Boehringer Ingelheim

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Boehringer Ingelheim Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
90 Reviews
3.2
90 Reviews
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Andreas Barner
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Modern workspaces are excellent and the work/life balance is enhanced by many employees remote-working (in 5 reviews)

  • Positive working environment - everyone is building to similar goals (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance and it's only going to get worse because of massive layoffs (in 4 reviews)

  • No one listens unless you are in upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast paced environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provided a fun, fast paced work environment. Some teams provided good work life balance although inconsistent. Lots of opportunities for growth. Management training was great!

    Cons

    Work life balance and expectations were not consistent across the organization. Communication was not always transparent. Sometines focused more on timeline than quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue MDP program, was excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr. Assocaite

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    Always learning new things and managers help get you where you want to go

    Cons

    Stressful at times: long hours and physical work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    On the declining

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company has an advantage being privately held but doesn't use it

    Cons

    Lack of leadership breeds mediocrity. The good people are leaving in large numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employees are Great. Intelligent, motivated and most are pleasant.The drug pipeline seems to be very good for the coming 5 years.

    Cons

    Many managers are now cut and dry corporate. Also the pay should be higher and for the last few years salary increases have been in the 2% range even for top producers., a joke. Upper management seems completely detached from the real world and seem to be repeating mistakes that other pharma companies made 5 years ago. I would recommend this job to a friend but to a relative iffy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that a happy employee works more efficiently if they are happily motivated than by the stick.
    training sessions are made unnecessarily complicated. Test on relevant data not obscure facts that will never be brought up in a sales presentation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Boehringer Ingelheim is a great company with great work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company creating good products in diabetes, COPD, and Afib. Subsidized cafeteria, company gym, and in-house dry cleaning.

    Cons

    The company is slow to make decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees to make decisions and remove the red tape.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Management are clueless, brutal place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time

    Pros

    Boehringer is a German company and will always be. It's not a GLOBAL company! If you want a career path and diversity, do not work here. The only pros is it's the only big company in the area, which can also be a down side once you relocated to here because there's no other opportunities.

    Cons

    Senior management are clueless and very disintegrated from the middle and the bottom. No work life balance and it's only going to get worse because of massive layoffs. This is definitely not a place to work for right now because all issues within senior management team, and human capitals are not what they value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great, now unstable and heads are rolling to appease Germany.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Have great products and science.

    Cons

    Poor, short-sighted decisions that limit your ability to sell. It's all about bottom line now and CYA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long term and develop human resources better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    BENVENUE LABORATORIES

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Making life saving drugs for patients, to improve their lives, good pay & benefits

    Cons

    Company shutdown, patients have to find another source for their medications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late, they did not listen to their employees on the floor as a results the employees lost their jobs LAID OFF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    Good PTO and health benefits

    Cons

    No career growth. Need better management. No accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, would work there again if given the opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, good location, decent work environment

    Cons

    A lot of IT got outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't outsource IT. Cost reduction short term will be negated by poor quality support, and it will be more expensive to rebuild a new IT organization when it has to be brought back.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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