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

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  • Culture & Values
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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, opinions treated with respect, everyone honestly doing there best work. Ethical.

    Cons

    Southern california! Ventura county yuck.

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