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Boehringer Ingelheim Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
106 Reviews
3.5
106 Reviews
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Boehringer Ingelheim Chairman; Head, Pharma Research, Development, and Medicine Division Andreas Barner
Andreas Barner
44 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    First Job, in 5 years had 3 different positions. The company gave me lots of opportunity of development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, Work-life balance, benefits, colleagues. The culture of the company is very relaxed and has good values.

    Cons

    The company pays low salaries and the bonus does not compensate the lack of a good compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the monetary rewards for your employees in order to increase retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Was a great company to work for

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

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    Great people where the rubber meets the road. Management not so much, though there were a few bright stars.

    Cons

    Lots of reorganizations, almost continuous in the last 10 years. A lot of pushing under the bus, back-stabbing, poor communication, lack of decision making, coverups, preferential treatment of fair-haired children, belief that expertise in one area indicates superior talent in others. Reviews are heavily flavored by those in your management chain.
    Loss of people in the last 5-6 years, no replacements, no reduction in work, just keep piling on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know who really does what, and give credit where due. Question your biases. Stop portraying the company as caring and then doing otherwise. You are a private company. Weather the storms. Treat your people right (like you used to) and they will be loyal to you. You are being penny wise and pound foolish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Non inspiring

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

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    Good location, interesting product, flexibility of work ( often home office is encouraged), often communication is virtual with your team and management even within one physical location

    Cons

    Great deal of " segregation" between contractors and permanent employees ... Management consistent of those who were within a company for a while, not supported by an adequate training... Communication and deduction making process is inefficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To review selection criteria, consider managerial background before placing people in leadership position. Review performance evaluation processes.

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

    Administration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    description

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Fast paced environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Sr. Assocaite

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    On the declining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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