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Updated February 25, 2018
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  • Work/life balance is not balanced, despite the companies claim of its importance (in 70 reviews)

  • Constantly re-organizing, high amount of layers for decision making (in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company with Incredible Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Work Life Balance on All Levels

    Cons

    Promotional opportunity seems to be based upon who you know.


  2. "Sr. Biopharmaceutical Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Bio-pharmaceutical Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Bio-pharmaceutical Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great salary and benefits
    - Depending on your team, you may have good or bad coworkers. In my case, the majority were pretty good
    - Has a strong pipeline for future growth

    Cons

    - Lots of whispers and rumors coming from all over the place
    - Too many middle management
    - Expectations too high for semester quota increases
    - Red tape due to being such a big company

    Advice to Management

    - Management always asks for advice but never implements any processes to fix the issues. If they actually listen to the people and give what is needed, then many people can be successful in the field which will lead to more sales.

  3. "Anthropologists or Business Organizational behaviorists would love this place as a case study."

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    Former Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Summer and Winter shutdown. Gym is great. Lots of processes and learning modules if you need or like this.
    Thousand Oaks weather is great and new open space environment for collaboration.

    Cons

    This place is like a beehive and not in a good way. It looks busy but when you peer inside there are lots of drones and everything is following some primal process but who is driving the ship.But when you ask why things are done, people shrug and point out it is in an SOP. Endless use of acronyms which is on another level. People park in the rooms intended for collaboration for groups.
    This company is unable to adapt to unconventional thinking and has missed the boat in advancing the pipeline compared to its peers due to slavish dedication of maintaining shareholder value.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and ask How Did we get this Way?


  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    good benefit, good company, good work life balance

    Cons

    slow decision and process. There are times that you don't know who is the decision maker.


  5. "A great place to work if you don't mind politics and limited growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very competitive benefits including bonuses, stock grants, 401k match, insurance and more

    Cons

    Corporate culture is political/infighting, hard to maneuver career / limited opportunities to advance, constant restructuring / layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Let things stabilize before going into the next round of restructuring. Look at the big picture, not myopic financials.


  6. "Amgen Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work! Terrific people across the board.

    Cons

    A big company so change is inevitable.


  7. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good people for growth and improvement.

    Cons

    Politics. Scientific and technical value is fading away.

  8. "Review of Amgen"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401k is the best. Really good products. Buy and bill and specialty pharmacy experience is a plus. Good cars and territory

    Cons

    Poor merit increases for doing well- which isn’t motivating.. Some reps look out for themselves and are not good teammates.

    Advice to Management

    Too much of a silo at times across business units. Contest take too long to give updates on contests and are not clear.


  9. "High volume of complex work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On-site preschool, but not subsidized. Top 401k plans in the nation, two weeklong shutdowns per year.

    Cons

    Constantly re-organizing, high amount of layers for decision making. Company focuses too much on Power Point Slides.

    Advice to Management

    Grade level 4's should be salary, not hourly.


  10. "Working group"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great bonus
    Hourly paid/ overtime paid
    friendly place to work

    Cons

    The group I am working is not good at all

    Advice to Management

    They should concentrate more on AMA campus than ATO


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