Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
John C. Lechleiter
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Pros
  • nice work-life balance; excellent on-site facility in campus; nice colleagues (in a way being personal); (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)

  • Slow moving corporate ladder and concentrated decision making power within a few in senior management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Good company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good company to start

    Cons

    Promotion takes too long for research track.


  2. Internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Procurement Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, easy to move around within the company, access to high level manangers

    Cons

    Hard to get into the company


  3. Company that cares about its employees.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent hours, ability to work from home, food selection, Lilly benefits.

    Cons

    At times, promotion opportunities are limited. Working with some older coworkers presents many challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Stay with it!


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  5. Lilly has a good IT Internship program

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lilly's intern projects are actually real-world problems. My boss gave me the option to "build my own project". It taught me how to deal with ambiguity and how to communicate clearly with others.

    Cons

    I wasn't too enthused about the pharmaceutical industry as a whole. As a business analyst intern, it was hard to be excited when I didn't necessarily enjoy learning about Lilly's products and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employees as you've been doing. You all follow the "respect for people" value quite well--don't fall short in that.


  6. Sales rep

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    American Pharma at it's best

    Cons

    Some nepotism when combining sales divisions

    Advice to Management

    Recent mergers of divisions could have been smoother


  7. Wonderful growth opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Academic Contractor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - Academic Contractor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working for a company whose products change lives. The work is a lot more meaningful when your company produces medicines. The people are wonderful and the overall atmosphere is welcoming and supportive.

    Cons

    Being in a highly-regulated industry limits what you can do in some regards. Some people can be overly cautious.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great job of investing in people. Fostering relationships is important. Keep yourselves open to new and different ideas.


  8. Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    SMART co-workers. Incredibly supportive management who is always helping you plan towards your career goals. Great culture, amazing corporate campus, fantastic benefits and health insurance. Love coming to work.

    Cons

    No mountains or oceans in Indiana.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit programs and work/life balance Good opportunities for advancement if you are in Indy Old time corporate culture is slowly changing for the better Raises depend on how well the company is doing, and Lilly is growing

    Cons

    As with any large enterprise, you local department management may not always adhere to corporate standards.


  10. An Excellent Place to Grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is concerned with the professional development of its employees.

    Cons

    None that would add value at the moment.


  11. excellent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Long history, Great benefits, work life balance, low living expense, friendly employees

    Cons

    indianapolis, location, isolated, small city, culture,

    Advice to Management

    No



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