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Great place to work

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

I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Autonomy, opinions treated with respect, everyone honestly doing there best work. Ethical.

Cons

Southern california! Ventura county yuck.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work with excellent benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Training & Development in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Training & Development in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Vacation time is excellent with two additional weeks paid during July 4 and Christmas/New Year
    Latest technology and smart people

    Cons

    Decision making is often slow. Too many individuals involved in making decisions.
    Loyalty between manager and subordinate is weak. Random layoffs over the last few years has everyone doing whatever is necessary to keep their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within to give current employees hope that promotions do happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oh how the mighty is stumbling.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Excellent benefits including annual bonus and 2 shutdowns a year
    Reasonably good work-life balance
    Ability to work from home
    Stock price has increased dramatically with onboarding of new CEO

    Cons

    Advancement limited and based solely on "business need"
    Crowded unattractive working conditions due to closure of a newer building
    Employees who leave aren't replaced
    HQ seems to forget we're here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting from within. This nonsense about "developing our people" doesn't increase their visibility or salary; once they learn a new/additional role, they become more valuable to another company willing to pay them accordingly and off they go.

    LOSE the "Thousand Oaks-centric" mentality. Many people have left the SF site because an internal job change would require a relocation to Thousand Oaks. Conversely, Thousand Oaks employees have relocated to work at other Bay Area companies because their jobs can't be transferred to SF.

    Rethink the layers of governance required to make/approve decisions. It's collapsing under its own weight and delaying development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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