Amgen Reviews | Glassdoor

Amgen Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
1,258 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

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
424 Ratings

1,258 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Finance Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergrad Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Undergrad Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Awesome events for interns throughout summer
    -Great people
    -Interesting and applicable project
    -Work/life balance
    -Small group interactions with executives
    -Teamwork
    -Excellent case study

    Cons

    -Difficult vernacular. Understanding the science is extremely difficult
    -Large company, limited exposure to the business

    Advice to Management

    A few more performance reviews would take the guesswork out of how the interns are doing and alleviate the pressure off of a final presentation.


  2. "Admin Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely campus. Wonderful people. Good Work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much red tape. Takes many steps to get approval.

    Advice to Management

    Thin out managers.


  3. "Amgen - a magical place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! This is my second employment stint at Amgen. There is really no other place like Amgen. You will be surrounded by some of the most intelligent, hardworking, ethical, and nice co-workers that can be found. The company fosters great science, importance on a 360 view of decisions, and involvement of all.
    It also has a great environment outside of work. Whether you are interested in sports activity, hiking, cooking, or what ever . . . you will find others in the company that share that interest.
    Living in Southern California is also a big plus!

    Cons

    The cost of living is high in SoCal. The compensation is competitive, but not over the top. The company, the environment, the people, the weather is why you should work for Amgen.

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation versus industry standards and adjust for cost of living in SoCal.


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


  5. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great products and people. Employees are smart, collaborative, positive. Amazing benefits. Flexible work environment. Lot of career opportunities and growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes faced doing more with less people can be a challenge.


  6. "Great and enjoyable place to work and incredible sports culture!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Manager Corporate Accounting in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Corporate Accounting in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Incredible sports culture is one of many reasons working at Amgen is an overall enjoyable experience!

    Cons

    Very few Cons to working at Amgen.


  7. "Continues to be a great journey"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Statistician in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Statistician in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The emphasis on work-life balance.
    - The ability to collaborate within your function and across functions.
    - Being empowered to make decisions that can make a difference to the company and the people we serve.
    - Flexible work schedule and location.

    Cons

    - The cost of living where most of the offices are located (although this is true for many pharmaceutical and biotech companies)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your staff!


  8. "Great Company except few Challenging People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge biotechnology, great mission

    Cons

    Management is closed and very secretive and quite often not trustworthy

    Advice to Management

    Open and transparency will make Amgen the best place to work. It hurts moral with closed minded management.


  9. "Amazing Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The best benefits I ever had and extremely fair pay. Always rewarded those that worked hard

    Cons

    Company is changing and grows then retracts too much. Common theme among most biotech companies now


  10. "Great Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Amgen for nearly a decade; after spending a decade with various large pharma companies on the east coast. Amgen is hands down the best place to work in the industry. Lots of advancement opportunities internally and they truly care about their staff. Beautiful campus, competitive pay and benefits, top-notch childcare facility. Couldn't be happier with my decision to join.

    Cons

    Amgen is a tough, competitive company. If you're not willing to work hard or go the extra mile -- this isn't the company for you.


  11. "engineer"

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

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    good company with solid exposure

    Cons

    too many smart people so opportunities can be limited

    Advice to Management

    na



Showing 1,258 of 1,369 reviews
Reset Filters