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Amgen Reviews

Updated September 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 59 reviews)

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  1. "QA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Ponce, PR
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Ponce, PR

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

    Pros

    Experience of 20 years in the industry in quality
    And for which 11 in Medical device.

    Cons

    I do not have a University degree
    Only an associate degree.

    Advice to Management

    My scope si to challenge the goal and achieve What si required by the industry and meet the quality
    Standards and safety to deliver a product of excellence to the customer .


  2. "The best biotech company I've ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teams are curious, innovative, collaborative. The brain power in the organization is outstanding. Teams are focused on solving problems and work very hard. Leadership is extremely supportive and draws the best from teams. Decision-making models create efficient progress in operations and on projects. Organization has the potential to be the best in the world if it isn't already.

    Cons

    A lot of change and shifts. High reliance on contract workers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work; at a transformational inflection point transitioning from old-Amgen (highly successful, little competition, hierarchical) to new-Amgen (highly successful, increasing competition, agile/nimble/informal).

    Cons

    Still has more than desirable share of old-Amgen mind-set (e.g., hierarchical).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and as possible accelerate transition to new-Amgen (highly successful, increasing competition, agile/nimble/informal).


  4. "20 + years at Amgen"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great science. Good Colleagues

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Tedious Development Plan bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond publication and presentation record for indicators of talent.


  5. "June 2017"

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    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amgen has an excellent mission to serve every patient, every time. It also has dedicated, skilled and highly-educated employees.

    Cons

    Amgen has a matrix organizational structure


  6. "Global Marketing Communications Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, People, Life/Work Balance

    Cons

    commute from Hayward to South San Francisco


  7. "Truth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Pay ,Mission, and Products

    Cons

    fast paced and changing politics within

  8. "Work Place Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work, great benefits, gym etc. enjoy the campus with few basketball courts, and soccer field.

    Cons

    Growth within the Organization is hard as too many are at same level, more emphasis on cost cutting lately, I guess it has become industry norm

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  9. "amgen review"

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

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

    Pros

    great people, great working environment

    Cons

    limited career development opportunities, no promotion structure


  10. "Amgen"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, SoCal is nice. Solid portfolio.

    Cons

    Amgen is the only big name in town. Fewer opportunities near by.

    Advice to Management

    Have some kind of career development for your people.


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