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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Mentally engaging place to work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Professional colleagues
    If you love strategy and enjoy science, this is the place
    They do the right thing, even when it's not profitable; patients do come first
    There is much to learn that it feels like you're a student in university
    Great campus with lots of conveniences like gym, dry cleaning, shoe repair, cake orders, film developing, etc.

    Cons

    Too much change all the time gets exhausting
    My dept does not encourage regular working from home, even when it makes perfect sense
    Senior mangers in tiny and noisy cubicles; demotivating

    Advice to Management

    Please offer more formal telecommuting arrangements consistently across depts.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Gone are the days of "old Amgen"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits, Great gym and cafeterias.

    Cons

    The Company is no longer what it use to be. Amgen values are gone....


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