Amgen - Great pay and benefits, but career growth is very slow | Glassdoor
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"Great pay and benefits, but career growth is very slow"

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Current Employee - Finance Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The company has great pay and benefits and is the most generous in the area. The campus is beautiful and the weather is usually fantastic.

Cons

Once you're in the door, career growth is slow as most hiring occurs from outside to take advantage of the weak economny. Amgen is also the most generous company in the area and there are not many external opportunities that match their benefits and compensation. If you want to grow your career and match your total compensation, expect to relocate.

Advice to Management

Don't underestimate the value of tribal knowledge. Many excellent employees have left Amgen to advance their careers, and valuable history and company experience left with them.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amgen is a great company to work for. Financially very strong and has great work culture.

    Cons

    Career growth is limited and there are not many pharma companies in the neighbourhood


  2. "Was a fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the old days, Amgen was a big company that worked like a startup. The compensation was good, and there was a collaborative atmosphere and staff were motivated and energetic. The compensation is still good, and there is still collaboration, but not so much energy and motivation.

    Cons

    Organization and Culture is changing, maybe we are becoming 'big pharma' - but the market seems to like what's happening now, as the stock price is doing really well.

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