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"Very good people and company structure, most IT related work has been outsourced."

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Former Contractor - IT Support in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Contractor - IT Support in Thousand Oaks, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amgen as a contractor (More than 8 years)

Pros

Many software and hardware positions to apply for internally if you have a Bachelors degree. IT jobs through contracting agencies can be very good employment (if your department does not get outsourced).

Cons

Amgen is still undergoing layoffs, so do not expect long term employment.

Advice to Management

Hire quality people and provide some permanent benefits for your IT functions instead of going for the lowest bidding contracting agency.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Instrumentation Tech in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Instrumentation Tech in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, awesome benefits, great culture of science based decision makers throughout the company, work in great teams of diverse backgrounds. Made life long friends there

    Cons

    Can be very slow to make key decisions, started to really down size or "reaching Amgen's full potential" as they call it, 3 lay- off's in 5 years at the Colorado site operations,

    Advice to Management

    Far too many excellent workers losing there jobs to overseas operations to save money.


  2. "Great training and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Quality
    Current Employee - Quality
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and industry experience

    Cons

    Lack of long-term career stability and work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    On-going uncertainty about upcoming restructuring has created an environment in which staff do not feel secure in their career and upper management are very risk-adverse. New decision model rolled out across company a good start but many groups still function under decision by consensus.

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