Cons: downsizing, lacking clear direction from the top down
Management in some areas are clueless and disruptive to science. This happens anywhere, not special to Amgen. However, Sr. Management is now all about the bottom line, and the Scientific Method cannot be governed by silly deadlines and budgets. Great place to work, flexible hours, good pay. great people, working with new science is amazing..... until – more... they accelerate the program into the ground and make million dollar business decisions on limited data. – less
Business Objects Lead (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CA – February 19, 2014
This project is being undertaken as part of the larger Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Program, focused on acquiring data from EPPM (Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management) and SAP modules relating to project management, portfolio management and associated capital spend to enable reporting and analysis functionality for those business areas and – more... functions. The goal is to bring related EPPM and SAP data together in a single place to simplify reporting and analysis for portfolio and project management and the associated capital expenditures and open commitments. The subject areas included in the scope of the EDW program are EPPM project and portfolio analysis, EPPM resource allocation, SAP planning scenarios; SAP project related capital expenditures and SAP project related open commitments. – less
Everyday was something new out inthe field, it is a great experience selling a biologic
Senior Biopharmaceutical Representative (Current Employee), East Orange, NJ – February 7, 2014
Pros: doing something challenging day in and day out
Cons: growing number of no see practices
It is a challenge selling to several different therapeutic specialties, as they each have their own different area of focus. Through hard work and a lot fo analytical evaluation, it is quite rewarding when you can pull through the business.
SQL BI Developer (Current Employee), Thousand Oaks, CA – January 17, 2014
Pros: insurance, dataware housing
Cons: finance, health care
• Designed and created databases using normalization techniques. Implemented DDL statements • Defined database structure or schemas and DML to manage data within schema objects • Developed advanced queries, stored procedures, views and functions to retrieve, analyze and update data using MS SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012. • Designed, developed and implemented – more... data import using SSIS to load data from various files into database • Created packages and scheduled server jobs according to established business rules • Provided administrative functions for SQL Server such as implementing database backups, performance tuning and optimization, importing and exporting database objects. Support of high-transaction database • Designed and implemented security by setting up users, profiles and roles and assigning system and object privileges • Used SSRS to develop parameterized reports to group, filter and calculate results. – less
My review is based on BioVex, before Amgen bought the company.
Quality Control Analyst (Former Employee), Woburn, MA – January 14, 2014
Pros: some good employees to work with
Cons: terrible management and training
From the first day I started I was in a very negative environment. There was no team attitude at all. It was every man for himself with people talking behind everyone's back and no direction at all from management. The training was extremely poor I would never want to work under the same management again.
QC ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), PR – January 9, 2014
This was the first company that gave me the opportunity to work on what I really like. The knowledge that I have now in quality control I owe them. A typical work day that was work, work and more work. It was fun and rewarding to work with the team for Microbiology.
QC Microbiology Associate (Current Employee), Woburn, MA – December 31, 2013
Cons: short breaks
The people here are great. The place has just been bought over by Amgen. Therefore the company in Woburn is a little hectic. The hours are crazy at times, we need to be flexible because there are only one shift here.