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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. Great experience

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

    I worked at Amgen as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Smart colleagues - Excellent benefits - Professional development opportunities

    Cons

    none, it was a great learning experience to me

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities and opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Suburbs, a lot of outsourcing

    Advice to Management

    None


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