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Not what it used to be

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

I worked at Amgen as a contractor for more than a 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, IS  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, IS in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, VEP, MIP and other stock compensation

    Cons

    Poor Management, unethical and unecessary spending. There are still many 'old timers' who do NOTHING!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is cry about lack of resources or spread too think but look around you and you will see only 20% of the staff do real work. Get rid of your bottom 10% regularly, it hard to float their boats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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