Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director 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. Sales rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good company vision, string ethical behavior

    Cons

    Lack of individual accountability, less competitive bonuses


  2. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work, very supportive, very nice people here

    Cons

    Middle state, not many other opportunities


  3. Eli Lilly & Company

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very progressive company to work for. They truly care for the well being of their employees and strive for a good work / life balance for their employees

    Cons

    There are not many things that I can list as cons.


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  5. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with.

    Cons

    None at the present time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Base salary is good. Pension!!! Good match on 401(k). Very challenging work. People are friendly for the most part. Onsite wellness opportunities.

    Cons

    Internal politics. Technical promotion process is burdensome. Seems to be some misalignment in technical job levels for new employees. These are all pretty minor though.

    Advice to Management

    I think management is on the right track. Tech ladder promotion process requires a fair amount of bragging and tooting your own horn. Seems to rely upon publications more than it should for some science and engineering positions.


  7. Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Brownsburg, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Brownsburg, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, great company!

    Cons

    Indianapolis isn't the best city.


  8. Sr Analyst IT

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work / Life Leadership Opportunity Results Driven Respect Culture

    Cons

    Slow Pace Politics Consensus Driven Cost Sensitivity Slow Career Mobility

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is strong, but can work to remove barrier that come with a large organization and leading transformation


  9. Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lilly is probably one of the most Stand Up Pharmaceutical companies in the US. Great reputation with the medical community. I have promoted a variety of products with them for over 20 years and have seen the respect for people in the field by the home office in Indy. Never asked me to do something that I wasn't comfortable with. If you have a good work ethic, you can go far. salary is in the upper third. They've never been a company to offer low base and crazy bonus structure. It sends the wrong message and drives uber aggressive behavior. Lilly Always has a pipeline of products to hopefully fill those coming off patent.

    Cons

    sometimes too conservative in interpreting rules and regulations. But unfavorable public perception these days can ruin a company (or an industry!), so I guess it's better to err on the cautious side.

    Advice to Management

    continue to be transparent to employees about plans for the future


  10. Best company

    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best company to work with

    Cons

    Can't find anything wrong to specify


  11. Internship Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience and learn new laboratory techniques. Received independent project and was treated like an employee and not as an intern. People are extremely helpful.

    Cons

    No cons. Great experience for an internship including people, labs, instrumentation etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.



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