Amgen - Great company to learn, but too much politics and favortism. | Glassdoor
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"Great company to learn, but too much politics and favortism."

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Current Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great information system, massive data base. You can find anything if you want to learn.

Cons

Technical strong people don't get enough respect if they don't know how to play the politics or not favored by your director.

Advice to Management

Remove the middle layers and get to know your people well.

Other Employee Reviews for Amgen

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from this madness"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Finance in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Finance in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The salaries are higher than anywhere else, for similar titles.

    Cons

    Where do I start...
    >>> 70 hours work weeks are REQUIRED
    >>> An unsustainable business model, with 30% of the workforce being contingent workers (temps)
    >>> Absolutely chaotic environment
    >>> No senior leadership support for improving processes, CONTRARY to what they will tell you during the interview process!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    You are clueless...


  2. "Wonderful opportunities but high stress/competition environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits and awards of Bonus and stocks every year.

    Cons

    High stress environment where competition is overtly promoted and the company will lay-off/RIF staff to increase profit. Company actively moving production overseas to avoid taxes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop moving operations overseas and invest more in American operations and staff.

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