Amgen Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2020

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3.8
71%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
Robert A. Bradway
746 Ratings
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  • "Large corporate environment and work life balance may be difficult for some(in 86 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"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Melbourne

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    great salary and job security

    Cons

    centralized and rigid leadership, lack innovation

    Amgen Response

    June 1, 2020Social Media Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review! We're pleased to hear you're enjoying your time at Amgen. Please know, you can always reach out to talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience and ways we can further improve. Thank you for your review.

  2. "Don’t be fooled by the corporate comms messages"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations 

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Benefits eg shares, bonus, medical Products and pipeline Majority of people in positions below director are lovely. Most at director and above lose sight of what’s important and focus on own personal agenda

    Cons

    Leaders are not people leaders Very very poor people leadership Bureaucracy stifles innovation Far too many cooks in the kitchen to be agile Excessive volume of meetings As a company has own self image of being a great place to work which is stopping them from truly reflecting on areas where huge improvements are required to make it a more pleasurable place to work. Eg WFH as an accepted practice is all talk and most managers frown on it as a way of providing flexible work conditions. Hoping recent times will change this behavior.

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    Amgen Response

    June 22, 2020Social Media Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. At Amgen, we aim to uphold the highest degree of professionalism in all we do to serve patients. If you'd be so kind as to provide additional details of your experience by writing to talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com, we will do our very best to prevent similar feelings in the future. Again, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.


  3. "Was a great company to work for in the past"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation package for permanent staff.

    Cons

    Poor company culture, too focussed on shareholders

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    Amgen Response

    May 10, 2020Social Media Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review. We are constantly brainstorming on ways to improve our culture for our employees, and this is the kind of feedback we're interested in hearing. Please know, you can always reach out to talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience.

  4. "Australian business is growing fast"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, interesting pipeline, strong leadership

    Cons

    Competitive external environment, global pressures

  5. "Recommended"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great friendly environment, generous bonus scheme.

    Cons

    Hard to achieve work/life balance

  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern hardware, use of cloud-based solutions, generous salaries, flexible work arrangements, travel opportunities, casual but competitive

    Cons

    Tendency to still be a little too US-centric even though its global footprint is now quite large. Sometimes tries to run on a too lean resourcing model

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  7. "Great company, great people, great values, risk averse"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Value placed on patients and people is paramount, they live their value everyday and expect the same of employees. Remunerate their people very well.

    Cons

    Very flat structure that does not allow for strong career growth. Their policies tend to favour some and not others while occasionally dangling a carrot to keep you interested when the snack or meal will never eventuate

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  8. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for in industry

    Cons

    Big company with lots of employees

    Amgen Response

    August 3, 2020Social Media Coordinator

    We’re glad you've been enjoying your time at Amgen. Please know, you can always reach out to us at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience. Thank you for taking the time!

  9. "Busy but fulfilling"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - QA Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company culture. Excellent benefits package. Lots of opportunities to advance and upskill.

    Cons

    No real cons. Prepare to be busy!

    Amgen Response

    August 3, 2020Social Media Coordinator

    Hello, thank you for your review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Amgen. Please know, you can always reach out to us at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience.

  10. "Good Benefits, slow career development on technical side"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, job stability, good bonus

    Cons

    slow career development. Science departments very slow to promote from within

    Amgen Response

    July 30, 2020Social Media Coordinator

    Hello, thank you for your review. We’re glad to hear your experience at Amgen was positive overall and appreciate your constructive feedback for our team. Please connect with us at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com if you’d like to share more about your experience.

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