Amgen

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Not what it used to be

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

I worked at Amgen as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Numerous benefits and perks for permanent employees. Coworkers are amicable and intelligent. Laid-back workday with many challenges and opportunities to learn.

Cons

Pervasive and growing use of contingent staff for core company functions. These "disposable workers" perform the same functions as permanent employees, yet have zero job security and lack even the most basic benefits such as sick pay and health insurance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about the long-term effects of substituting permatemps for real employees. What do you suppose this does for morale and company loyalty?

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Mixed -- good opportunities, but bureaucracy and corporate groupthink are increasing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen

    Pros

    All the people at Amgen are very smart, and it is a great opportunity to grow and learn. There are plenty of internal opportunities for people who are willing and able to show a broad range of talents and apply skills against a range of dynamic problems.

    Cons

    While the company was once a vibrant start-up, it is becoming obsessed with stock price, and bureaucracy and corporate groupthink are increasingly taking over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the company as smaller research and development startups, and give sites more autonomy. It will be easier to integrate new acquisitions.
    Also -- reinvigorate the commitment to patients and staff -- there has been too much emphasis on shareholders in the last 5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Working Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Juncos, PR
    Former Employee - Engineer in Juncos, PR

    I worked at Amgen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Benefits, Salary. Resources available.

    Cons

    Infusion of other old pharma cultures in Puerto Rico operations. Growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-Establish the culture and values that made Amgen the company it is today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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