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"Worthwhile"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional Medical Liaison in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Regional Medical Liaison in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

It has great benefits especially with longevity. The retirement plan is outstanding and has wonderful matching in the 401K. They have many molecules that are up and coming in the pipeline particularly in the oncology setting. Amgen is expanding their business into the hematology arena.

Cons

They have just recently undergone a significant downsizing of their staff. This is inclusive of sales people as well as Medical Liaisons. I question what the future is going to hold for staff at Amgen.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Oh how the mighty is stumbling....."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Excellent benefits including annual bonus and 2 shutdowns a year
    Reasonably good work-life balance
    Ability to work from home
    Stock price has increased dramatically with onboarding of new CEO

    Cons

    Advancement limited and based solely on "business need"
    Crowded unattractive working conditions due to closure of a newer building
    Employees who leave aren't replaced
    HQ seems to forget we're here

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting from within. This nonsense about "developing our people" doesn't increase their visibility or salary; once they learn a new/additional role, they become more valuable to another company willing to pay them accordingly and off they go.

    LOSE the "Thousand Oaks-centric" mentality. Many people have left the SF site because an internal job change would require a relocation to Thousand Oaks. Conversely, Thousand Oaks employees have relocated to work at other Bay Area companies because their jobs can't be transferred to SF.

    Rethink the layers of governance required to make/approve decisions. It's collapsing under its own weight and delaying development.


  2. "Excellent Benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Signing bonus
    Yearly bonus and Stock
    10% 401K matching (actually 5% matching plus automatic 5% on top)

    Cons

    lack of support between phDs

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