Amgen

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

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 ManagementAdvice

Stop trying to character company culture as a positive attribute.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment, great people, but you cant escape the corporate aspects.

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    Current Employee - Cell Culture Technician II in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Cell Culture Technician II in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Amgen as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, environment, and a place to learn. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Large corporate environment where things can move slowly sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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