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"Be ready to change"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Brilliant employees, stimulating water cooler conversations, culture (less now than previous years), outstanding benefits, opportunities to try something new, beautiful main campus, inspiring mission.

Cons

Change, change and a lot more changes on top of each other without regard to impact on staff morale, sustainability, or work-life balance. Very limited promotion opportunities.

Advice to Management

Learn from your mistakes, don't ignore Amgen's past experiences, truly listen to staff at all levels (not just communicate survey results with no real change). Consider staff retention as a cost saving devise.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. "Striving to keep sight of patients and science while accelerating growth in a changing health care world."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People: Smart, inquiring, caring, committed. You learn something new every day, some of it better than sci-fi.
    Benefits. This company takes care of its own. Support staff like HR, Comp, Payroll give an unbelievable level of individual support for a company this size.
    Cost discipline.

    Cons

    Sense of instability: "What's next?" Some staff concerned that the company is trying to move TOO fast...

    Advice to Management

    Patients.


  2. "Employee Satisfaction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amgen provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, the working environment is excellent in general with some notable exceptions, and the company provides extensive employee development training opportunities. The Amgen campus is ideally located in Thousand Oaks, which has great weather, excellent schools, and a safe environment.

    Cons

    Career path opportunities are limited and advancement is often driven by politics. Numerous inefficiencies and multiple layers of bureaucracy are prevalent; management decisions are often arbitrary. Far too many unproductive meetings.

    Advice to Management

    A career path with opportunities for advancement, particularly for R&D needs to be in place. Reduce the heavy middle management positions and develop a fair and equitable system for promotions that reduces the politics.

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