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"great company now run by business person not science"

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Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

still very good scientific people

Cons

too many processes involved in decision making
not nimble enough

Advice to Management

Demonstrate value of any of the acqusitions. not just talk as to what can be achieved, but demonstrate what is the value now several have been completed

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. "I learned alot..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart scientists, great benefits, hard work.

    Cons

    No vision, inability to stick with a plan, management override of team descisions so you get no where, obsession with minutia.

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan anad stick with it until you get somewhere and create a workplace where there is an even playing field. Either everyone works hard or everyone enjoys the country club lifestyle.


  2. "Very good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Support advancement when it is earned and makes sense. Good team support of projects big or small and reasonable assignment of resources.

    Cons

    Glacial trying to get a new project approved or a capex purchase made. Even though once its doneit can be done on an almost unlimited scale the approval process is too long.

    Advice to Management

    Form and inter-department committee to regularly review what each department is doing. This way the right hand will know what the left hand is doing.

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