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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
165 Reviews
3.0
165 Reviews
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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Chairman of the Board Dr Andreas Barner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sr mgmt encourage family time, good work/life balance, treat employees fairly (in 12 reviews)

  • great benefits, generous PTO, decent pay (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • When you reach your KPIs, managers still want more which means work life balance is compromised (in 7 reviews)

  • Changes in upper management have brought a "let's fix this" mentality (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people and environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Its a good place to get your foot in the water and learn about the pharma industry. Very nice people who genuinely want to do good.

    Cons

    Its a small company so you have to work more hours. Not too good for career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Reputable Company Great with Life-Work Balance

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ridgefield, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ridgefield, CT

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For the last 9 years, the company has been some serious changes but one thing that I have admired is that they regard on employees satisfaction. There have been changes with their time-off policies. perks and benefits but one thing for sure is the company prioritize employees work-life balance.

    Cons

    Internal processes in promotion has too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders should consider looking into their people's talent and what they can offer in the job and not to focus on people that other managers favor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place

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    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Former Employee - Associate Director

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the industry while you are on the job, lots of opportunities if you would like to be in-house

    Cons

    This is 'big pharma' so expect lots of rules and regulations in place that are meant to protect you and the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Boehringer Ingelheim

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training on any subject and materials to help individuals continually learn.

    Cons

    Company used to have a unique and caring culture that has been replaced by a conglomerate of managers from all of the big pharmaceutical companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Experience at BI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Very poor upper management, and poor middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate your business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Primary Care Representative II

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    Former Employee - Primary Care Sales Representative II
    Former Employee - Primary Care Sales Representative II

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very impressed with all district team members. Co-workers and manager were great people - smart, friendly, hard-working, and ethical. There was a great team feeling, with everyone supporting one another. PTO credit was given for years of experience in the industry.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was poor. There were always assignments coming down from the home office, quite often redundant. A lot of busy work that interfered with common sense planning. Reps have to spend an hour or two on the computer each night, plus most of a weekend day. I left because after completing all assigned tasks, there was very little time left for a life. Base salary was decent, but below average for the industry. Acronyms galore - makes new reps feel as if they have to learn a whole new language. Websites used by reps either don't work right or are interminably slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have someone keeping track of the administrative burden on the representatives. It seemed like the right hand never knew what the left hand was doing and representatives end up doing a lot of redundant activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Why hire from the outside???

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has been good, but now time to move on. Vacation as a Euro company is decent. I have been blessed with good middle management.

    Cons

    To many positions being filled from the outside. No promotions. Will miss many people that have helped me grow. Will be fun to sell from the other side if I leave. Sales CAP process is a joke. Bonus Structure and Presidents Club is a mystery that no one can verify or explain with any kind of detail or numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Out of touch with front line employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, currently challenging atmosphere!

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    Former Employee - Research in Ridgefield, CT
    Former Employee - Research in Ridgefield, CT

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great colleagues, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Research success has been limited. Current strategy has eliminated almost all innovation. It's hurting the product and they are loosing some valuable skilled talent. Different treatment for some special employees is also a hinderance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closer at where your problems are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The company is overall a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ridgefield, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Ridgefield, CT

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall, the benefits are great, personal growth is depending on you relationship with your manager. In some departments, work and life balance is being promoted and diversity is valued.

    Cons

    It seems that some people are favored more than the others in terms of having a chance for professional development and higher management does not seem to notice this. Promotion is hard to come by and a place to move around in a higher level is very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice for upper management to distribute the opportunity for professional growth or atleast notice if development is just being assigned to same people and mostly their 'friends'.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    BIPI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, owned by The Boehringer Family, tremendous product pipeline

    Cons

    Management a little snooty and had a massive layoff due to their own shortsightedness in a clinical trial vs. the leading selling medication on the planet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go for relationships and experience, not pedigree and beauty when hiring reps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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