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Amgen Employee Reviews about "decision making"

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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
Robert A. Bradway
808 Ratings
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  1. "Mission Driven and People Oriented Company"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fast paced yet balanced work life atmosphere with progressive environs and hours flexibility - Supportive colleagues and training modules available for finance division

    Cons

    - Manual processes and creation of processes for newly developed teams - Multiple stakeholders and multi-level decision making engender rounds of reviews and buy-ins

    Advice to Management

    - Gather feedback from skip-level and employees on the ground

    Amgen2019-10-18
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Bureaucratic with good benefits/perks"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Whole company shuts down for 1 week during 4th of july and christmas Biotech pays well Fellow employees are intelligent and well meaning Great campus in Thousand Oaks

    Cons

    Very poor decision making with senior leadership - lack of leadership courage to do anything truly progressive. Status quo is a heavy anchor.

    Amgen2019-09-09
  3. Helpful (8)

    "All that glitters..."

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

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great location. Awesome relocation package. Good pay package.

    Cons

    Top-down culture. Lack of decision making. Very common to see promotions NOT based on experience or skills required for the job.

    Amgen2019-08-19
  4. "Finance Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    collaborative culture, intelligent people, beautiful campus

    Cons

    decisions are made collaboratively = slow decision making

    Amgen2018-11-06
  5. Helpful (11)

    "Integration Senior Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Integration Architect in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Intelligent, Driven, and Tenacious Staff.

    Cons

    Retaliate for Whistleblowing, Gross Misuse of Resources, Ego driven impulse decision making with no quantifiable value, Back door politics, likability favored over Skill and Integrity, HR Managers Can ask you if "You want to take it outside" and not get fired, Fact Based Analysis Will Get You laid Off, Excessive Wasteful Spending On Neat Gadgets and Gamer Desktops, Outdated or non-existent documentation, Identifying... Gaps In the Change Control Process Will Get You Laid Off, Task Lists and Success criteria are infinite moving targets, Will actively prevent future employment or derail opportunities with other employers, Will Watch and Listen from your laptop while remote or working from home in your bedroom.

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    Advice to Management

    Get Some Leadership Training, Listen to Your SME's Not Your EGO, Police Your Own, Most importantly JJDIDTIEBUCKLE: Justice – Being fair and consistent. Giving consideration for all sides of each decision, and having rewards and punishments based on merit. Judgement – The Ability to think things through in a clear, and orderly fashion so as to make the right decision. Dependability – Having the ability to... be relied upon to perform duties properly, and complete a job. Always putting in best effort so as to achieve the highest standards of performance. Initiative – Taking action even if direct orders haven’t been given and using resourcefulness to solve problems. Decisiveness – The ability to make good decisions calmly and quickly, and announcing your decisions in a clear, direct and professional manner. Tact – To deal with people in a manner that will maintain good relations and avoid problems. It means that you are polite, calm, and firm. Integrity -To be honest and truthful in everything you say and do, and value sound moral principles above all else. Enthusiasm – Performing of your duties with excitement, optimism, and willing to accept the challenges Bearing – The way you conduct and carry yourself. Manner should reflect alertness, competence, confidence, and control. Unselfishness – To be considerate of others, giving credit to those who deserve it. To make self uncomfortable at the gain of others. Courage – To remain calm, even while recognizing fear. Having the strength to stand up for what is right. Functioning effectively when in immediate physical danger. Knowledge – An understanding of science, art, and people. Knowing your job, the unit’s policies, and being informed on current events. Loyalty – The devotion to country, and the Marine Corps. Unwavering loyalty up and down the chain of command, to seniors, subordinates, and peers. The motto of the Marine Corps is Semper Fidelis (Semper Fi), meaning “Always Faithful”. Endurance – Mental and Physical stamina, which is measured by your ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship.

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    Amgen2018-06-04
  6. "Sr Scientist"

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

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Interesting targets and fantastic science

    Cons

    The decision making process is slow and untransparent.

    Amgen2018-01-31
  7. "Great company with a lot of opportunities"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Many career and growth opportunities; difficult to get bored because there are many new things to do and problems to solve; mentorship (easy to set up coffee chats with senior leaders); excellent work-life balance and benefits; genuine care for the patient

    Cons

    Heavy on presentation decks, lengthy decision-making

    Advice to Management

    Build sustainable systems of governance that will ensure continuity of initiatives

    Amgen2017-09-19
  8. "Strong centralized leadership"

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    Former Employee - CDM Systems Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    profit sharing/merit based bonus competitive salary driven teams centralized direction with focus on science and operational delivery

    Cons

    Sometimes emphasis and direction not always well communicated Lack of attention to satellites- Thousand Oaks is the epicenter for decision-making Reduced attention to education and individual growth Continued travel restrictions and RIFs

    Amgen2017-01-14
  9. "Too big"

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    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

    Amgen2017-01-15
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Director"

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

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location, campus, on site health club, comp package, annual paid shutdowns, quality of employees, impact of products for grievous illnesses; good strategic planning by management, promise of pipeline

    Cons

    High cost of living at headquarters, decision-making concentrated at top (VP+ level) not well delegated, limited opportunity for advancement, increasing sense that Corporate Leadership does not truly value employees, declining employee benefits due to cost savings focus, move to open office environment is distracting; outsourced services do not compare well to insource model regarding quality

    Advice to Management

    Delegate decision-making;; allow budget management at lower levels, improve employee development program e.g. offer leadership development training more broadly, demonstrate consistent value for employees -try to move back to an entrepreneurial culture rather than big pharma culture

    Amgen2016-10-18
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