Boehringer Ingelheim Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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Boehringer Ingelheim Chairman; Head, Pharma Research, Development, and Medicine Division Andreas Barner
Andreas Barner
45 Ratings

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. description

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    Current Contractor - SAS Programmer in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - SAS Programmer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    well organized stuff knows what he is doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Not what they seem

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    Current Employee - E16
    Current Employee - E16

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    Used to be a good company to work for

    Cons

    Most secretive company ever worked at, and that is outside of intellectual property. Words do not match actions. HR is not to be trusted. Policy and procedure are more important than doing what is right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match your own rhetoric.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Very nice company, well-managed though recent years has some challenges

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    Very generous paid time off and flexibility of working from home

    Cons

    There may be challenges in career development, diversity in management team needs more development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To evaluate people's performance using more objective criteria and put more focus on scientific contribution

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  5. Administration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    Great pay. You are involved with life saving medicines.

    Cons

    No training. Management will abandon you when you have a challenge and throw you under the bus. Team work is literally gone. I felt that they were in the dark about so many different things. I felt that this organization failed me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. Take management training classes. You want to make sure your team is successful. You need to improve the lines of communication and it comes from MANAGEMENT. Be involved with your team. Be creative.

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    Hiring process is easily accessible and clear on what they are looking for.

    Cons

    Position was left open for 3 months +. Talent acquisition team was unable to give out any information regarding the time frame of the position.

  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Rewarding

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    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
  11. 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

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