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Amgen Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and a lot of talented people in the company.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity in recent years


  2. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No complaints to be raised


  3. "District Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. 401K. Gym reimbursement.

    Cons

    Cowardly leaders. Horrible culture. VPs are clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees. Recognize the value of employees. Promote executives from within. Hire based on talent, not which school attended. Listen to your employees.


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  5. "Good training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Smart people; dedicated; great community

    Cons

    Inconsistent management messaging; bottom line culture pushes out highly experienced and creates mediocrity by uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    The constant fear of layoffs is ever present and driving the best employees elsewhere; be wary of your messages.


  6. "Too big"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Research
    Former Employee - Director of Research

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Well compensated, some great coworkers

    Cons

    Too big for efficient decision-making, or risk-taking


  7. "Overworked staff"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good benefits.

    Cons

    Staff is working over time to meet the demand and the company is only hiring contract workers.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in staff development


  8. "Best company so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, flexible and open to risk taking. Have not seen the politics that I witnessed at other companies

    Cons

    Seems to be that you need to be available at all times, including a rare weekend. It's rare but many weekend emails are received

    Advice to Management

    Focus a bit in work / life balance. It's mostly positive but still need to push this to pockets of the company


  9. "Unqualified Senior Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and great location (if you never plan to get another job), great pay and benefits (but they are being cut every year)

    Cons

    1) location: if you decide to leave Amgen, you are almost guaranteed to have to relocate for a new job as the TO location is isolated
    2) Layoffs and Amgen's AFP program which is a fancy name for cost cutting and layoffs
    3) Unqualified senior management: one does not rise to a leadership position because they have the right skills, background, education or talent, they are promoted because they play the politics game and "fall in line" Example: I am a licensed attorney who was reporting to someone that had a music degree and absolutely no experience in the subject matter.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to streamline and cut costs, put qualified people in senior management roles who will challenge the status quo, hire external, if you keep promoting people with the wrong backgrounds who know nothing but the Amgen way, you will never learn of new ideas. Stop promoting those who fall in line and reward those who bring ideas and advice to the table even if it's not the Amgen way. Nothing hurts morale more than to see someone completely unqualified get promoted to Director or Executive Director roles solely because they can play politics and hide behind your excessive use of PowerPoint slides and create fancy, yet inaccurate, data.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Employment experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation. Many opportunities to network and explore different areas in the company.

    Cons

    Senior management in some organizations are not effective, they manage up only and staff are left without direction.


  11. "Amgen Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. territory size is manageable. Quality of life is good. Management is supportive but not always helpful. Is that twenty words, yet?

    Cons

    Formulary coverage for products. Management is More concerned with compliance than anything else. Lack of cohesiveness among teams. Is that

    Advice to Management

    Focus on selling, not on reach and frequency.



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