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"Great in the beginning, Amgen's concern for work-life balance is slipping away."

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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

New CEO has great ideas about how to get Amgen into a modern mind set and business model. Drugs really help people with catastrophic health issues. Drugs in the pipeline are very promising. Manufacturing of the Future will become a reality at Amgen on a very aggressive timeline. Global expansion is a priority and is happening quickly opening up a lot of opportunities

Cons

Amgen's devotion to operational excellence and lean manufacturing has left them with a dedicated, but exhausted workforce in many areas. Emphasis on metrics and ignoring the actual work place signals regarding workload have dealt a blow to the morale of several departments. There is a lot of middle management doing a lot less than the front line employees.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work when it comes to innovation, but hire people so that your salaried staff don't have to constantly work 60 hour a week or more to keep your projects on track.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to Work - although there was a lack of a career path"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company, friendly peers and solid processes. The company treated its employees well and pay was inline with other biotechs. Awesome global HQ in Thousand Oaks.

    Cons

    Career progression was challenging in IT, especially when the company decided to outsource to IBM. The transition to IBM was a disaster and the CIO had to resign - hopefully things will turn around now.


  2. "Innovative Science Based Great Campus High Quality Employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Thousand Oaks campus is beautiful. First class gym, beautiful landscaping and outdoor seating areas. On-site dry cleaning and child care.

    Cons

    It is very hard to promote at Amgen. Some of the departments are very silohed.

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