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Great experience

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Former Employee - Graduate Student in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Graduate Student in Thousand Oaks, CA

I worked at Amgen as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

- Smart colleagues
- Excellent benefits
- Professional development opportunities

Cons

none, it was a great learning experience to me

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep up the good work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Replacing FTE with contractors

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company still pays bonus and RSU for FTEs.

    Cons

    Laying off FTEs almost every other month in the past 6 months that I am aware of, and the company hires contractors for those positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think that strategy is good for the company in the long run.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    7 years of services with good performance evaluations and compensation then suddenly down-sized due to "restructuration"

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    Current Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Comfortable working environment. Strong logistic support to do your work. Solid pipeline with potential and good economic future.

    Cons

    Over the past 10 years, Amgen has grown from an innovative and nimble company to a top-heavy, process-driven organization with little opportunity for personal growth and advancement. Ruthless profit-oriented management imposing sudden and frequent down-sizing episodes that destroy the careers and lives of many very productive people, regardless of their good performance and contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you must restructure, please consider alternatives such as: (a) offering positions in growing functions and/or product lines within Amgen; (b) drastically reduce executive positions (currently up to 100+ VP at Amgen) that cost the most anyway; (c) at the very least prepare departing staff at least 6 months in advance and provide them with meaningful professional help in transitioning (not just web-based classes on how to revamp your CV or organize your search). For example: provide them with up-front recommendations to be used with new potential employers. Think first before you fire Directors: they are the backbone of the Company. They actually do the bulk of the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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