Amgen

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Great company to learn, but too much politics and favortism.

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Current Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great information system, massive data base. You can find anything if you want to learn.

Cons

Technical strong people don't get enough respect if they don't know how to play the politics or not favored by your director.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove the middle layers and get to know your people well.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beautiful campus

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

    I worked at Amgen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Thousand Oaks campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very difficult to achieve. They have succession plans, but I never saw someone agreed on as a successor get the job when the incumbent left. Management typically goes outside for senior people rather than develop from within. The company is currently being dismantled. Look for work in other cities that have more options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your planned cuts quickly and make sure all the 2nd mortgages people took to move to the area are forgiven in total. No one in TO is going to be able to sell their house now that you're cutting back anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    great colleagues, but terrible upper management

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good scientists within my dept. and across different collaborating groups

    Cons

    The upper management is very weak in science, focuses too much on "messaging", and very unfair. It seems that they only care about climbing up the ladder themselves. The actual science and career development for the subordinates are largely ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and get to know supporting staff's true scientific strength. And be good human beings!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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