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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 (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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

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    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.


  2. Interesting job but a risk averse company, so lots of added red tape.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Study Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Study Manager 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 pace challenging job where you know you do make a difference.

    Cons

    Internal processes prevent knowledgeable team to make decisions quicker

    Advice to Management

    Allow experts to make decisions without additional red tape.


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