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Amgen Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2017
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  • The work life balance is not good (in 64 reviews)

  • slow decision making; lack of nimbleness; complacency with some of the staff; highly political; can maintain poor leadership at regional level (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Technician in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Service Desk Technician in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the cozy friendly environment of Amgen company

    Cons

    No cons for this company


  2. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Smart, motivated people, good products, pipeline strong,

    Cons

    Flat organization, career development not prioritized


  3. "qc analyst(biochemistry)"

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    Current Employee - QC Lab Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - QC Lab Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    good salary good collaboration and mutual benefits

    Cons

    good management and good team worker

    Advice to Management

    collaboration


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Local office in Mississauga Ontario

    Cons

    career opportunities to move up the management chain are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Time to stop outsourcing to CROs and start recruiting internally again.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work, filled with brilliant scientists, overall good communication among groups.

    Cons

    Poor life work balance, internal politics makes things unnecessarily stressful.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Medical Liaison"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing company culture with strong support network and excellent management. Great benefits, perks, stock options, etc.

    Cons

    Strong emphasis on metrics and limited dental benefits.


  8. "great company and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good leadership and charts the course

    Cons

    Flat structure and working experience will depend on who your line Mgr is

    Advice to Management

    More development


  9. "Co-op student"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op
    Former Employee - Co-Op
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amgen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, professional, ethical, treats employees well

    Cons

    as a co-op student there is really no cons


  10. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    cross-functional view, wear many hats

    Cons

    very busy and no work-life balance


  11. "20/20, Looks good at twenty feet and 20Mph, don't look to close or you will see glaring imperfections."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good overall organization. Most pay and benefits above average. Good hard working employees, very knowledgeable field sales and support staff.

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunity. Mid level managers are often stuck with the choice of supporting their reports or choosing to advance their careers.

    Advice to Management

    none


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