Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
579 Reviews
3.7
579 Reviews
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
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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.  

    Great company overall.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    The work that you do will matter. No matter what task you do; it will be important. Taking your role serious is a MUST!
    Great company overall; especially for women, minorities, those that have an alternative lifestyle, and people less that 40ish.

    Cons

    Lots of A++++ personalities to deal with.
    Seems as if the company as a whole is a little prejudice towards the aging work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never ever do buy out packages. When the need to reduce head count is needed; let attrition run its course. The buy outs have created the unintended consequence of some people sticking around longer than they should just waiting for an early buy out program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Grow talent within. Many training and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Highly regulated industry. Consensus driven is pro and a con

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Rep,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Expense account for clients, Time Flexibility

    Cons

    Tapped Commission, Promotions are not guaranteed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company that cares about its employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lilly is a great company that truly cares about doing the right thing for its employees. Lilly does a nice job allowing employees to explore other career options internally that meet their job qualifications. Lilly encourages employees to develop internal mentors and drive this process through internal networking. Career options have increased outside Indianapolis vs. years in the past.

    Cons

    Lilly needs to continue to work to make decisions more quickly. Communication is key to this process especially between corporate employees and field employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enriquecedora

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - QA in San Juan, PR

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

    Pros

    They help improve your potential

    Cons

    Work-life balance wasn't very appreciated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work/Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    Lilly is a great company with core values and respect for people. There is flexibility during the work day in order to manage life outside work, especially when it comes to families.

    Cons

    Lilly is working its way through challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worth working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Inern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Academic Inern in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    work environment is too good

    Cons

    nothing I can think of

  9.  

    Fabulous Work, Co Workers and Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Despite it's issues in recent years, the years I spent at Eli Lilly were some of the best / most enjoyable of my 20 year career. The companies' mission, it's people, and it's encouragement and resources provided both to it's employees and the community were first rate.

    Cons

    The considerable downsizing in recent years hit so many good and loyal employees and their families hard. Many would have stayed with the company for a lifetime, had the opportunity availed itself. Sadly, market and other conditions decided otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on the pipeline, research, and the best employees. Stay strong. Stay for another 100 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Safer Pharma Company than most...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's been around forever. Family feel. Great diabetes pipeline.

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on in pharma. Last year they laid off a huge percentage of the sales force and the attrition rates since then have been pretty bad.

  11.  

    Experience beyond expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    Incredible pay, chance at a full time offer of you perform well, awesome chances to network and really see the company, incredible people, and a company that truly cares about it's employees

    Cons

    High expectation, so you better be willing to work, but that's not necessarily a bad thing!

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