Amgen Reviews in Boulder, CO | Glassdoor

Amgen Boulder Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
14 reviews

Filter

Filter

Boulder, CO

3.7
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
Robert A. Bradway
6 Ratings

14 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to work!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people; Great benefits including stock options; Very collaborative; Workers passionate about the people they serve

    Cons

    Off-shored to Puerto Rico; Minimal growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Keep delivering to patients.


  2. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Lead, Senior Instrumentation Technician in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Lead, Senior Instrumentation Technician in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, cares about employees work life balance

    Cons

    a little top heavy in the management arena, but all in all the best place I have ever worked.

    Amgen Response

    Nov 4, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a good experience during your time with Amgen.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amgen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting technology, the facility was well maintained, the introductory training was very thorough, there were a lot of "team building" events with good food and even beer, although it was awkward to attend those surrounded by people who were so anti-team mentality.

    Cons

    Long hours, thankless management, culture of disrespect. I relocated across the country to take a job there, and ended up resigning after one year. It was such an awkward place to work. It seemed that everyone was out to make each other look bad, not a team atmosphere at all. I've never had a problem getting along with coworkers, but there, every attempt to make conversation was met with hostility. I was then transferred to an even worse department after about 4 months. The supervisor would do things like try to write people up for taking a ten minute break to go eat a granola bar. This was a 12 hour shift with only one 30 minute break.

    Advice to Management

    It was almost a decade ago when I worked there, and I'm sure they've gotten a lot of comments since then.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Principal Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits
    Strong pipeline
    World class process development organization

    Cons

    High level of organizational change now (2015)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good compensation, little development opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well and great benefits. 401K and vacation are generous.

    Cons

    Confusing place to work. Overly demanding on the competent folks, leaving the incompetent to do very little. Little to no opportunity for promotion, particularly when widely known, far-below-average staff are consistently promoted based on age, race and gender to fulfill quotas.


  7. "Positive learning experience and advancement opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amgen rate very high for benefits, compensation, and work life balance. Very team based and excellant safety culture.

    Cons

    Amgen has changed its business practices which include the closure of some sites. The Colorado site will be shutdown by late 2015 or early 2016.


  8. "Amgen an awesome place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - N/A in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inspite of announcement to close Colorado offices, still an awesome place to work.

    Cons

    Announcement to close Colorado offices.


  9. "A very good place to work, as long as your site is favored by upper management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good salaries and benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    Company does not want to have manufacturing in the United States.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider decisions to continue to offshore more and more of your production.


  10. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amgen has fantastic people, uses innovative technologies, is constantly trying to improve, and has a strong ethical base from which it helps as many patients as possible. I have nothing bad to say about the company.

    Cons

    Challenging environment - very busy

    Advice to Management

    Remember your staff that helped get yo9u where you are today - do not become obsessed with the bottom line


  11. "Amgen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are very good. The pay is very good as well. The front line management is hit or miss.

    Cons

    The Amgen Values are heavily emphasized, however, senior management seems have a do as I say not as I do approach.



Showing 14 of 1,424 reviews
Reset Filters