Amgen Research Associate Reviews

Updated Dec 4, 2019

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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
Robert A. Bradway
10 Ratings
  1. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, forward thinking culture

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth in certain departments

  2. "Review associate"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen for less than a year

    Pros

    Excelente Benefits for all employees in jobs

    Cons

    No aplicable, also is great.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Big Company and Nice perks but they don't care about you"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Research Associate 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, free snacks, meaningful work.

    Cons

    Company is so big they don't care about you. Everyone is overworked.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Overall, a good place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Politics gets in the way of science.

  5. "Excellent employer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience; industry leading science and technology

    Cons

    Company layoffs not predictable to employees

  6. "Great benefits and payin the research group"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    -very competitive salary; overtime on top of salary -easy to accumulate vacation days; 2 week winter break -great coworkers

    Cons

    A lot of politics and hierarchy

  7. "A solid company to work for."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Amgen for more than a year

    Pros

    Company takes care of its employees.

    Cons

    Project priorities can change rapidly.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Associate"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great vacation package and time off. Company has two shutdowns a year.

    Cons

    Only care about shareholders. Layoffs are frequent and over 50% of staff are contract workers now.

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  9. "Research Associate III"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Research Associate III in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Great team to work in. Very knowledgeable and helpful coworkers. Management is very supportive.

    Cons

    There's constant worry about being laid off due to outsourcing. This can create a stressful environment at times

  10. "Research"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Senior Clinical Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, salary and benefits

    Cons

    Merged with Amgen and is no longer autonomous

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