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Awesome place to work, a company focused on improving peoples lives.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO

I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Problem solvers - push decision making to lowest level possible
Effective Leadership
Great pay and benefits
Great People

Cons

Upward mobility is lacking for many people who deserve opportunity for advancement

Advice to Management

Retain key talent

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    A great place to start your career, gain skills, and move on

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy, some incredibly smart people there to learn from, networking is highly encouraged and easy to accomplish, access to directors/executive directors is fairly easy as long as you have a good reason to chat with them, beautiful location and campus, lots of "amenities" (incredible gym, onsite dry cleaning and carwash). Compensation is pretty good, the 401k is ridiculously good (no one will beat it in the industry)

    Cons

    Lots of politics and beating around the bush, slow decision making process, lots of bureaucracy, no clear career pathing (everyone seems to get elevated at the same time not taking into account the superstars and how they should be promoted faster), not a ton of upward mobility due to "lifers" who have been there forever and don't plan to leave and don't plan to continue to move up either

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is and promote those who deserve it and kick out the mediocrity. You have a great thing going at Amgen, a lot of highly motivated/talented people who will work their butts off for you but you aren't helping them move up at all which is leading to attrition to your competitors and smaller more entrepreneurial companies.

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    Senior Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Rochester, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome benefits probably the best benefits of any company.

    Cons

    Sell or die. Don't expect management to ever have your back. Most of the new managers are only out for number one. Make sure you get a hood manager and vet who you will be working for. At Amgen your manager will make you or break you. Stay away from the Bone Health diviision especially in highly managed health care markets.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to selling medicine instead of trying so hard to please the investor and work for the patient again

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