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Good company but poor management

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Former Employee - Senior Bio-pharmaceutical Representative
Former Employee - Senior Bio-pharmaceutical Representative

I worked at Amgen full-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good company to work for

Cons

Some district sales managers are better at selling than at managing and should maybe go back to being a sales rep

Advice to Management

Need to develop a system/method to evaluate their district sales managers...just because they have a proven sales track record as a sales rep doesn't mean that they can manage. Sales and management are clearly two separate things.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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 (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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