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"Great environment, great people, but you cant escape the corporate aspects."

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Current Contractor - Cell Culture Technician II in Newbury Park, CA
Current Contractor - Cell Culture Technician II in Newbury Park, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Amgen as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Great people, environment, and a place to learn. Beautiful campus.

Cons

Large corporate environment where things can move slowly sometimes

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Careful what you ask for"

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    Former Employee - Development in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Development in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, nice community (Thousand Oaks, Southern California). Integrated full-service business campus. Excellent research facilities.

    Cons

    Incredibly focused on the bottom line, to the detriment of the public health component of the business model. Extremely willing to sell expensive products, particularly to large number of patients, ~90% of whom may not receive benefit over other treatment choices or even no treatment at all, ~10% who may receive a clinical benefit, but also including some who might not experience benefit but do experience clinically significant adverse events. Strong supporter of higher dosages until safety profile precludes further dose increase.

    Harsh interpersonal environment driven by need to deliver on progress on goal (sell more drug), without significant consideration of societal needs or benefit, beyond that trickling down from incredibly well-compensated management. Positions itself as a benefactor of society, but definitely not the company it used to be, by about 6 times over.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to character company culture as a positive attribute.


  2. "Exciting pipeline and competitive environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High reputation and commitment to patients. Nice benefits. Talented co-workers.

    Cons

    long hours and many meetings. Power point communication.

    Advice to Management

    Improve budgeting and decision making.

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