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Good company to work for, but...

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

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Laid back environment, competitive pay, wonderful geographical location

Cons

Company has financial results dependent on just a few products protected by patents, which will eventually expire. New blockbuster drugs are not that easy to come up with anymore. As a result of the current patent protection, company struggles with a very relaxed approach to business.

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Make it a professional company as if it had cut throat competition in the market place.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    I learned alot...

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart scientists, great benefits, hard work.

    Cons

    No vision, inability to stick with a plan, management override of team descisions so you get no where, obsession with minutia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan anad stick with it until you get somewhere and create a workplace where there is an even playing field. Either everyone works hard or everyone enjoys the country club lifestyle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    great company now run by business person not science

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    still very good scientific people

    Cons

    too many processes involved in decision making
    not nimble enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate value of any of the acqusitions. not just talk as to what can be achieved, but demonstrate what is the value now several have been completed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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