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No job stability, no benefits for contract workers, poor management
Senior Associate (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CAOctober 14, 2014
Pros: nice campus
Cons: no job stability, poor management, unorganized, do not value talent
Beautiful campus and a lot of friendly and smart coworkers. However, there is no job stability, everyone is always looking over their shoulders and praying that they will still have jobs. Amgen hires a third party company to determine layoffs and they do not value talent.
As a contract worker, you are treated like a second-class citizen, no benefits – more... and cannot participate in any company events. Contract workers must park in the large parking lots and walk 15 minutes to the labs. There is always construction so sometimes it is very difficult to find parking. Management is very poor. Supervisors spend so much time in meetings that they do not have time to properly train employees. – less
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Great place to work
SENIOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN /TECHNICIAN LEAD (Current Employee), West Greenwich, RIOctober 8, 2014
loved the work and the people sorry it had to end,.The work was clean work and productive.
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Great company!
Senior BioOncology Representative (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 6, 2014
Great Company! Have had a long and successful career here. I am thankful for my time here!
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Good Experience
Drafter/Cad Designer & Engineer Assistant (Former Employee), PROctober 2, 2014
Evaluated and adjusted new designs and details drawing to ensure practical completion
• Developed plumbing drafts (P&ID's)
• Developed piping Isometrics
• Supervised Contractors staff during construction projects
• Staff supervision during welding projects.
• Reading drawings interpreting and understanding technical specification, design drawings
schematics, – more... diagrams, to determine methods and sequences of assembly
• Authorization of high risk working permits.
• Maintains liaison with project managers and leaders to make modifications to the existing
drawings for more accurate measures and make the necessary adjustments.
• Created conceptual preliminary designs and coordinate projects.
• Communicated with vendors, coordinated drawing and document exchange
• Documented and improved modifications to the design of existing manufacturing equipment
per FDA standards.
• Designed new equipment measurements to ensure accurate measurements. – less
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First Class company with strong culture
Validation Lead (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CASeptember 28, 2014
Pros: i enjoy the high pressure
Cons: company and ibm politics were sometimes an issue
This was a four month contract (contracted under IBM) at the Amgen Thousand Oaks site for the roll-out of a $200 million SAP enterprise project. I was the Validation Lead with a team of about 5-6 people.

This was a very high pressure position with about 150 additional employees working on the project.

The task ended successfully which was the most – more... enjoyable aspect. – less
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Nice place to work
IT Site Lead Manager (Former Employee), West Greenwich, RISeptember 26, 2014
Pros: clean and professional
Cons: contract roles mostly
assuming you can be an actual FTE , it would be great place to stay , but the majority of roles are contract
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I worked as a temporary resource
Sr. Associate Supply Chain (Current Employee), PRSeptember 24, 2014
The environment was one of respect. There were always something new to learn. This type of industry is full of improvements, something new happen every day. A lot of opportunities to develop as a professional.
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safe work place
Senior Inspector Specialist I QPEG (Former Employee), juncos, puerto ricoSeptember 14, 2014
Pros: free coffe and cookies
Cons: half hour for lunch
Excellent place for work, work of 8 hrs. normal, learned team work leadership, management good appreciation, work with co-workers in process area and final area, the hardest part is strong initiative and best enjoy in the meet work.
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Great work atmosphere
Compliance Contract Administrator II (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CASeptember 9, 2014
The best company I have worked for in a very long time. The campus has a college feel and the amenities such as numerous cafeterias, shuttle, gym, amusement discounts are awesome.
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Interesting challenges
Country Sourcing Manager, UK & Ireland (Former Employee), Cambridge, ENGSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: lovely people
Cons: complex matrix management, too many "decision makers"
Generalist procurement manager - no typical day.

Inherited a very unmotivated team through no fault of their own and had to re-energise - enjoyed the people development element

Hardest part of the job was the matrix management, the multiple reporting processes and the slow decision making process

The most enjoyable part were the interactions with – more... Stakeholders – less
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Amgen
Sr. Biopharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee), AtlantaSeptember 3, 2014
I absolutely love the company culture at Amgen. Senior Leadership (VP of Sales, etc) is very approachable and personable. The benefits are great, even offering two weeks of shut-down vacation on top of your current vacation options.
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great company
Senior Production Planner (Former Employee), Seattle, WAAugust 21, 2014
great company to work for
great bennies
great products, huge pipeline
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Support Manufacturing with raw materials
Material Coordinator Level 6 / Safety Lead (Former Employee), Fremont, CAAugust 16, 2014
Pros: working with co workers
Support Manufacturing with raw materials in a GMP environment. Learned how to take precautious measures to ensure timeline is met. Management was wildely structured and easily approachable. The hardest part was dealing with the dynamics of change of schedule. The most important enjoyable part of the job was working with the co workers.
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Manufacturing Associate 1 (Current Employee), Thousand Oaks, CAAugust 15, 2014
It was a great company and I enjoyed working there....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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Great Benefits
Senior Associate Scientist (Current Employee), Amgen WashingtonAugust 13, 2014
Overall a good experience. Job flexability and benefits were great. Management at Director level and above was sub par.
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Amgen Washington was a fantastic group of talented people
Senior Associate Scientist (Current Employee), SeattleAugust 7, 2014
The Amgen Washington site was a leader in scientific innovation and the people were incredibly talented
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good place to work
engineering technician (Current Employee), Dún Laoghaire, DAugust 7, 2014
good experience, learned a lot of new skills, and enjoyed time spent with this employer.
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Great work environment
Plant Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee), west greenwich, RIAugust 4, 2014
Pros: location of the facility, cafe on site
Cons: stress of reduction in force for business improvement
Typical day includes daily reviews of production records, along with deviations (nonconformances), CAPAs, Change control reviews

I've learned in-depth science behind specific processes, how to deal with multiple client issues at the same time

My coworkers all have different and unique personalities, with which, I get along with all of them

The hardest – more... part of the job is balancing all the work and prioritizing appropriately. – less
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Good company with good benefits, culture, and values
Specialist Quality Assurance (Current Employee), West Greenwich, RIAugust 3, 2014
Pros: values, commitment, people
Cons: healthcare changes over the years (less coverage, more money out of pocket)
My job is in Quality Assurance and I support a large scale, 24/7 manufacturing facility with 5 shifts of peers. At any one time, we can have upwards of 22 lots running at the same time, and up to 4 products. I work a 12 hour day, and spend approximately 75-80% of my time on the floor, reviewing documents, operations, and supporting nonconformance investigations. – more... I started in this industry at this plant 14 years ago, and have basically been educated and grown with this company, learning everything I know about biotech here. My co-workers and peers are awesome, a truly dedicated group of people who have a real passion for what they do and doing it right. They all make this place what it is today. – less
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Clinical Sas programmer
Remote- Sr. Statistical SAS Programmer (Former Employee), remoteJuly 31, 2014
Data analysis
Data modeling per CDISC standards
Creation of SDTM, ADAM, TFL

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About Amgen

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