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"Shame they outsourced IT"

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Global company with a great name in the industry, awesome location and benefits , in addition their drug pipeline is getting stronger. Recent setbacks have caused them to become humbler

Cons

in a bid to reduce costs they made a huge mistake by outsourcing IT and now are trying to bring it back in house. The CIO had to fall on his sword and leave as a result. The current CEO needs to go

Advice to Management

Make way for a the new breed of up and coming managers

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

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    "Great benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, flexible hours, good pay, somewhat stable - very if you consider it in comparison to todays economy.

    Cons

    Way too many meetings, town halls and such stuff. Upper management is a bit too conservative and behind in looking at doing things that are at the very edge.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into partnering things that have potential but either won't return enough for the money or have a higher chance of failure.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Recommends
    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.

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