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Amgen IS Business Analyst Review

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Former Employee - IS Business Analyst  in  Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
Former Employee - IS Business Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Really smart, hardworking, busy people
Silicon-valley type benefits for southern cal
Technology-heavy work environment

Cons

Last few years mgmt has been heavy-handed with cost-cutting. People with 10-15 years tenure were let go with a few hours notice.
No visibility to mgmt decision-making.
Bottom-line is the stock price. So watch your back and keep a step-ahead of layoffs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Short-sighted decision-making, with advice fed by management consultants is harming the morale and loyalty of employees

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you can manage the politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A chance to make real impact on the lives of grievously ill people. Very good benefits, including company shut down the first week of July and the last week of December.

    Cons

    The company is overloaded at the levels of director and above with too many people who spend time meeting, talking, lunching, dining, and interfering with real work. (There are a few notable exceptions.) Most people below these levels are very dedicated professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be vigilant and skeptical with senior people describing themselves and their work with profuse superlatives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good scientists reporting to bad management

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    good science, good scientists, excellent benefits. working hard

    Cons

    bad management. re-org is painful and not efficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    science driven, and new blood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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