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Amgen Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  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. "Securitas Security Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Amgen as a contractor

    Pros

    Beautiful office, down to earth but classy staff, job duties are not complicated.

    Cons

    Contracting through Securitas Security Services - Sucked. Pay is less than $15.00/hour

    Advice to Management

    Amgen's managment staff was awesome. Securitas managment staff needed major improvements.


  3. "Great place to do research!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have great resources for doing research.
    Very good support from manager and collaboration.
    Plenty of opportunities to learn.
    Good benefits.
    Vacation days are very nice.

    Cons

    Didn't notice any so far.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere! Great campus! Great people! Great Values!

    Cons

    They don't have any hammocks on campus to take nap breaks.


  6. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and important work, diverse leadership, plentiful opportunities for advancement, and competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Inconsistent communication levels, can get pigeonholed if you're not careful.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "still great place to be all these years later!"

    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

    Starting my 20th year at Amgen (31 years in the industry) and I would not want to be anywhere else! Leadership that listens, offers development conferences for experienced representatives, marketing/brand team that listen to the field, benefits are outstanding and work/life balance is important!!

    Cons

    no cons to speak of


  8. "Scientist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work/life balance. Employee recognition. Opportunities to do cutting edge science.

    Cons

    The company is not that well known to the public.


  9. "Senior Oncology Specialist Field Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    I've been at Amgen for over 3 years. I've worked in 2 different business units and have had 4 different managers. Every mgr I've had has exemplified the Amgen values of putting the patient first and promoting a good work/life balance. My husband had a promotion within his company that would require a relocation. Amgen had an opening in that city and my current mgr reached out to the hiring mgr and totally supported me making the move. We ended up staying put but I can't tell you how much her support meant to me. Great culture!! Great pipeline!! 5 weeks of paid time off for new hires! Un-paralleled 401-K! Merit raise increases yearly. Personal/Sick days for you or if your child is sick. Great fleet car choices! I've had a Passat and now a Volvo XC-60. I hope to retire here!!

    Cons

    Seriously can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to manage by the Amgen values and implement programs to increase employee satisfaction and ultimately retention. Mini-vans as a fleet choice would be awesome!


  10. ""Best Place to Work""

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

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

    Pros

    -Top Salaries in the Industry
    -Work with some of the most talented people
    -Top 401K, vacation, and company holidays

    Cons

    -Growing very quickly, therefore we have seen some growing pains


  11. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, great benefits even though they are not as good as what they once were. 401K is outstanding. Employee Stock purchase plan is good. Great culture to work within on the sales/marketing side.

    Cons

    Sales is still concerned with Reach and Frequency vs quality of the call. Mgmt is employing the 90's sales model, "more reps per territory is better". This limits access in larger customer orgs = fewer sales opportunities



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