Amgen Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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3.8
72%
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86%
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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. "Busy but fulfilling"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amgen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company culture. Excellent benefits package. Lots of opportunities to advance and upskill.

    Cons

    No real cons. Prepare to be busy!

    Amgen Response

    August 3, 2020Social Media Coordinator

    Hello, thank you for your review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Amgen. Please know, you can always reach out to us at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience.

  2. "Busy company: Sink or Swim"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, Good training, Great system's and processe's, Friendly staff, Senior management are nice & approachable.

    Cons

    Long hours, dog eat dog culture, overtime is normal and expected. Bad communication at times.

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    Amgen Response

    April 8, 2020Social Media Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review. As a valued member of our team, your feedback is critical to our improvement. Please contact our team at talentacquisitioninquiries@amgen.com to share more about your experience.


  3. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Process, systems, workplace, diversity, flexibility.

    Cons

    it is a good company to work.

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Professionalism from Managers"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Dún Laoghaire
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well Good benefit packages for permanent staff

    Cons

    Very little focus on training Management focused on meeting targets at all costs Regularly see violations on GMP guidelines Managers do not want to accept responsibility for mistakes, always looking to blame members of their staff Staff given too many tasks to do at once and then reprimanded when not everything is finished by the end of the day, focus is on quantity of work not quality of work Managers reluctant to let staff move from department for career advancement opportunities

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  5. "Poor training, too many contractors"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, challenging workload, opportunity to gain experience with many different areas.

    Cons

    Poor management, too many contract employees, poor training.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Stressful and Manic"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Associate in Dún Laoghaire
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    They pay well and that’s it’

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor training, Always looking for people to blame when things go wrong, stressful, manic, little direction and little or no support.

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  7. "IS Specialist"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible, plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    High turnover so a lot of extra work from people leaving

  8. "Engineer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amgen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Loads of exposure to a variety of products produced

    Cons

    Very restrictive to hands on working with equipment, this stifles knowledge and learnings that could be obtained to help continous improvement and efficiencies.

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  9. "Good Placew overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best is the People

    Cons

    The worst is the Technologie

  10. "More accountabilty -less blame"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Amgen full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities South side location

    Cons

    The people can be clicky Management loves the blame game

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