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"A great place to start your career, gain skills, and move on"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

A lot of autonomy, some incredibly smart people there to learn from, networking is highly encouraged and easy to accomplish, access to directors/executive directors is fairly easy as long as you have a good reason to chat with them, beautiful location and campus, lots of "amenities" (incredible gym, onsite dry cleaning and carwash). Compensation is pretty good, the 401k is ridiculously good (no one will beat it in the industry)

Cons

Lots of politics and beating around the bush, slow decision making process, lots of bureaucracy, no clear career pathing (everyone seems to get elevated at the same time not taking into account the superstars and how they should be promoted faster), not a ton of upward mobility due to "lifers" who have been there forever and don't plan to leave and don't plan to continue to move up either

Advice to Management

Put your money where your mouth is and promote those who deserve it and kick out the mediocrity. You have a great thing going at Amgen, a lot of highly motivated/talented people who will work their butts off for you but you aren't helping them move up at all which is leading to attrition to your competitors and smaller more entrepreneurial companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. "Awesome place to work, a company focused on improving peoples lives."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Problem solvers - push decision making to lowest level possible
    Effective Leadership
    Great pay and benefits
    Great People

    Cons

    Upward mobility is lacking for many people who deserve opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Retain key talent


  2. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers who became friends

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is very supportive

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