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Updated August 20, 2017
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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
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  • The work life balance is not good (in 61 reviews)

  • slow decision making; lack of nimbleness; complacency with some of the staff; highly political; can maintain poor leadership at regional level (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and great developement professional opportunities.

    Cons

    None at the moment.


  2. "Typical big company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, lots of vacation

    Cons

    typical bureaucracy that you would expect to find at any big company, it's a great place to be settled-down, not a great place for any sort of career growth

    Advice to Management

    empower more at lower levels, upper management is completely out of touch with what is going on with employees, talent retention is very poor and there should be concerted efforts made to fix that

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Oncology Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Senior Oncolgoy Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Oncolgoy Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, great products & pipeline; good benefits; great work-life balance/flexibility

    Cons

    lots of turnover; not as competitive salaries as smaller biopharma; lack of strategic vision at middle-management level


  4. "Senior Biopharmaceutical Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Great products with top drawer access and reimbursement programs.

    Cons

    Big pharma. Very political. Difficult to move up even with great results

    Advice to Management

    List to employees. Take note of employees who beat quotas time after time.


  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company great benefits and pay

    Cons

    Customers are hard to access . Market is changing towards payors


  6. "High stress but high rewards"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    -Benefits are fantastic and salaries are very competitive.
    -Beautiful main campus.

    Cons

    -Upper management isn't listening to those executing their strategies enough. They seem to listen at about the Executive Director level and up, but the majority of strategy and operations are carried out and implemented by staff below that level.
    -Despite trying to innovatively strategize at an executive level, the culture is still very rigid and unadapting to change and thinking outside the box.
    - Staff are not given enough opportunities for growth and are overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Consult more with those actually implementing your strategies and operations before actualizing new/changing strategies that will cost the company money or jobs. Don't discount the unique and practical insight of those at more junior levels.


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    High caliber people with great work ethics
    Work Life balance

    Cons

    Constant change in organization structure which may lead to lay offs and efiniltely demotivates the talent

    Advice to Management

    Consistency and People are key to success in this challenging market

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, pay, and growth environment

    Cons

    No immediate cons come to mind. perhaps slower growth I have observed


  9. "Associate Process Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good for getting your feet wet. Great facilities, your learn much.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow if you're not one of the favorites.


  10. "Amgen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Strong pipeline, talented people, benefits

    Cons

    Moving toward big pharma, some leadership in wrong roles

    Advice to Management

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