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Good place for doing science

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Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Corporate value #1 is "Be Science-Based" and for the most part it is not just lip-service. Very good compensation, health, and 401k plans. Lots of vacation with 2 weeks official shut-down in addition to personal vacation allotment. Upper management team seems really excellent since new CEO.

Cons

Big organization where sometimes the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. Corporate emphasis on improving decision-making still has a way to go. Too many meetings.

Advice to Management

Be sure to keep "Be Science-Based" at the forefront. Otherwise, keep pushing the decision-making improvements.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    They pay you not to question

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are excellent. Great work/life balance. Flexible schedule. The campus is beautiful. I've met some really intelligent and humble people here.

    Cons

    If you are motivated and want to make a difference go somewhere else. This is where people go to be told what to do. If you want to coast on neutral this is the place. Also if you are in your 20's you will be lonely here. Thousand Oaks is no biotech hub.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Was a great company now just like run of the mill corporation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist - Quality Control in West Green, GA
    Current Employee - Specialist - Quality Control in West Green, GA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Depending on your role, you may get some great experience with latest technologies in the industry. If you are one of the few with good relationships with the managers, you will be handsomely rewarded.

    Cons

    Promotions depend on who you know, no promotion from within (except for very few who have good relationships with the managers), real possibility of getting pigeon-holed into very specific jobs that leaves you unprepared to jump to outside industry.


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