Amgen

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Medical Affairs

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Former Intern - Medical Affairs Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Intern - Medical Affairs Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA

I worked at Amgen as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

The largest biotechnology company in Southern California with strong pipeline products. Upper management receptive to one on one meetings with interns. Great opportunity to network with industry professionals. Interns were provided with deskspace, company laptop, and phone extension. Allowed to make your own hours as long as you got your work done.

Cons

Difficult to move up the corporate ladder from manager to senior manager to director in the medical affairs department. Wish I could have contributed more to meaningful projects

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Permatemps wanted!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Permatemp 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amgen morale is low

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Amgen is still a highly competitive place to work and draws the most talented and educated employees. The benefits are still best in its industry and working on the main campus is awesome.

    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 and layoffs have hurt the Amgen culture. Current strategy is asking staff to do more with less. The has hurt the overall morale of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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