Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
576 Reviews
3.7
576 Reviews
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
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385 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; career development for junior; Not good for higher level (in 72 reviews)

  • Great team member; career growth, respect for people (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance wasn't very appreciated (in 11 reviews)

  • Somewhat conservative culture, although senior management is trying to change it (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun fast and fullfilling, alot of things to learn and become familiar with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DHC in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - DHC in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are second to none and we also receive bonus checks annually, our company continues to grow world wide which carry"s good job security.

    Cons

    Im currently on 3rd shift which is a change, but im adjusting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working mother - MBA

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    Organic growth, strong marketing capabilities and expansive global footprint. Good collaboration between affiliates and head office. Changing culture to be less arrogant and less internally focused. CEO is strong communicator.

    Cons

    Culture not appreciative of diversity. Prefer type As - Tend to label or sideline different styles. Non transparent reward and recognition - back stabbing rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold senior leaders accountable for bad behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Spent 34 years there. The company has changed in its approach to employees. Much more of a herd mindset

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    Former Employee - Engineering Director
    Former Employee - Engineering Director

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technically challenging work that is interesting

    Cons

    Company is being mismanaged ....all the eggs are in the research basket hoping for a blockbuster drug and they haven't delivered. Cutbacks...cutbacks and more cutbacks....fear is very front and center. Many very good people have had their lives turned upside down and JK and Eli must be turning in their graves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good foundation for training. Stable company.

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    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Good place to work if you're looking for stability. Generally not quick to layoff employees as they will reallocate you or allow you to apply for a different job if there needs to be changes.

    2. Employee development/training

    3. Compensation package comparable to standard

    Cons

    1. Base pay generally lower than pharmaceutical companies for similar roles.

    2. Employee development is generally not a priority for management. Promotions can be difficult even for high-performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OK for a while

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Scientist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation considering local cost-of-living in Indianapolis. Good benefits and work/life balance. Homey atmosphere (which has its ups and downs, see Cons). Well-developed training resources. Offers a decent opportunity for a new grad to get some good experience at the beginning of their professional career.

    Cons

    Cronyism and politics (and not merit) factors highly into performance reviews (i.e., who you know and being well-liked by everyone is much more important than being productive). High turnover in management leads to discontinuity and ever-changing expectations. Corporate bureaucracy hinders productivity. Conservative culture that is exceedingly slow to take action at times. Limited opportunities for advancement after a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits, overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great benefits

    Cons

    too many managers, and most are horrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    slow developed mid west phar

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist In Statistics in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Research Scientist In Statistics in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance; career development for junior; Not good for higher level. Nice culture and working environment.

    Cons

    Oncology and Diabetes seems good. Autoimmune late phase is ok. pipeline not strong.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Replacement program

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great campus, interesting company, opportunity to work with experts in your field and other students, ergonomic workplace

    Cons

    experience really depends on where you get placed, I was never very busy and was never given any interesting projects to work on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Associate Consultant

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement and education support opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on career path support.

    Recommends
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    sr sales rep, primary care

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good products to sell, benefits and insurance

    Cons

    trying to see 7-10 doctors per day (can only see 2-3?), meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    requiring reps to see doctors based on what the company "sees" i.e. requiring calls on a doc as a high tier but won't see reps.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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