Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

Updated Jul 7, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 234 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

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

John C. Lechleiter

(174 ratings)

64% 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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    Good employer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsI enjoyed my coworkers. There are many very intelligent and very kind people working at Lilly. The on-site amenities were very nice - credit union, dry cleaners, etc.

    ConsImpending layoffs made many employees uneasy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Eli Lilly internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsSomewhat flexible work hours
    Great environment and facilities
    Supervisor and colleagues are friendly and easy to approach
    Weekly seminars

    ConsRestricting (project dependent)
    Slow paced in group work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company to work for

    Summer MBA Intern (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood culture and friendly people

    Consoverall slow innovation and movement

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    Great Loyal Place to Work

    Senior Quality Engineer (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsLoyal Company, Works with employees to ensure job fulfilment

    ConsLarge Company, can feel impersonal if not in the right area

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not overload or micromanage employees

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

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    Good but challenging job

    Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGood collaborative culture
    Decent pay
    Challenging work assignments

    ConsDownsizing stress; lots of reorgs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce stress in workplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing Internship Experience

    MBA Intern (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Pros- Lots of coaching and interactions with employess and fellow interns
    - Great location and housing
    - Low cost of living for the summer

    Cons- Long waiting time after internship is over and before knowing if you got a full time offer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Averse to innovation, rigid,

    Global Contract Manager (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsHistory of great benefits, good pay for the Midwest, great for the resume

    ConsManagement does not value employees, considers them disposable and interchangeable, rigid in application of policies unless you have made a friend in upper management - then any rule can be overlooked. Old boys club- exactly as you would expect of Indiana.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and drag yourselves into the 21st century

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

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    the prozac years

    Supply Chain Consultant (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prossome of the most dedicated and talented individuals you'll ever meet

    Conssome of the most duplicitous and coniving managers you'll ever meet

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

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    The Lilly "culture" does not lend itself to utilizing and maximizing an employee's skills or potential

    Quality Supervisor (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsThere are some great people at Lilly's, the pay is competitive and there are opportunities.

    ConsVery political, best people don't always get opportunities to shine

    Advice to Senior Managementeliminate at least 1 or 2 levels of mid management, OA's have more value than Team Leaders, treat ALL employees with dignity and respect, do not create jobs for people that wouldn't otherwise be promoted, eliminate cronyism, recruit from a more diverse list of universities, value mature employees (both in age and tenure)...Manager/Director level need to be merged...Team Leader role needs eliminated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was a chemistry intern.

    Chemist (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsExcellent people, environment and compensation

    ConsLots of red tape but this probably is because I wasn't there long enough to really get the hang of things.

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

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