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"It was once a great place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Manager Finance in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager Finance in Thousand Oaks, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Generous vacation policy, including two full weeks of company shutdown.
On-site amenities available to all staff (free gym comparable to private clubs, day care, car wash, gift shops)

Cons

The company has lost its way, and no longer relies on the original values that made it successful.
Lack of work-life balance.
Limited career development opportunities.
Leadership decision making is questionable and self-serving.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place when I started...still better than most places"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good; good benefits

    Cons

    Not much career growth at my level

    Advice to Management

    Institute additional levels in the career framework


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generous perks and benefits, including bonuses, onsite gym, group discount opportunities, and a variety of onsite cafeterias
    College-style campus is an inviting environment to work in
    Amgen Values are a solid set of behavioral rules for staff that help guide choices and decisions

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Corporate culture shift from the early days to today has caused the company to become more bureaucratic and less team oriented
    IT is viewed as a commodity

    Advice to Management

    Actually live the Amgen Values
    Back off on outsourcing
    Don't be afraid of long-time employees and older employees

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