Amgen

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

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

Pros

Amgen provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, the working environment is excellent in general with some notable exceptions, and the company provides extensive employee development training opportunities. The Amgen campus is ideally located in Thousand Oaks, which has great weather, excellent schools, and a safe environment.

Cons

Career path opportunities are limited and advancement is often driven by politics. Numerous inefficiencies and multiple layers of bureaucracy are prevalent; management decisions are often arbitrary. Far too many unproductive meetings.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A career path with opportunities for advancement, particularly for R&D needs to be in place. Reduce the heavy middle management positions and develop a fair and equitable system for promotions that reduces the politics.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get the lot out the door no matter what.

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    Current Employee - Systems Owner in Juncos, PR
    Current Employee - Systems Owner in Juncos, PR

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

    Pros

    Great products and strong pipeline. Great pay and benefits. Good food, nice facilities, bright people (the ones who actually do the hands-on work =30%)

    Cons

    Relentless AML (Puerto Rico) Management resolve to ship product no matter what. If you go there to work make sure you go for a management position (giving orders), not for an individual contributor position (taking orders and doing the hard work). Low morale. Corporate Hypocrisy at its best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance better work distribution (70% of employees telling what to do and criticizing and 30% of employees doing the hard work and keeping the business rolling). Shift your focus from company financials to patient safety. Get rid of your unfair evaluation system where 10% of the hard working employees have to get bad evaluations to save compensation money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work life balance but to much focus on cost in R&D/Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Very unique in the ability to work on so many products.

    Cons

    Business and lawyers drive the decisions, science is somewhere in the mix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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