Amgen
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www.amgen.com Thousand Oaks, CA 5000+ Employees

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Careful what you ask for

Development (Former Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA

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

ConsIncredibly 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 Senior ManagementStop trying to character company culture as a positive attribute.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but poor management

    Senior Bio-pharmaceutical Representative (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: Good company to work for Cons: Some district sales managers are better at selling than at… Advice to Senior Management: Need to develop a system/method to evaluate their district sales managers...just because they have a proven sales track… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

     

    great pay and benefits, leading industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Amgen


    Pros: pay, benefits are very competitive Cons: slow, has big company problems, difficult to move around More
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