Amgen Named One of Fortune Magazine's '100 Best Companies to Work For'
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 29 -- Amgen Inc.
(Nasdaq: AMGN), the world's largest biotechnology company, today announced
that it has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies
To Work For." This year, Amgen is honored to be ranked number 33. This is
the fifth time the company has been on the list.
"We have long been convinced that investing in our staff and nurturing a
patient-focused, values-based working environment is a key part of our ongoing
success," said Kevin Sharer, Amgen's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
"We strive to make Amgen a challenging, satisfying and rewarding place to
work, and we are honored to be recognized by Fortune's annual list of
'100 Best Companies To Work For."
Amgen is committed to providing a motivating work environment -- one that
enables staff to make scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that improve
the lives of others. Amgen's primary purpose is to use science and innovation
to dramatically improve people's lives, and that mission serves as a motivator
for Amgen staff throughout the organization.
In addition, the company currently offers a comprehensive compensation and
benefits package that includes base salary, a performance-based bonus plan and
stock option program, significant company contributions to employees'
retirement savings accounts, medical, dental and vision insurance, and
opportunities for career development. The company provides fitness centers in
select locations and a stipend for private memberships in alternate locations,
up to $10,000 per year in tuition reimbursement, paternity leave, adoption
aid, and numerous company events. At its headquarters, Amgen offers childcare
and on-site conveniences including car wash, rental car services, dry
cleaning, massage services, and a weekly farmer's market.
Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops,
manufactures and markets important human therapeutics based on advances in
cellular and molecular biology.
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