Eli Lilly

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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

Review Highlights

Pros
  • nice work-life balance; excellent on-site facility in campus; nice colleagues (in a way being personal);(in 66 reviews)

  • Respect for people, ethics, innovative products, work life balance, people development(in 16 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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    Great company, if you are looking for a career and not a job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork / life balance is good
    compensation is competitive
    benefits outside of healthcare are attractive
    people are / culture is friendly

    Consflat org structure
    decisions making process can be slow

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

     

    Notable company with professional and dedicated employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary and benefits, great location, and dedicated employees.

    ConsLilly is a large company and can get bogged down with process and bureaucracy. Sometimes, decisions can take longer than they should to be made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider universal policies and procedures to help with organization and efficiency. Also, offering advancement/placement opportunities for dedicated and driven contract employees would be beneficial.

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    Great entry-level experience!

    Research Scientist (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat experience in a huge multi-national company, able to sit in on a lot of meetings and see what other labs are doing in addition to your projects. It's a great experience and you're thrown into a lab, collabroating with other team members and given your own projects right off the bat. Great experience and opportunities to pick up more projects

    ConsInefficiencies, bureaucracy, anything that comes with a huge company

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the scientists!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Associate Brand Manager (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsVery good work- life family balance

    ConsLots of changes going on in pharma..

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep people informed of the changes and how you are approaching the loss of patents..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company, not perfect

    Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood salary for the area

    Constoo much politics, some supervisor are selfish

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance. Flex hours

    ConsLots of changes last several years

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    Corporate politics and corruption, cover-ups and all the problems that go along with a big company

    Brand Manager (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat benefits
    Solid reputation
    Huge force in Indianapolis, well respected in the city
    Foundation is incredibly powerful

    ConsCorporate bureaucracy and politics was tough
    Very insular, difficulty in partnering and working well with others
    Only real large corporation in a "one-horse" town, so they have an inflated view of themselves
    HR department is a concern, some HR reps went back into regular business jobs and ended up managing people who they had worked with on very private and challenging matters
    Most of the good people left the organization a LONG time ago so they are left with many middle and upper managers who quite frankly aren't the cream of the crop....
    For the most part the senior leadership have been promoted from within, so there is no diversity in thought at the top

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in some diversity from outside the company

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

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    Seen better days

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUsed to have excellent benefits and job security. Most people there genuinely want to improve quality of life for patients.

    ConsJob shifts every three years leads to tribal knowledge vacuums. Progress in innovation gets mired in red tape.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need better training on how to nurture creativity / innovation vs sidelining people or ideas they don't understand.

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    I was a contractor in IT at Lilly for many years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsClean environment, management was always pretty good, although if there is a conflict between a contractor and an employee, it's the contractor's fault automatically.

    ConsContractor's are treated as second rate citizens. They have to park far away and often walk past a lot of empty parking spaces that will be empty all day, but are reserved for employees.

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    Worked here for 13 years

    Finance (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsMany opportunities to perform different jobs ever 2-3 years, good benefits, US HQ is in Indianapolis

    ConsManagement only cares about promoting themselves, many, many professional networkers that just have meetings with others to try to get promoted. No meaningful leadership or supervisor training means you most likely will get someone that has no idea how to lead people, very large discrepancy between associate level pay and management, for some reason they keep approving larger bonuses for themselves every time there is a benchmarking, kind of a joke

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people like adults and TRAIN your leaders

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

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