“..at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was given the option to work from home (WFH) until my delivery to minimize any unnecessary exposure to the virus. Since returning to work, I have been on rotational work pods. This flexibility allows me to spend more quality time with my newborn. My manager also regularly checks-in with me to ensure all is well. There were occasions where I had to take urgent time off, and she was very understanding and reassured me that I could work remotely or take more time off if needed. When back in the office, I was able to nurse comfortably in the dedicated mothers’ rooms which is adequately equipped for nursing mothers.
As a WFH staff, I also benefitted from Amgen’s ergonomics learning and risk assessment program which is complemented with a loaner support program. Upon assessment, ergonomics equipment and furnishings such as monitors, and chairs are delivered and installed at the staff’s homes. I received a hands-free headset that allows me to be more effective in meetings, which interestingly also serves as a great prompter to my kids that mummy is now busy working!
My kids are also having fun with the multiple care packs that Amgen had distributed to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and our loved ones. From hygiene items such as masks, hand sanitizers to family-friendly games and virtual activities, my family had played many rounds of pick-up sticks and Jenga – of which, they are now prized possessions in my daughter’s toy box.
In this challenging year, Amgen has gone the extra mile to support its staff. These gestures took a huge load off me and allowed me to focus on what’s important and to experience the joys of motherhood. Thank you Amgen for being so caring and thoughtful. Amgen’s inclusive culture makes it a Great Place to Work!”
Manufacturing Manager, Biologics Manufacturing
Amgen Singapore Manufacturing (ASM)