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"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
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. "Adminstrative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location & benefits, holiday shut downs.

    Cons

    Instability with constant reorgs, looming layoffs, and limited career path for this particular role.


  2. "Very dynamic place to work, challenging projects, very bright staff members."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, very good compensation, plenty of time off, extremely generous 401k package, very generous bonus plan. Good emphasis on personal scientific growth. Get a week off at Christmas as well as a week off during 4th of July in addition to 15 vacation days. Great campus and great weather year round.

    Cons

    Not many levels within group, so it's difficult to get promoted. Can spend many years at the same level with no promotion reward. Politics within R&D at the very top that trickle down to group. Decisions are made at the top that don't always make much sense with respect to the way each group does things, but must live with decision and must implement it. Like any company, big emphasis on the dollar value which can put constraints on the way one does research.

    Advice to Management

    Believe wholeheartedly in what R&D is trying to accomplish

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