departments Find a way to let talented staff come up with ideas to make things work better and get a consensus to actually implement those ideas. Not just vent sessions.
Take a hard look at Managment are they the best?
Discontinue unnessary meetings.
Realize that outsourced work may save $ in beginning but the rework costs more in the end.

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    Great working environment. A science oriented company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company cares a lot about their employee.

    Cons

    I am afraid that thousand Oaks area may not be a very attractive area for many people

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Vibrant Science Based Research Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientific Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Scientific Director in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Strong set of intelligent, dedicated and motivated colleagues.

    Cons

    Large, multi-site company, so can be hard to stay connected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a strong investment in research. Only by understanding the biology of disease can we target disease.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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