What do you like about working at Amgen?
Outstanding work/life benefits you won't get at most companies. Employees are a tight knit family.
What don't you like about working at Amgen?
No potential for growth. Amgen does not like to promote from within. HR department has become bloated with becoming the police department. The decision power should lie within the highly paid management teams that focus on everyday operations.
What suggestions do you have for management?
Amgen pays an insane amount of money to train and grow employees, but spends its HR resources recruiting and relocating from the outside. Doesn't make any sense. Before I left there was a push to promote within, but it never got off the ground. Also I need to emphasize: HR department has become bloated with becoming the police department. The decision power should lie within the highly paid management teams that focus on everyday operations.
Please give us a one liner to describe this review.
Amgen; wonderful work/life benefits. Outrageous HR management issues.
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
If you apply direct; unless you know somebody that has major pull, you won't get hired. However if you live cross state, then the HR recruiters would love to steal you from your current company and pay boatloads of money to relocate you. That might be your best strategy to even get an interview. Be prepared for a multitude of panel interviews.