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Great company, slow growth limits opportunities

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
Current Employee - Director in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

I have been working at Amgen full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great people, great benefits, great work-life balance. Good strategy for the future.

Cons

Decision making process is poor and cumbersome. Slow growth limits opportunities for advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on the decision making process. Figure out a way to provide opportunities for strong performers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Overload and stagnation at top pharmaceutical company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I worked at Amgen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary, excellent benefits, Nice working environment for most people. Structure of ethical behavior is in place with values etc.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited, work life balance is not encouraged. Values are left by wayside due to continued attrition and layoffs and workloads increasing 2 or 3 fold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to be reinstated and management needs to make staff feel valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    it is not about patients !!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Zug (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Zug (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Great comp and benefits !

    Cons

    - senior executives don't seem to understand the beautiful list of company values
    - the mission statement seems only an advertising but nothing behind
    - don't seems to behave socially responsible but only care about topping up the share value at what ever the cost with no attention to company values
    - HR department in zug is very inefficient and nothing is moving in time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly how far you want to go? It is nice to have targets to increase the share value but is it worth to go that far by forgetting all the values and forgetting that you have certain amount of responsibility and commitment to the society.

    recent changes in the company has treated some of the highly contributing resources of the company to leave without even considering the amount of value they add to the system each and every day. Please think more responsible and evaluate better before you take such decisions.

    Bring better and more efficient HR processes and evaluate your HR resources for the quality of work they deliver. HR department seems over confident that they can do what ever they want but if everybody else in the company is committed to deliver their work in acceptable time frames why HR in Zug is taking weeks or even months to get some little signature on a paper. Nobody seems to be confident to complain but is this the culture you want to have in Amgen?

    IS department seems not aligned with the business at all. The decisions taken there seems to have no understanding on what resources required where. Even the good ones who were able to deliver and in the local site disappeared. Please pay more attention to the details , better evaluate the IS leadership and moving everything to India is not the solution. If you think you save cost look at the best practice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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