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Exciting pipeline and competitive environment

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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 8 years)

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

Pros

High reputation and commitment to patients. Nice benefits. Talented co-workers.

Cons

long hours and many meetings. Power point communication.

Advice to Management

Improve budgeting and decision making.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Careful what you ask for

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, nice community (Thousand Oaks, Southern California). Integrated full-service business campus. Excellent research facilities.

    Cons

    Incredibly focused on the bottom line, to the detriment of the public health component of the business model. Extremely willing to sell expensive products, particularly to large number of patients, ~90% of whom may not receive benefit over other treatment choices or even no treatment at all, ~10% who may receive a clinical benefit, but also including some who might not experience benefit but do experience clinically significant adverse events. Strong supporter of higher dosages until safety profile precludes further dose increase.

    Harsh interpersonal environment driven by need to deliver on progress on goal (sell more drug), without significant consideration of societal needs or benefit, beyond that trickling down from incredibly well-compensated management. Positions itself as a benefactor of society, but definitely not the company it used to be, by about 6 times over.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to character company culture as a positive attribute.

  2. Helpful (1)

    overall, a very disappointing experience, lots of corporate politics, back stabbing, and gossip.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate 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

    the health care benefits, "work-life" balance, two paid weeks holiday on top of the normal holiday schedule.

    Cons

    people being promoted to highest degree of ineptitude. Possible drug abuse discovered, interoffice politics, gossip, back stabbing, stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees, empower employees to grow and develop their careers, not just say it, do it.

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