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Very good people and company structure, most IT related work has been outsourced.

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Former Employee - IT Support  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - IT Support in Thousand Oaks, CA

Pros

Many software and hardware positions to apply for internally if you have a Bachelors degree. IT jobs through contracting agencies can be very good employment (if your department does not get outsourced).

Cons

Amgen is still undergoing layoffs, so do not expect long term employment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire quality people and provide some permanent benefits for your IT functions instead of going for the lowest bidding contracting agency.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Medical Writer  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Writer in Thousand Oaks, CA

    Pros

    workload, compensation and benefits, are good. allows remote work

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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