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"Intense atmosphere with excellent benefits"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amgen full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The campus in Thousand Oaks is without question, beautiful and the area a great place to live. The overall benefits are what you would expect from a large corporate employer with added on campus perks. There was a time when Amgen attracted talented people and many are still there, so one is mostly surrounded by smart folks.

Cons

The culture is intense, and that is no understatement. The hierarchy is like no other within the industry, very much a top down organization focused on the bottom line.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Coordinator in West Greenwich, RI
    Current Employee - Material Coordinator in West Greenwich, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has great benefits in their retirement plan and then have a great matching 401K plan

    Cons

    There are changes coming and I am starting to question what the future is. And what Management is not telling us.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the people who do the job what need to change. And really listen to they.


  2. "Employee Satisfaction"

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    • 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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