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"Great place to build a career."

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

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

Pros

good people, good experience, professional place to work. Amgen's known for their generous bonuses and European-style paid time off, matching 401k, and awesome gym.

Cons

the benefits make it hard to leave. they're known as the "golden handcuffs." thousand oaks is a miserable town to live in, unless you are ready to have your white picket fence and 2.5 kids. then it's a great town to live in.

Advice to Management

as we grow, we must expand our resources. if resources are constrained, so will growth.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Strict compliance, but well structured and challenging."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Control Analyst in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Control Analyst in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful, clean, up-to-date laboratories and analytical equipment. I've always had the supplies and reagents necessary to perform my work.

    Cons

    Frequent staff reorganizations can break up teams and leave you in a position you never requested.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees' emotional well-being rather than on spreadsheets and emails.


  2. "great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance Intern
    Former Intern - Finance Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits (full-access gym, free gym classes, nap room, free child-care); beautiful campus; wonderful weather & location; generally nice people; sustainable management model

    Cons

    pay-wise can be better compared to other more smaller / more entrepreneurial bio-techs; v difficult for directors to rise to VP w/o outside experience (more outside hires)

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent to underlings

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