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Amgen CEO Robert A. Bradway
Robert A. Bradway
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

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    Current Employee - HRBP 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amgen is a great place to work. People work in teams, we have an open door policy, Flexibility. Career development opportunities and our pipeline is amazing.

    Cons

    Amgen is a great place to work. Amgen is a great place to work. People work in teams, we have an open door policy, Flexibility. Career development opportunities and our pipeline is amazing.

    Advice to Management

    The management team at Amgen understand and have the skills a leadership needs to have. Great employer! Communication is one of their best skills!

  2. Excellent place to learn and work

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Amgen full-time

      Pros

      Great Culture Good environment to grow

      Cons

      In all those 13 years working here I did't found any

    • Great company to work for

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      Current Employee - Biostatistics Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      solid product development pipeline and strategy

      Cons

      relatively lower pay and high attrition rate

    • Great Perks

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Amgen full-time

        Pros

        Perks and the people are good.

        Cons

        Too corporate - hard to move up.

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        Wonderful company and people

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        Former Employee - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        People - I had the privilege of working with not only intelligent people, but also people who care about their impact on the world Benefits - The benefits program did change and was reduced a bit, it was still one of the best packages available at any company I've worked for Patients - It's not often that you get to work at a place that has real purpose and when you know that you are contributing to saving and improving...

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        Cons

        Career Opportunities Limited - opportunities for career advancement were a bit challenging if one did not want to be a biologist, scientist or technology specialist. It prevented me from being able to explore certain areas any further than where I was, when I left. Dependent on Credentials - from a hiring perspective, the prevalent management culture focused disproportionately on degrees and certifications. While those...

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        Advice to Management

        You have generally been committed to diversity at all levels and it shows in hiring and promotions. However, given how good Amgen is traditionally, it might be appropriate to expand the notion of diversity to be more inclusive beyond gender and race. One examples is for recruitment and hiring of non-college degree or certificate only employees and applicants. When I was there I saw a couple of very qualified individuals...

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      • work life balance

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        Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        work life balance is about it

        Cons

        typical office politics that care less about you

        Advice to Management

        lack of communication and honesty

      • Not bad, but definitely losing its edge vs competitors

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        Current Employee - Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Decent benefits, beautiful campus, clean and modern work environment.

        Cons

        Limited opportunity for career advancement. Perpetual expense-cutting efforts have had a negative impact in many areas.

      • OK bit not great

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        Former Employee - IS Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Great benefits, good company name and products that help people. Proud to be associated with company for years.

        Cons

        Company going through a lot of changes. Thousand Oaks may not be the future as groups are getting looked at and moved to other areas or outsourced. Tampa ACC is a disaster and frowned upon by many at Amgen. environment getting very toxic. many Good Amgen folks are leaving for other opportunities.

        Advice to Management

        While outsourcing and relocation might seem great given the cost, when things aren’t done or consulting firms are licking their chops selling work, we aren’t saving any money. Not sure why management doesn’t get that. Get rid of the toxic leadership who smile in your face but are the biggest cause of the issue. everyone k owns who they are, not sure why leadership doesn’t

      • Comfortable environment, little growth

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        Current Employee - Management Development 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        401K matching, location, mediocre work demands, stock price appreciation

        Cons

        Antiquated HR / management team struggling with new talent

        Advice to Management

        Hire someone under 50

      • Still Working out the Kinks at Amgen Tampa

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        Former Employee - Specialist in Tampa, FL
        Doesn't Recommend
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        *Awesome 401K Match *Good Co-workers *Lots of opportunities to get training you can take somewhere else

        Cons

        *No RSUs for lower level, day to day employees *You have to wait a Year+a quarter for ESOP *No Privacy - to the point they police you if you take a shared space for too long. *Very Poor career development from Directors and Managers *Constant cost cuttings - The four stars I am giving for Comp and Benefits is for the Benefits alone. *No systems training

        Advice to Management

        *Start listening and participating with the lower level employees you are expecting to do the jobs. *Stop repeating the same things over and over (process flavor of the week), what worked in California, may not work in Florida. *Stop saying everything is Number 1 priority. *If you are going to keep hiring people without the exact skills but have potential, put some money into developing the skills training to...

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