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Updated November 14, 2017
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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 60 reviews)

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  1. "Contractors Rule"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, tons of resources, great working conditions

    Cons

    Being a contractor here makes you a 2nd class citizen. Contractors are ineligible for many services. Aside from that - it s great

    Advice to Management

    Employees care far more about the success of the firm than contractors. You may believe a contractor is less costly, but in the end, you pay for more in indirect costs. Opening access to confidential information to contractors with no allegiance to the firm is highly risky.


  2. "HR Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen as a contractor

    Pros

    Continuous learning and development, working alongside top performers and managers.

    Cons

    Contract position with little chance of RFT.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Excellent employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience; industry leading science and technology

    Cons

    Company layoffs not predictable to employees


  4. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Amgen are intelligent and hard working. I would love to go back to Amgen in the future.

    Cons

    As an intern, it would have been nice to have the managers in the office more. They left a lot to go to the Hill


  5. "Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work at own pace, set own appointments, good benefits and pay, fair managers, keep airline miles, stock options, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Minimum calls per day often hard to achieve, large territory, lonely, meetings usually on weekends, clients can be difficult, at times very stressful


  6. "Still Great"

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    • 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

    I'm still learning new skills about the company and strategy. I really like it even after a decade.

    Cons

    Nothing glaring at this time.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Mgf Process Operator in Juncos, PR
    Former Employee - Mgf Process Operator in Juncos, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to work and the best benefits, great health insurance an amazing 401k, good VIP every year. Great co-workers and the best safety place to work

    Cons

    It’s not easy to have a regular position in the company but when you get a regular position you will have the best benefits ever,

  8. "Excellent Company to work for!"

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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

    Benefits, Pay, Generous Time Off, 401K contributions, Incentives, Working atmosphere

    Cons

    Politics at the management level could be challenging


  9. "Amgen is a great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly people.

    Cons

    Los Angeles area is very expensive.


  10. "Devops (linux) Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Devops (Linux) Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Contractor - Devops (Linux) Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working in this environment

    Cons

    Good place to work and Enjoyed working in this environment


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