Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.5 521 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter

John C. Lechleiter

(355 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • nice work-life balance; excellent on-site facility in campus; nice colleagues (in a way being personal);(in 66 reviews)

  • Respect for people, ethics, innovative products, work life balance, people development(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Salaries , Work Life Balance , Nothing Else(in 10 reviews)

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork/family balance and flexible schdules.

    ConsToo much in-fighting between scientists and groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIgnore the pedigree and utilize your real human assets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent.

    Quality Associate (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat opportunities for growth, training, benefits, good pay for work.

    ConsI work all the time at the moment. Not enough hands for work that needs done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Pharma company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs a field sales representative you have a lot of independence and flexibility which is great if you are self motivated. If you like to develop relationships with people this is your job.

    ConsTough industry to be in. A lot of govt regulations. Massive and unexpected layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on building strong teams with high quality people

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    Basic/excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat stable company; nice location, good benefits

    ConsLots of "clicks"; rarely hire CONTRActors & let lots of knowledge leave.

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    Some good people. poor long term vision

    Research Scientist (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsCompensation is good considering low cost of living. Experience is very dependent on management who are turned over frequently.

    ConsPromotions occur as per a strict time based system. Employee turnover is very low so many people have been accumulated at the top of pay scales limiting chance for new employee's to progress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good company for fresh graduate

    Research Scientist (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood trainings for young employee

    Conslocation is not fun

    Advice to Senior Managementless politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, if you are looking for a career and not a job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork / life balance is good
    compensation is competitive
    benefits outside of healthcare are attractive
    people are / culture is friendly

    Consflat org structure
    decisions making process can be slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Notable company with professional and dedicated employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary and benefits, great location, and dedicated employees.

    ConsLilly is a large company and can get bogged down with process and bureaucracy. Sometimes, decisions can take longer than they should to be made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider universal policies and procedures to help with organization and efficiency. Also, offering advancement/placement opportunities for dedicated and driven contract employees would be beneficial.

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    Great entry-level experience!

    Research Scientist (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat experience in a huge multi-national company, able to sit in on a lot of meetings and see what other labs are doing in addition to your projects. It's a great experience and you're thrown into a lab, collabroating with other team members and given your own projects right off the bat. Great experience and opportunities to pick up more projects

    ConsInefficiencies, bureaucracy, anything that comes with a huge company

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the scientists!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company, not perfect

    Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood salary for the area

    Constoo much politics, some supervisor are selfish

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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