Amgen

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Better than some places

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

I have been working at Amgen full-time

Pros

Benefits are good; very good 401k matching; relatively smart people to work with; variety of possible career paths

Cons

This place is a bit dysfunctional at the moment following recent re-org; Fairly noticeable shift in culture as old Sr. Mgmt flushed out and replaced with new ones. They struggle to make any decision...lots of swirl before a strategy is finally selected.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The ship is going down! Get out while you can.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are competitive.
    Location is desirable for families and because of weather, but there are no other companies in the industry within 50 miles.
    Name recognition can be helpful in pursuit of other jobs.
    Many nice people sill work at the company.

    Cons

    Unethical conduct
    Management looking out for #1
    Lack of career development and no attempt to improve the situation despite 4 years of negative feedback from staff.
    Disinterest in staff as human beings
    Focus on bottom line and process, not on quality or patients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your moral compass
    Do what is right for your staff and for patients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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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