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"Not for everyone. Great benefits and salary. But is it worth it?"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

Pros

Great benefits, stock, health/dental/vision with a big Amgen contribution, TO gym, fantastic eateries on site.
Annual bonuses.
Intellectually stimulating.
Very bright people who are dedicated to their job.

Cons

High stress, overworked departments, many senior managers/directors are promoted and have had no training to manage staff.
Staff morale is at all time low.
Offshore Outsourcing while Amgen jobs are being eliminated.
Outsourced work is poor quality and requires rework over and over.
Senior and Executive Managment are not involved with middle management. They are triple booked in meetings everyday, all day and have lost connection within their own departments.

Advice to Management

Priority 1 EDs, Directors and SM Reconnect with your departments Find a way to let talented staff come up with ideas to make things work better and get a consensus to actually implement those ideas. Not just vent sessions.
Take a hard look at Managment are they the best?
Discontinue unnessary meetings.
Realize that outsourced work may save $ in beginning but the rework costs more in the end.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. "Shame they outsourced IT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    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


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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.

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