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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

good work life balance
great benefits

Cons

hard to move around within the company

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Amgen

  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Retain key talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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