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Amgen Thousand Oaks Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Finance Intern"

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    • 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. "QC Analyst"

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work and life was well balanced

    Cons

    comparing to other companies amgen is the best!!! I missed working in amgen.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great name amgen!!!!!


  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Great staff, excellent science, great location. Lots of support from management.

    Cons

    The company reorganizes departments and staff semi-regularly and that means they sometimes ask people to move to different Amgen sites or they lay them off.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for!!!"

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    • 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!"

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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.


  7. "Great company"

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    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


  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company - great benefits

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted - flat company structure

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  9. "Graduate Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Co-Op in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Co-Op in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Exposure by Manager and other team members

    Cons

    Hard to get Full-time positions


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Amgen - a magical place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! This is my second employment stint at Amgen. There is really no other place like Amgen. You will be surrounded by some of the most intelligent, hardworking, ethical, and nice co-workers that can be found. The company fosters great science, importance on a 360 view of decisions, and involvement of all.
    It also has a great environment outside of work. Whether you are interested in sports activity, hiking, cooking, or what ever . . . you will find others in the company that share that interest.
    Living in Southern California is also a big plus!

    Cons

    The cost of living is high in SoCal. The compensation is competitive, but not over the top. The company, the environment, the people, the weather is why you should work for Amgen.

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation versus industry standards and adjust for cost of living in SoCal.


  11. "Continues to be a great journey"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Statistician in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Statistician in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The emphasis on work-life balance.
    - The ability to collaborate within your function and across functions.
    - Being empowered to make decisions that can make a difference to the company and the people we serve.
    - Flexible work schedule and location.

    Cons

    - The cost of living where most of the offices are located (although this is true for many pharmaceutical and biotech companies)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your staff!



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