Amgen Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2020

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3.8
71%
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Amgen President & CEO Robert A. Bradway
Robert A. Bradway
746 Ratings
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  • "Large corporate environment and work life balance may be difficult for some(in 86 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. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, people and benefits

    Cons

    West coast company means adjusting your working day to meet with colleagues

    Amgen Response

    May 22, 2020Social Media Manager

    Hello, thank you for reaching out -- it's so nice to hear from staff from all over the world. We appreciate all you do to advance our mission. Please know, you can always share feedback with our team at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com.

  2. "nice place to work, overall good company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Student in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    nice people in the office friendly atmosphere and not too intense

    Cons

    limited development opportunities outside of london, long commute

    Amgen Response

    August 3, 2020Social Media Coordinator

    Hi there, thank you for your review. We’d really like to hear more of your thoughts on how we can improve our development opportunities. Please contact our team at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more.


  3. "A decent company eroded by short-sighted politics"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good package , good benefits , good office space.

    Cons

    Office politics detrimental to development and well being. Blame attitude, widespread guilt and lack of basic leadership skills.

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    Amgen Response

    July 7, 2020Social Media Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We are committed to cultivating an environment with respect, collaboration, trust, empowerment, and inclusion in all that we do. If you'd be so kind as to share more about your experience with our team at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com, we will do all we can to prevent these feelings in the future. Again, thank you for taking the time to share this with us.

  4. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biosimilars in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and good company to work for!

    Cons

    Operate a Lean company model

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed experience: great pipeline but poor culture"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    In the UK: - Some great colleagues and managers to work with - Good work life balance (not many people in the office after 6pm; except for some more senior people and specific function, can leave at 3pm on friday) - Exciting and promising pipeline to work on, with possibility to learn a lot depending on your programs and teams if you are at least at manager level - Reachable by tube compared to other pharmas in the London area. - No difference between contractor and permanent in term of responsibilities/project and main company/department events - Permanent salary and packages

    Cons

    - Poor culture in general, not empowered, very hierarchical, sad atmosphere at department level - Poor communication between leaders and their department, within department (knowledge sharing...), no interaction between functions (no F2F meeting when people are in the same building) while the office is so isolated from HQ in US ; there has been some improvements lately, driven by Communication, to create a more connected workplace - Top leadership: few individuals do not seems to care about the department and the people - Big lack of careers opportunities: all decisions are taken in the US, leaving very few opportunities for EU staff. No experience nor willingness to develop and mentor junior staff. Career progression, as often in EU compared to US, takes so long, when you are able to do so. Big turnover for the past years. Recently, leadership seems to have identified and communicated about those gaps, but fixing them is now the next step. - No much work from home flexibility, which is manager dependent, so can create unfairness between coworkers - As in every workplace, there are some few horrible coworkers, unbeatable to do nothing or deliver low-quality work but skilled with impressing leadership. - Offices and IT equipment are so old, with very old looking open space, with very few spots for meetings and 1:1's

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Brilliant place to work. Great people, great products, Compliance environment also great.

    Cons

    To many meetings about meetings.

  7. "Amgen UK"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Ethical company with positive outlook. Seeking to innovate across all areas of the business.

    Cons

    Tends to be risk averse. US headquarters mean difficult hours in Europe and can slow efficiency. Limited opportunities in the UK for IS.

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  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - RAM in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, team, management. Very enjoyable and rewarding place to work.

    Cons

    Can’t think of anything at all.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed feelings"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good benefits, lots of autonomy, chances to travel

    Cons

    In recent years I feel that the scientific mission of Amgen has given way to a “follow the money” attitude. The company is now definitely being run by the money men and the old motto of “science first” seems to be forgotten

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    SAS Programmer in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very organised, very polished company. Good direction.

    Cons

    Always looking to cut costs and maximise profit at expense of employees.

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