Amgen Administrative Coordinator Reviews

Updated Mar 4, 2020

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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
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9 Ratings
  1. Helpful (7)

    "Yikes - Wasn't Expecting Such a Horrible Experience!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Benefits - Amgen offers incredible benefits, which is probably why the majority of individuals stay there for so many years. 2. Financial Stability - They are higher on the salary dependent on your industry. 3. Beautiful Campus - a gorgeous location with a lot of outdoor seating.

    Cons

    **This is a reflection of my experience of my role and might not be reflected in other departments** 1. Leadership and Management are horrible! Needs a lot of improvement. Whoever hired senior management needs to double-check who they've hired. They hired individuals who are not well-versed when it comes to effectively building strategy or leading a team. 2. Meetings, Meetings, Meetings: Expect to constantly be in meetings. The running joke is that you have a meeting to discuss scheduling another meeting. 3. They promise work-life balance, but there is none. I worked every weekend for the 3 months that I was there. 4. It's a constant game of hot potato. Tasks keep being handed off to other individuals and there's no accountability. 5. Horrible work culture: There is no company-wide events, no bonding, everyone is VERY siloed. 6. Lots of drama and toxic work environment - a lot of people love to gossip! 7. Narrow-minded - maybe it was just my department; however, they had a very conservative outlook.

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    Amgen Response

    March 5, 2020Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your thoughtful and honest review. We’re very sorry to hear about your negative experience. We strive to be a place where everyone, regardless of age, race, or gender identity, feels they belong. We take these concerns seriously and hope you contact our team at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator 

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting and fast paced environment

    Cons

    Hard to advance or find opportunities for growth, Pay is not commensurate with workload for lower level employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "work life balance"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is about it

    Cons

    typical office politics that care less about you

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  4. "Administrative Coordinator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Administrative Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, can work from home, flexible

    Cons

    None, I really like working here, need to look for another job due to current work being transferred to other locations and I do not want to move.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Admin Coordinator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros include generous benefits package, competitive compensation, great company culture and values, awesome work environment, career development and opportunities for growth and advancement

    Cons

    The interview process was competitive and long and I did not receive an adequate amount of training upon starting, most of training consists of on-the-job experience and asking lots of questions

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Blunders"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, vacation and holiday time off, paid twice a year shutdowns for a week.

    Cons

    Lack integrity and structure on handling of employees work life balance, rules vary by person not by law

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "No career growth for Administrative Coordinators"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Administrative Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits including: summer and winter shutdown, 401K matching, onsite gym, flex scheduling IF your manager & HR approve.

    Cons

    The benefits keep dwindling. Administrative coordinators have little to no career growth despite level of competency or experience in other roles. Contingent on your manager/department OT isn't approved and/or paid. Also the AC role is seen as a role that doesn't 'qualify' for flexible scheduling

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Administrative Coordinator"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Administrative Coordinator II in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Amgen for less than a year

    Pros

    All staff are pleasant to work with, except for the RAC (Regular Administrative Coordinator) employees. RAC are consider the permanent AC (Administrative Coordinator) employees, not the contractors (temp employees).

    Cons

    99% of the RAC's are very negative and miserable individuals to work with, definitely not a team player, and most definitely toxic to the Amgen company. Per the AC contractors, 99 % of the RAC's has the reputation of the MAFIA AC's. While the AC contractors are working to accomplish all tasks for the day, the RAC's are out playing doing the following.... personal calls, personal errands, yoga classes/gym/walking, visiting eachother, gossiping via email or phone (landline/cellular) to other RAC's about the AC contractors, complaining about their bosses (business/personal lives), their tasks, other colleagues and their colleague tasks, frequent visits to all of the campus restaurants, cafes, coffee stands, direspecting direct reports and scientists, etc. Once the RAC's realize all of the work the AC contractors are accomplishing not only for their boss, but also assisting other colleagues and other RAC's bosses /direct reports/colleagues due to the RAC out on leave (medical, vacation, sick, etc)... the RAC's starts feeling threaten. RAC's starts immediately spreading childish rumors such as the AC contractor are imcompetent of acheiving their tasks. The RAC's not only accomplish their childish rumors, cause friction between all Amgen employees and contractors, they also black ball the AC Contractor from their contract with Amgen and all subsidiaries. Due to this childish behavior it causes complications for the AC contractor to seek employment elsewhere. Contractors have informed their temp agencies about Amgen's work habits and disturbing behaviors.

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  9. "Good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and there are many very nice people working there.

    Cons

    Layoffs and outsourcing models. Too much use of temp and contractors instead of allowing for staff to step into hybrid roles

  10. "Enjoyed working at Amgen!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits with flexible schedules and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Wish there was more growth opportunities for support staff

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