Amgen Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 8 Sep 2020

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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
Robert A. Bradway
896 Ratings
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  • "Large corporate environment and work life balance may be difficult for some(in 89 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. "Recommended"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Amazing company"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    science-based and high values company

    Cons

    work-life balance, lean structure, too much pressure


  3. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sr Biopharmaceutical Sales in Ḩawallī

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

    Pros

    good product portfolio and good salaries

    Cons

    no investment at all in training or people development and zero work-life balance

    Amgen Response

    Social Media Coordinator

    We value your feedback, appreciate your review, and take these concerns very seriously. If you'd be so kind as to provide details about your experience to talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com, we will do our best to prevent similar feelings in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "General lack of leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) 401(k). 2) Thousand Oaks is a nice area with great weather. 3) Many colleagues (especially those at Director level or lower) are highly science- and evidence-oriented. 4) Many well-meaning colleagues

    Cons

    1) Management by process rather than reason and inspiration. This company is led by its lawyers and Microsoft Excel. 2) Upper management that's generally out of touch with what's happening on the ground. 3) Management that prefers to punch and delegate down than take responsibility. 4) Some upper management with toxic attitudes who, despite complaints, are never disciplined. However, don't you dare be anything but perfectly professional if you're not an ED or higher. 5) Leadership that says one thing and does another. For example, the top-down push for "aggressive prioritization" is juxtaposed by assignment of MORE low priority work and MORE metrics/processes. 6) Development that moves along at a snail's pace despite everyone being overworked due to metrics/processes. 7) A Stalinist corporate environment where people are afraid to speak up. 8) (Department-specific) Lack of appreciation for the people doing the real work on the front lines. 9) (Department-specific) Poor overall compensation by industry standards. 10) An inordinate amount of time updating timelines and budgets for management review. 11) Poor work-life balance; you will be hard-pressed to use your vacation time due to the sheer amount of work and fire drills. Everyone is assigned to multiple programs but expected to be 100% on all of them, another indication that the drive for prioritization is nothing more than empty rhetoric. 12) A deluge of FAKE reviews on Glassdoor via third-party astroturfers to combat downward trajectory in rating. These end up burying the legitimate reviews. Not out of the ordinary, but Amgen is one of the few companies that has hired a PR company to combat negative perceptions on Glassdoor. That should tell you something.

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    Amgen Response

    Social Media Coordinator

    We appreciate your review, value your feedback, and we take these concerns very seriously. While you have provided a great deal of detail, if there is anything additional that you would like to share about your experience, please contact our talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com. It is our sincere goal to prevent similar feelings in the future, and reviews are instrumental in our ability to implement change. Thank you for taking the time to bring these concerns to our attention.

  5. "Recommended Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain 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

    Good culture, people, pay, benefits, and location.

    Cons

    Large corporate environment and work life balance may be difficult for some

    Amgen Response

    Social Media Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We're so glad you're enjoying the benefits and perks we offer our staff members. Please know, you can always reach out to us at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience.

  6. "Excellent Workplace"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation Days, Work life Balance

    Cons

    Frequent Org Changes, Individual Org

    Amgen Response

    Social Media Coordinator

    We're pleased to hear you're enjoying your experience at Amgen. We're proud to provide a competitive benefit and compensation package that enables staff to chart their own career paths and explore opportunities that match their unique talents. Please know, you can always connect with us at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience. Thank you for the review.

  7. "Product Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Istanbul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    global, industry, benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    culture, global opportunities, senior level management

    Amgen Response

    Social Media Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review. We're glad your experience was overall positive, but we'd love to hear more of your thoughts on how we can improve in the above areas. Please contact talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more with our team. Thank you very much for your time.

  8. "Great Company Great Benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Contract and Pricing in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work culture, work life balance, opportunity to work with great teams and minds.

    Cons

    None - Great company to work

    Amgen Response

    Social Media Manager

    Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate all you do to advance our mission and support our team. Please know, you can always reach out to talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share feedback with us. Thank you, stay healthy!

  9. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Work culture, work life balance, opportunity to work with great teams and minds, a true leader in healthcare

    Cons

    Not one I can think of - great place to work!

    Amgen Response

    Social Media Manager

    We are thrilled that you see Amgen as a great place to work with amazing talent. Thank you for the review!

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work - Changing Lives Through Medicine"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director, Technology in Newbury Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the mission of the company

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is not great. Amgen will take all you allow it to take.

    Amgen Response

    Social Media Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We recognize that part of fulfilling our great mission is taking care of the people who are contributing toward our advancements. Please know, you can always connect with our team at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to discuss how we can further improve.

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