Amgen Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated Apr 13, 2020

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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
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  • "You need to have strong personal boundaries because it's a 24/7 kind of work culture with little work/life balance(in 85 reviews)

  • "Very poor decision making with senior leadership - lack of leadership courage to do anything truly progressive(in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treats employees very well

    Cons

    Pace of decision making sometimes slow

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    Amgen Response

    April 14, 2020Social Media Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review. We're happy to hear your experience with Amgen has been positive. As a valued member of our team, your feedback is critical to our improvement. Please connect with our team at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience.

  2. "Mission Driven and People Oriented Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fast paced yet balanced work life atmosphere with progressive environs and hours flexibility - Supportive colleagues and training modules available for finance division

    Cons

    - Manual processes and creation of processes for newly developed teams - Multiple stakeholders and multi-level decision making engender rounds of reviews and buy-ins

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    "Bureaucratic with good benefits/perks"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Whole company shuts down for 1 week during 4th of july and christmas Biotech pays well Fellow employees are intelligent and well meaning Great campus in Thousand Oaks

    Cons

    Very poor decision making with senior leadership - lack of leadership courage to do anything truly progressive. Status quo is a heavy anchor.

  4. Helpful (9)

    "All that glitters..."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great location. Awesome relocation package. Good pay package.

    Cons

    Top-down culture. Lack of decision making. Very common to see promotions NOT based on experience or skills required for the job.

  5. "Finance Senior Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    collaborative culture, intelligent people, beautiful campus

    Cons

    decisions are made collaboratively = slow decision making

  6. Helpful (12)

    "Integration Senior Advisor"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Integration Architect in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Intelligent, Driven, and Tenacious Staff.

    Cons

    Retaliate for Whistleblowing, Gross Misuse of Resources, Ego driven impulse decision making with no quantifiable value, Back door politics, likability favored over Skill and Integrity, HR Managers Can ask you if "You want to take it outside" and not get fired, Fact Based Analysis Will Get You laid Off, Excessive Wasteful Spending On Neat Gadgets and Gamer Desktops, Outdated or non-existent documentation, Identifying Gaps In the Change Control Process Will Get You Laid Off, Task Lists and Success criteria are infinite moving targets, Will actively prevent future employment or derail opportunities with other employers, Will Watch and Listen from your laptop while remote or working from home in your bedroom.

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  7. "Sr Scientist"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Interesting targets and fantastic science

    Cons

    The decision making process is slow and untransparent.

  8. "Great company with a lot of opportunities"

    4.0
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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen

    Pros

    Many career and growth opportunities; difficult to get bored because there are many new things to do and problems to solve; mentorship (easy to set up coffee chats with senior leaders); excellent work-life balance and benefits; genuine care for the patient

    Cons

    Heavy on presentation decks, lengthy decision-making

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  9. "Marketing director"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Dubai

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

    Pros

    fantastic portfolio of products and pipeline. amazing people. great headquarters. good strategy and processes, excellent ethics and compliance

    Cons

    slow decision making; lack of nimbleness; complacency with some of the staff; highly political; can maintain poor leadership at regional level

  10. "Strong centralized leadership"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - CDM Systems Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    profit sharing/merit based bonus competitive salary driven teams centralized direction with focus on science and operational delivery

    Cons

    Sometimes emphasis and direction not always well communicated Lack of attention to satellites- Thousand Oaks is the epicenter for decision-making Reduced attention to education and individual growth Continued travel restrictions and RIFs

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