Amgen
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www.amgen.com Thousand Oaks, CA 5000+ Employees

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Permatemps wanted!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at Amgen as a contractor for more than a year

ProsInteresting work. Good salary, benefits, and perks for employees.

ConsPermatemp city! Probably 25% of the people in my department were brought in through staffing agencies and don't have health insurance, a retirement plan, or even vacation or sick pay. We have to take tons of unpaid time off during the year for company shutdowns. (Including two weeks at the end of the year. Merry Christmas to you, too, Amgen!) We basically have the same job functions and are expected to work as hard as regular employees, but are treated as second class citizens in every other sense. They subtly dangle the carrot in front of you that you might get hired at the end of your multiyear contract. It hardly ever happens these days, and they will just replace you with a new temp. Oh, and you will be expected to put a smile on your face and train your replacement.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so greedy and morally bankrupt. Hire real employees who might have a vested interest in the company's success.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Amgen morale is low

Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee)

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


Pros: Amgen is still a highly competitive place to work and draws the most talented and educated employees.… Cons: Amgen used to be a great place to work 7 years ago. Upper management has changed drastically over the years and the numerous changes… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Interesting...

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Great benefits, if you're in the right group with people who care,… Cons: Work life balance is talked about a lot but does not exist. It matters who you know and… Advice to Senior Management: You have a long road ahead. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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