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About Amgen

A Global Biotechnology Pioneer

We have a presence in approximately 100 countries and regions worldwide and our innovative medicines have reached millions of people in the fight against serious illnesses.




About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. 

Our belief—and the core of our strategy—is that innovative, highly differentiated medicines that provide large clinical benefits in addressing serious diseases are medicines that will not only help patients, but also will help reduce the social and economic burden of disease in society today.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology innovator since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

We focus on six therapeutic areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and many others. Our medicines typically address diseases for which there are limited treatment alternatives, or they are medicines that provide a viable option to what is otherwise available. Click here to learn more about Amgen's pipeline.

We have helped shape the scientific world’s understanding of certain disease processes, and we have engineered new types of therapeutic platforms. As a company, we could not have accomplished all of this were it not for our deep commitment to building a culture that embraces science and innovation—a culture that continues to shape who we are today.

Innovative Medicines

We have a presence in approximately 100 countries and regions worldwide and our innovative medicines have reached millions of people in the fight against serious illnesses. Our medicines typically address diseases for which there are limited treatment options, or they are medicines that provide a viable option to what is otherwise available.

Transformative Research

Understanding the fundamental biological mechanisms of disease is a defining feature of Amgen's discovery research efforts and a major contributor to the development of Amgen's deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines.

World-Class Biomanufacturing

A worldwide leader in biologics manufacturing, Amgen has an outstanding track record of reliably delivering high-quality medicines to patients who need them. At Amgen, robust quality control and a reliable supply of medicines for patients are every bit as important as scientific innovation.

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Our Mission: To Serve Patients

Amgen is transforming biotech to better understand human diseasesand how to fight them. It's a continuous journey that we've committed to as we tackle the challenges most won't. Here, success calls for a collaborative environment. One where science and business link together to assemble support for our mission, accomplishing more for those who rely on us.

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Our Award-Winning Culture

Amgen has consistently been recognized as an employer of choice by organizations like Glassdoor, Great Place to Work, Forbes, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and more. Our employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and empowered with the resources needed to build a meaningful career with flexible work-life balance.

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Our People, Our Values

Hear from Amgen employees around the world share their thoughts on Amgen's values and why working at Amgen is more than just a job.

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Our Values

Be Science-Based

Our success depends on superior scientific innovation, integrity and continuous improvement in all aspects of our business through the application of the scientific method. We see the scientific method as a multi-step process that includes designing the right experiment, collecting and analyzing data and rational decision making. It is not subjective or emotional, but rather a logical, open and rational process. Applying the scientific method in all parts of the organization is expected and highly valued.

Compete Intensely and Win

We compete against time, past performance and industry rivals to rapidly achieve high quality results. Winning requires taking risks. We cannot be lulled into complacency by previous achievements. Though we compete intensely, we maintain high ethical standards and demand integrity in our dealings with competitors, customers, partners and each other.

Create Value for Patients, Staff and Stockholders

We provide value by focusing on the needs of patients. Amgen creates a work environment that provides opportunities for staff members to reach their full potential. We strive to provide stockholders with superior long-term returns while balancing the needs of patients, staff and stockholders.

Be Ethical

We are relentless in applying the highest ethical standards to our products, services and communications.

Trust and Respect Each Other

Every job at Amgen is important and every Amgen staff member is important. We attract diverse, capable and committed people and provide an environment that fosters inclusion, respect, individual responsibility and values diversity. Trust is strengthened through personal initiative and by obtaining quality results rapidly.

Ensure Quality

Quality is a cornerstone of all of our activities. We seek the highest quality information, decisions and people. We produce high quality products and services. Quality is woven into the fabric of everything we do.

Work in Teams

Our teams work quickly to move scientific breakthroughs from the lab through the clinic to the marketplace and to support other aspects of our business. Diverse teams working together generate the best decisions for patients, staff and stockholders. Our team structure provides opportunities for Amgen staff to impact the direction of the organization, to gain broader perspective about other functions within Amgen and to reach their full potential.

Collaborate, Communicate and Be Accountable

Leaders at Amgen seek input and involve key stakeholders in important decisions. In gathering input, strong leaders will welcome diverse opinions, conflicting views and open dialogue for serious consideration. They will clearly communicate decisions and rationale openly and in a timely manner. Once a decision is made, the leader and members of the team will all be accountable for the results and for implementing the decision rapidly.

Our Leadership Attributes

At Amgen, we know success comes from more than just what we doit also how we do it. Our Leadership Attributes guide us in our mission to reliably deliver high-quality, innovative medicines to patients who need them and uphold how we engage with patients, shareholders and each other.


Create a connected, inclusive and inspiring work environment that empowers talent to thrive.


Enable Speed that matches the urgency of patient needs by encouraging progress over perfection.


Connect the dots to amplify the collective power of Amgen to drive results for patients, staff and shareholders.


Lead through change by adapting to an ever-changing environment and defining a clear course of action to deliver results.

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