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Amgen Senior Scientist Reviews

Updated Feb 11, 2020

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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
Robert A. Bradway
13 Ratings
  1. "Good benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good benefit with two week of coMeant wide shut down, one in summer and one in holiday break

    Cons

    The company turn over is high

    Amgen Response

    February 18, 2020Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your review. As a valued team member, we sincerely appreciate your feedback as we strive to create an enjoyable work environment. If you'd like to share more about your experience, please contact talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com at any time.

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    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist 

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    benefits are great and competitive

    Cons

    politics can create an unhappy environment

    Amgen Response

    January 28, 2020Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We strive to create a respectful environment where team members can grow both personally and professionally, and we’re sorry to hear this is not your experience. We encourage you to speak with your manager so we can address this immediately. Please know, you may connect with our team any time at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amgen was a great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High caliber staff, significant financial resources, the company was making a significant effort to streamline business processes and develop technology platforms

    Cons

    Amgen was decimating its IT department and outsourcing IT. With IT becoming more and more important to technology companies, Amgen was reducing the quality and support for IT. It was having a negative impact on functions all across the organization including the scientific functions I was a part of.

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  4. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits such as 1-week paid for both 4th of July and Christmas weeks

    Cons

    Many layers of management and somewhat bureaucratic

  5. "Great company, wonderful people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Data Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is great, compensation is generous, career development is highly valued

    Cons

    Better snacks? All in all i can’t think of anything bad

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Stable"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist 

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Stable place, work life balance

    Cons

    Too many distractions, hard to focus

  7. "Great company with diminishing job security especially in research."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Work with smart people. Get to do cutting edge science.

    Cons

    Always the possibility of layoffs.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Compensation"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Amenities, Benefits. At the core, Amgen treats their employees very well. Hard work, productivity, and willingness to push the scientific needle is recognized and rewarded. Strong diversity and inclusion culture all the way through senior management.

    Cons

    Pipeline planning , drugs running off patent. The future is looking muddy at best.

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  9. "senior associate scientist"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefit is good, 401K is10%.

    Cons

    work intensity is high and intense

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Go else where"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Low salaries for Bay Area. Layoffs every two years. Under qualified managers.

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