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

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  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

Cutting some red tapes would help to improve the efficiency.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    -2 shutdowns each year

    -Pay is good

    Cons

    -Amgen had an safety incident this year which has led to a "safety culture" that is completely unreasonable. Women are forced to wear pants. Reports are filed if someone is walking down steps in high heels. Employees are treated like children, not highly trained and qualified staff.

    -With the ascent of Bob Bradway, Amgen is now cutting corners and cutting costs anywhere and everywhere, from the cafeterias to the number of steps it takes to move a molecule to the clinic. Bob's methods will no doubt boost EPS temporarily but long term it will hurt the company tremendously.

    -People are forced to spend a significant amount of time in worthless trainings and pointless, repetitive meetings.

    -Management has been threatening layoffs for an entire year. Productivity has plummeted and people are becoming despondent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust the salaries of the employees who have been at Amgen for 20 years and are making salaries that are 2X what they should be. Trust your employees. Don't cut R&D.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Important products, tough environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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