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Amgen Reviews

Updated April 15, 2018
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  • Work/life balance is not balanced, despite the companies claim of its importance (in 69 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Community and work-life balance is excellent

    Cons

    Growth opportunities get limited the higher you get


  2. "Senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance; good 401K

    Cons

    Slow promotion; lots of politics

  3. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good people and staff

    Cons

    very slow, takes forever to get it simple things done


  4. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location in cambridge, great benefits

    Cons

    open office could be challenging


  5. "Senior bio pharmaceutical sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Only real negative is some of our products are old and customers want the latest and greatest

    Advice to Management

    Acquire a company or new products to stay at the head of the game


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, hours, benefits, community, focus - healthy environment to be in day to day.

    Cons

    traffic in the morning and at night getting worse


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good growth opportunities for those who want it, good culture and good work life balance."

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    Former Employee - Information Systems Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Information Systems Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, not too stressful environment and good growth opportunities for the taking. 401k matching can’t be beat and bonus and stock program Re generous.

    Cons

    Leadership has been there for a long time and not much of innovation within IT. Far drive for those who don’t wanna live in TO.

    Advice to Management

    Give back to employees with more events or team outings. Work hard play hard !

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Associate Woburn"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Competitive Pay, so they can attract talent, once with the company your screwed.
    They sell work, life, balance, but it doesn't exist.

    Cons

    Woburn Associates are overworked
    SLT does not listen as Biovex SLT did
    No Accountability
    Doesn't feel like a team
    Leadership doesn't lead by example
    Attrition is 40%
    Tons of waste; time, material, etc
    Company to small in Woburn, no where to advance you career unless you leave to another site
    Your just a number and your time is limited
    Shifts are toxic

    Advice to Management

    Bring on MNGRs that will make an impact
    Try to make a diffrence
    Tell workers the truth if the drug product will be going away soon
    Stay away from this site.. It's the total opposite to what Amgen beliefs are


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, Amenities, Benefits.

    At the core, Amgen treats their employees very well. Hard work, productivity, and willingness to push the scientific needle is recognized and rewarded. Strong diversity and inclusion culture all the way through senior management.

    Cons

    Pipeline planning , drugs running off patent. The future is looking muddy at best.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course - be smart about the execution of our new drugs and new drug trials.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Good people. Phenomenal benefits and great pay. All the perks you want in a company.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Management can be a bit stuck up but mostly good people.


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