Amgen
3.5 of 5 532 reviews
www.amgen.com Thousand Oaks, CA 5000+ Employees

Amgen Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.5 532 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway

Robert A. Bradway

(149 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/Life balance competitive salaries and challenging work"
    in 58 reviews
  • "Amgen offers great benefits in terms of vacation time and 401K matching"
    in 66 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is no work/life balance and no career development towards their employees"
    in 16 reviews
  • "There are to many people involved in the decision making process and stepping on others"
    in 25 reviews
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Utopic environment that pushes you to be your best

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIncredibly intelligent colleagues, good compensation, good location, great products that make you proud to work there.

ConsLimited upward mobility in Canada, expectation that staff who really want to grow will move to California head office.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, loved the place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDecent salaries, very competitive benefit packages. Company match for 401(k) is hard to beat. Work life balance is good and office culture is friendly.

ConsPromotion within R&D has become increasingly difficult lately.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Quality Control Associate (Former Employee)
Longmont, CO (US)

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits, great coworkers, great facilities

ConsCan be high stress. Very competitive. Very corporate

Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance is touted at Amgen, but is not put in practice well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work at

Scientist (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

I have been working at Amgen full-time

Prosworking with motivated and smart people
industry-leading benefits and 401k plan
good work/life balance

ConsOngoing disruptive restructuring to "reach full potential"
uncertain employment future
overboardingly bureaucratic and hierarchic
slow communication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place To Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amgen full-time

ProsAmgen has very competitive pay and benefits with the rest of the industry. In the area they are currently at, they are the top paying and best place to work.

ConsPay and benefits. Hard to leave the company on your own with the pay and benefits of Amgen. Upward mobility is stifled in certain job families.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in American. Quit moving all the jobs offshore and lobby for corporate tax breaks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My employment experience with Amgen was very rewarding and challenging

Manufacturing Specialist (Former Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA great amount of opportunity if you choose that path

ConsMany jobs are now outsourced

Advice to Senior ManagementMore use of local employment seekers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amgen

ProsGreat people, great facility, good salaries and opportunities

Consvery burocratic, difficult to get things done.

Advice to Senior Managementlisten

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company that cares for Employees

Manager (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat company that fosters innovation for the benefit of patients, deep and promising pipeline, career advancement for employees, and excellent benefits!

ConsDecision making is delayed due to the Risk averse culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company for work life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amgen full-time

ProsGreat work life balance at Amgen.

ConsNot much career opportunities at Amgen.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat campus and I would definitely come back!

ConsCompensation wasn't always that great especially for the neighbor hood that Amgen is based in.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore career development

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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