Eli Lilly
3.5 of 5 521 reviews
www.lilly.com Indianapolis, IN 5000+ Employees

Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.5 521 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter

John C. Lechleiter

(355 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "nice work-life balance; excellent on-site facility in campus; nice colleagues (in a way being personal);"
    in 63 reviews
  • "Respect for people, thrives for ethical business practice"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "Salaries , Work Life Balance , Nothing Else"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Somewhat conservative culture, although senior management is trying to change it"
    in 13 reviews
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    Potential to be the best

    Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Youngstown, OH

    ProsReally patient focused and don't have to play the stupid games in front of your boss or HCPs.

    ConsWork hours and ALOT OF CONFUSION because short staffed due to the cut backs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a checks and balances in place between corporate and the field.

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    Extremely talented employees, near zero job security

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsFellow employees, remaining benefits, decent pay, despite repeated downsizing, opportunities to move around company still exist. Myriad of company paid training opportunities.

    ConsUsed to be an exceptional place to work. Now: Nonexistent job security (jobs literally disappear daily). Positions at all levels replaced with fixed duration contractors. Pay vs. job skill requirements for contractors extremely disparate, thus many, many vacancies, meaning those left are extremely overworked, but don't say a word for fear of being downsized and replaced with a contractor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCutting costs isn't innovating. Your talent goes and your company sinks lower. Cut executive compensation and other costs 'before' slicing your headcount to the point that your company is nearly non functional and certainly no longer competitive on the world stage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love this company, for the most part!

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat benefits and salary, and work/life balance. Love the patient focus culture, the balance between results and relationship building is great. The team goals are a great way to split the weight between each team. Great drugs and support from corporate.

    ConsEngagement with some teams is lacking. No bonuses this year, no pay increase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTie in corporate a little more with the field. It's also difficult to hear that we can make our own business decisions, yet we have to increase our calls per day? I thought it was quality over quantity? The focused is changed so much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Some good people. poor long term vision

    Research Scientist (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsCompensation is good considering low cost of living. Experience is very dependent on management who are turned over frequently.

    ConsPromotions occur as per a strict time based system. Employee turnover is very low so many people have been accumulated at the top of pay scales limiting chance for new employee's to progress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love the environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities, pay and benefits, Flex time.

    Consslow decision making, not hiring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Legal Associate (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsFlextime, benefits, base pay. Some good talented people.

    Consconservative, slow to implement change, pushes work load on contractors or FDE employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees the time to implement measures that could allow cost savings

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company for fresh graduate

    Research Scientist (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood trainings for young employee

    Conslocation is not fun

    Advice to Senior Managementless politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor mgt

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Field, KY

    ProsGood benefits, pension, other field reps are great

    ConsHorrible management, Dark ages, its all about calls per day not quality, data integrity issues

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet advice from field, not each other

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A well-rounded company

    Technician (Current Employee)

    ProsHigh stability in areas and training/growth, coworkers are very team-oriented.

    ConsOpportunities are severely limited for FDE/contractors, management all too happy to maintain status quo rather than advance employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for better transitioning from outside contractor to full-time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    employee friendly

    Research Scientist (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    Prosemployee friendly. Good working environment.

    ConsConservative. location is boring.leadership is not outstanding

    Advice to Senior Managementtwo many management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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