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Good company to work for. The overall package is very rewarding.

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

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

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

Pros

You have chance to find a good career path if you know how.

Cons

There are some extra layers to approve things, sometimes taking too long.

Advice to Management

Cutting some red tapes would help to improve the efficiency.

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    Great benefits, changing environment

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    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at Amgen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amgen has great pay, benefits, and overall compensation. Amgen is very fair in time off. There is a payed summer and winter break, plus your overall vacation and personal sick time.

    Cons

    The company has a global manufacturing focus so the amount of production opportunities in the US has dramatically declined over the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    Moving to contractors for manufacturing for biologic medicines has a very high risk since these drugs demand a high level of skill and understanding to manufacture. Contractors put your drugs quality and safety at risk.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Important products, tough environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company's mission to support those grievously ill is important ... the products really help patients.

    Cons

    People insensitivity - little to no investment in human capital of any substance. very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Announce staff reductions - do it and get it over with. The anxiety is tough on everyone

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