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Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CADecember 29, 2013
Pros: the people i worked with.
Cons: working with people globally; not being able to work in the same time zone.
I have worked for Amgen Inc. for just under 10 years. I supported a group within the Engineering Department that consists of 7 Directors and their reports, equaling to about 32 people. I managed calendars, scheduled travel, supported their meetings and other clerical type work. I loved the folks I worked with. A typical day was low to medium stress – more... and getting my work done. – less
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Senior Biopharmaceutical Specialist
Sr. Biopharmaceutical Representative (Current Employee), Central CaliforniaDecember 26, 2013
16+ years sales experience, 14+ years pharmaceutical sales experience. Launched 6 new products in Cardiology, Urology, Gastroenterology, and Endocrinology. Sales experience in primary care, Rheumatology, Oncology, Neurology, Long-term care, hospital-based, Dialysis, and Infusion centers. Currently I manage a book of business compiled of $35 million/annually. – more... My territory covers Modesto to Bakersfield, Ca. I reside in Clovis, Ca. – less
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Good place to work
Material Coordinator II (Current Employee), Woburn, MADecember 25, 2013
A good company to work for they take really good care of there regular employees.
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Excellent Company
Senior Performance Test Engineer (Current Employee), Chennai, TNDecember 19, 2013
Pros: employee friendly, very good work culture, very good work-life balance, flexible timings, very good work environment
Cons: no cons. many teams are available and can get good training move up the career ladder
The day will be hectic when we receive more number of volumes on to our Workflow.

I learnt a lot here, since it is my first job. Like how to communicate with the clients, and how to solve problems when issue is raised by them etc.

Management was good

I had a great experience working at HP, and was able to climb the corporate ladder very fast, and – more... accomplished all my desired goals during my time with HP. – less
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Permatemps wanted!
Associate (Current Employee), Thousand Oaks, CADecember 13, 2013
Lots of people in my department were brought in through staffing agencies and don't have health insurance, a retirement plan, or even vacation or sick pay. We have to take tons of unpaid time off during the year for company shutdowns. (Including two weeks at the end of the year. Merry Christmas to you, too, Amgen!) We basically have the same job functions – more... and are expected to work as hard as regular employees, but are treated as second class citizens in every other sense. They subtly dangle the carrot in front of you that you might get hired at the end of your multiyear contract. It hardly ever happens these days, and they will just replace you with a new temp. Oh, and you will be expected to put a smile on your face and train your replacement before you go. – less
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Good job contract ended
Associate manufactoring (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CANovember 26, 2013
Was fun job, lots of learning was still learning. Contract ended.
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The people make the place
Regulatory Affairs (Current Employee), AmgenOctober 28, 2013
Pros: talented staff, benefits
Cons: lots of work, high stress, mgt not always good at prioritizing or decision making
Most people who work at Amgen are high caliber, the best of the best. Not only are they talented and skilled at what they do, but they are also good people you'd like to have as friends.

Amgen demands a lot from its staff. It can be high stress and work/life balance isn't always in balance, especially in certain departments. That said, Amgen also provides – more... a very generous compensation and bonus program, great 401k match, 17 holidays/year plus vacation, nice healthcare benefits and gym plus cafe on site at many sites. – less
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Wonderful people and awesome work culture
Commercial Leadership Program Summer Intern (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CAOctober 19, 2013
Pros: free activities for interns as kayaking, surfing, hiking etc.
Had the best summer working as a Marketing Intern at Amgen. Was assigned an interesting project and a very supportive team of people to work with.
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Wonderful
Sr. Research Associate (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks CaOctober 16, 2013
Pros: free foo
I love the science and culture at Amgen, Worked with great teams over the 18 years with cutting edge science.
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Great company values but poor managment flexibility
Chemical Analyst II (Current Employee), Thousand Oaks, CAOctober 3, 2013
Pros: friendly, collaborative
Cons: hard work, poor flexibility
I work in Analytical Sciences.

The Amgen community fosters creative collaboration and innovation through shared progress. I am friends with all of the people in my department, and they are all extremely friendly and helpful.

Management has a hard time getting things done if it at all goes against the prior planned direction.
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great employees made some good friends
Hygiene Specialist (Former Employee), DĂșn Laoghaire, DOctober 2, 2013
Pros: -
Cons: -
job was good but the management were very unhelpful. was promised a lot of benefits such as safe pass,full time hours, then to be made redundant after 30 days along with a few others who i started with
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Great company
Operations Improvement Engineer (Former Employee), PRSeptember 28, 2013
Best company I have worked for. Great people, culture and compensation.
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what you learned
Vendor Management Specialist (Current Employee), Thousand Oaks, CASeptember 17, 2013
I have learned to balance life and work. Great company to work
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I enjoy working here
Associate Scientist (Temp) (Current Employee), Seattle, WASeptember 12, 2013
My responsibilities were clear and my boss was fairly hands off. He would tell me what needed to be done and I did it. I enjoy working here.
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Great place for work life balance
Project Manager - Strategy and Operations (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CASeptember 11, 2013
My typical day was working on my financial model, and consulting people about how to achieve best results.
I learned all about the medical experiments and R&D operations at Amgen.
Management is ok. No micro management.
My co workers were great, very professional.
The hardest part of my job was to master al the available information.
The most enjoyable – more... part was going to the on campus gym – less
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A very challenging environment, very active agenda, required fast and critical thinking.
Senior Associate QA (Former Employee), PRSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: good benefits and pay rate.
Cons: hard to get a balance between work and personal life.
A typical day of work started with a meeting with your boss and co-workers to discuss what they expect for the day. With minimal supervision. A zero critical errors environment since we were dealing with medicines. Very challenging company. Strong SOP's practices. A company with zero FDA's observations.
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Good work atmoshpere
Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee), Thousand Oaks, CASeptember 5, 2013
Had a great time to work with such good organisation.The co workers were so friendly and supportive.
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Best Job EVER!!
Project Coordinator (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CAAugust 19, 2013
Pros: best place to work ever
Cons: don't really have one
Basically Clerical, Meeting, Conference Calls and organizing all the Various Projects
I learned a variety of need processes and procedures for Project Cordination
Management was wonderful and I enjoyed working with them.
My co-Worker and I got along very well and often times would go out after work or hang out on the weekends. We were like a big family.
Hardest – more... part of my job was getting laid off
The Most enjoyable was going to work everyday – less
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Productive and fun workplace
Laboratory Technician II / CVT (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAAugust 16, 2013
Pros: subsidized train pass, stock options, good benefits, excellent 401k
I really enjoyed working at Amgen. The company is big pharma but they treat their employees generously. My boss always believed in me and pushed me to try things that were outside my comfort zone.
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Very interesting place to learn.
Cleaning Validation Specialist/ Quality Consultant (Former Employee), PRAugust 10, 2013
Pros: i can recommend to all the people.
Is a very interesting place to learn about Biotechnology process and many other things to grow as a professional. When I start remember that all the people around me teach me many thing and now years later all that experience help me to improve and work with all the assignments provided for Amgen.

About Amgen

Amgen is among the biggest of the biotech big'uns, and it's determined to get even bigger. The company uses cellular biology and – Read more