Amgen

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Striving to keep sight of patients and science while accelerating growth in a changing health care world.

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Former Employee - Business Analyst
Former Employee - Business Analyst

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

Pros

People: Smart, inquiring, caring, committed. You learn something new every day, some of it better than sci-fi.
Benefits. This company takes care of its own. Support staff like HR, Comp, Payroll give an unbelievable level of individual support for a company this size.
Cost discipline.

Cons

Sense of instability: "What's next?" Some staff concerned that the company is trying to move TOO fast...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Patients.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Intense atmosphere with excellent benefits

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Amgen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The campus in Thousand Oaks is without question, beautiful and the area a great place to live. The overall benefits are what you would expect from a large corporate employer with added on campus perks. There was a time when Amgen attracted talented people and many are still there, so one is mostly surrounded by smart folks.

    Cons

    The culture is intense, and that is no understatement. The hierarchy is like no other within the industry, very much a top down organization focused on the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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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