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Amgen Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Finance Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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. "Great place to work!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people; Great benefits including stock options; Very collaborative; Workers passionate about the people they serve

    Cons

    Off-shored to Puerto Rico; Minimal growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Keep delivering to patients.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Just another big pharma company"

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

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Decent salaries, benefits aren't at all bad, plenty of paid vacation, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Benefits decrease every year. RIFs get announced out of the blue and then they drag on for months. Many upper manager perceived as poor managers or leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Amgen Values seem like a joke at times to the employees.


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  5. "Great place to do research!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great money, horrible culture"

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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

    Great salary and benefits, and working to find treatments for patients.

    Cons

    Widget maker culture...it's a large company, but they do little to make individual contributors feel included or important.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside of the box, hire and support "disruptors" and get back to innovative culture.


  7. "Quality people, quality products, ethical, but not great at keeping great people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative science and very high quality people. Company focuses on ethical business, compliance with all regulations - external and internal.

    Cons

    Very poor at succession planning at lower leverls (Manager/Diretor), and retaining top talent. Rarely promote from within, and does a poor job of training and developing. Work-life usually out of balance - fewer people to do more and more.

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping top talent by talking career planning and progression. Inform Legal and Regulatory that they should support innovation, and not simply abide by their own strict and hyper-conservative interpretations of regulations..


  8. "A great company, but not without it's challenges (like anywhere)"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Inspiring mission, smart people, great compensation and benefits, ability to move around and learn new things, effort to recognize and promote talent

    Cons

    Constant restructuring causes people to be fearful for their jobs / territorial; many decisions are bogged down in political bureaucracy; turnover has caused significant loss of knowledge around business processes; some "lifers" actively repress change - without repercussion

    Advice to Management

    Do not let "lifers" stagnate in roles for 5+ years; it becomes a risk to knowledge transfer and ability to improve. If there is a long-term plan to exit a facility, let people know and stop the gossip.


  9. "Amgen Review"

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

    Pros

    The people are intelligent and there are lots of opportunities to move around. The Thousand Oaks campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Depending on what role you have...you either are overworked or under utilized.


  10. "Great company to work for!"

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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 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.


  11. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big stable company with good hard working colleagues

    Cons

    Senior Mgmt puts Shareholders and Patients first, Employees last

    Advice to Management

    Advice



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