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Careful what you ask for

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Development in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Development in Thousand Oaks, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Good company but poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Bio-pharmaceutical Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Bio-pharmaceutical Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Good company to work for, but...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

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


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