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Top Notch Place to Work
Specialist (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAMarch 21, 2019
I have worked at various large Fortune 500 companies and this place has been the best place I've had the pleasure of working at so far. The people were the best, they were some of the most intelligent people I had ever worked with and everyone seemed very happy. The work was challenging but cutting edge and visionary. This is the kind of place you would want your kid to land a job at after college.
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Great work culture
Cons
Difficult to get in if you're not highly educated or very experienced
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4.0
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productive fun work place
Laboratory calibration technician (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAMarch 21, 2019
very nice clean enviorment to work , a great place to learn a lot in the field but the chances of long term employment are very slim to none its mainly contacted work.and not payed as well as should be for the work conducted.
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5.0
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Awesome company
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 20, 2019
I was part of the team that helped with the Tour of California. It was a great experience. Unfortunately, I was not offered a full time position. The staff, location, and pay were great.
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5.0
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Excellent pharmaceutical company
PROCUREMENT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAMarch 20, 2019
State of the art modern campus. Innovative cutting edge, technologically advanced collaborative team-oriented, creative environment. Fast-paced. Excellent place to work.
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3.0
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Excellent Pay
Sr. Specialist QA (Former Employee) –  Juncos, PRMarch 19, 2019
Amgen is a solid company with excellent salary benefits and it is aggressively pursuing to maintain it's placed as one of the largest biopharmaceuticals in the world.
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4.0
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Career Advancement Opportunities All Around--If You Work Hard
Director (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAMarch 19, 2019
Amgen is a large global biotechnology company that has its share of "big pharma" challenges: Political in-fighting over resources, restrictive budgets that impose obstacles to planning, slow-moving decision-making, too many unhelpful meetings, regional teams that do not want to follow the "global" rules, and upper management that does not truly delegate to its team members on "important" decisions.
So that means it is successful--it is a growing company with a robust pipeline; a global company operating in over 120 countries; and at the forefront of pricing and reimbursement conversations as it takes on the political headwinds.
All of this means the company has needs for smart, hard-working, creative, and patient team members. Most of all, collaboration --despite how slowly process moves--is a skill required for success.
Pros
Above-average compensation and benefits package
Cons
Limited opportunities for career advancement above the Director level
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3.0
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Need for Director-level Management Training & Sr. Level Oversight
Senior Associate IS Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAMarch 19, 2019
Lack of a visible on-going senior management presence which allowed for lack of significant on-going progress and clear identification of enterprise-wise goals and director-level synchronization. Need for integration of lower level staff capabilities and skills and less reliance on contractor management in lieu of action from director-level staff. Way too many meetings with no clear advancement of organizational objectives. Lots of waste here of human and organizational resources, including the allowance of dysfunctional workplace behaviors to continue with promotions and continued tenure despite notification to human resources.
Pros
Significant Paid Time Off
Cons
Waste of Human & Organizational Resources
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5.0
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Ambiente de trabajo muy profecional y amigable.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Juncos, PRMarch 18, 2019
Una empresa que toma el cuidado de la salud muy enserio. El nivel de profesionales es muy alto. Las condiciones de trabajo son de las mas altas estándares de limpieza requerida y en muchas ocasiones exceden los niveles requeridos por las distintas agencias regulatorias. Ambiente de trabajo seguro. Pero el mejor activo de la compañía es el personal que trabaja en dicha compañia..!!!
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3.0
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Overall a good place to work
Early Stage Research Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAMarch 16, 2019
Overall Amgen is a good place to work but, like any organization, there can be work place bullying and poor management which can have ethical implications. When working with drugs that can cure or kill, ethics should always be 100% strong but, it isn't always the case.. Overall, Amgen tends to hire the best of the best . They offer an incredible gym onsite and free snacks to keep you going through the day. Overall, you are asked to work hard and you want to work hard.
Pros
Great gym and benefits
Cons
work place bullying and ethical issues
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3.0
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regular
Specialist QA (Employer (Current Employee) –  Municipio de Juncos, PRMarch 14, 2019
Management need improvement
Too much time withthout connection with work area. Also need to improve job security, management and job culture. Specially in Quality Department.
Pros
salary
Cons
balance between work/life
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3.0
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Manufacturing
Senior Associate Manufacturing (Current Employee) –  Amgen RIMarch 12, 2019
- Learn a lot from some good people
- Higher than average pay
- Labor intensive
- High rate of management personnel change

Working in manufacturing is demanding and at times people are reprimanded for various mistakes, but everyone tries their best to do the job right.

Team environment in a busy manufacturing facility and there is little "down-time"

Administrative positions realize a little more freedom and some degree of a more relaxed work atmosphere.
Pros
Learning the industry
Cons
Forced bell-curve ranking in manufacturing
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3.0
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Good company, lousy managers
Sr. Associate Scientist (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAMarch 12, 2019
While not all of the management at Amgen is bad, there are some senior managers that are disconnected, authoritarian, and motivated only by their personal gain. The general culture has become one of fear and retribution instead of security and learning.
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3.0
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Good workplace for employees, not so much for contract workers
Associate Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLMarch 11, 2019
Good luck getting hired if you are a contract worker, they would rather keep you as a temp so they do not have to pay health insurance. It was a good job, but no chances for advancement
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4.0
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Amgen
Sr. Program Manager CMCi (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMarch 10, 2019
work culture was great
hard work paid off
good learning experience
great interaction with other teams
great people to work with
governance and other technical reviews laid out well
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3.0
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Excelente cafeteria
Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee) –  Municipio de Juncos, PRFebruary 28, 2019
Amgen es un lugar de trabajo seguro, con un personal muy amable y servicial. El servicio de la cafeteria es excelente y la disponibilidad de horario que tiene la misma ayuda a que todos los empleados (sin emportar el turno que tengan) puedan tener como opcion un lugar accessible para comer.
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5.0
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Excellent learning and advancement opportunity
Storage Administrator (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAFebruary 27, 2019
No opportunity to be kept on full time. There was just tad bit of jealousy due to the fact that I passed friends of others in higher places unintentionally and my reputation was discredited in an ugly way even though I was acquitted. Other than that it was a great place to work.
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4.0
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productive and fun working with Amgen
Accelrys Pipeline Pilot, Genedata Screener (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAFebruary 25, 2019
 System owner for 2 complex applications
 Onsite coordinator and Technology lead for Java Applications in the portfolio
 Stabilized the application and brought the Incident count and MTTR down for Screener and Pipeline Pilot application
 Support transition and setup of new Java applications that are on boarded to support scope
 Developed protocols for automation of reports in Pipeline Pilot
 Completed around 600-person hours of Enhancements for different set of applications in the portfolio.
 Contributed 2 major Build projects that were executed as part of SoW.
 Lead the Onshore team and Co-ordinate with other Off-shore teams.
 Documented best practice and lessons learnt for customer future reference.
 Bug fixing, Defect tracking and updating the support tickets.
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5.0
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Great Company
Associate Scientist (Former Employee) –  Municipio de Juncos, PRFebruary 24, 2019
Great company and work ethic. Very good experience working there, lots of learning. Employees practice company values and seem to develop within the workplace.
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5.0
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Lab Tech Animal
Server (Former Employee) –  Animal Tech lab a Good YersFebruary 22, 2019
I Work Hard at my Job At Amgen in Thousand Oaks as a Animal Technician 1996-2007 Has a Good Team There As Animal Tech it was nice too Work for SRI Intterational
Pros
no free launch
Cons
good
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Nice
Sr. Quality Analyst (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLFebruary 21, 2019
This company is very good. I love to work here.you can balance your personal life also. you can work from home too. they have nice security system too.
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