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Not what it used to be

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • 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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    The fall of a once-great company

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent compensation
    - Mostly casual culture
    - Great cafeteria

    Cons

    - Slowly killed all of the fringe benefits such as break room items, employee events etc.
    - They outsource like crazy, even things that shouldn't be outsourced
    - Management is extremely out of touch and disorganized. IT product launches are done with little-to-no planning
    - Cuts corners that end of costing them more in the long-run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take two seconds and talk to your employees before making decisions. Also, stop being penny-wise and pound-foolish

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Phenomenal benefits; resources too scarce

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are exceptional. 401k plans, stocks and bonuses are generous. Vacation time is top notch.

    Cons

    Staff are being worked to the bone because of the slashing of resources. As a result, talent is leaving the company (or being laid off to further "increase efficiency"). It's "Lean" gone horribly wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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