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"Good place for doing science"

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Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Corporate value #1 is "Be Science-Based" and for the most part it is not just lip-service. Very good compensation, health, and 401k plans. Lots of vacation with 2 weeks official shut-down in addition to personal vacation allotment. Upper management team seems really excellent since new CEO.

Cons

Big organization where sometimes the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. Corporate emphasis on improving decision-making still has a way to go. Too many meetings.

Advice to Management

Be sure to keep "Be Science-Based" at the forefront. Otherwise, keep pushing the decision-making improvements.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Helpful (3)

    "They pay you not to question"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are excellent. Great work/life balance. Flexible schedule. The campus is beautiful. I've met some really intelligent and humble people here.

    Cons

    If you are motivated and want to make a difference go somewhere else. This is where people go to be told what to do. If you want to coast on neutral this is the place. Also if you are in your 20's you will be lonely here. Thousand Oaks is no biotech hub.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of the most positive cultures I have ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaboration free from rigors of seniority. The company lives its values everyday. The new parent company, Amgen has prioritized the Onyx culture and continues to support it's innovative and patient centered spirit.

    Cons

    Some confusion caused by changing faces in leadership roles

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