Eli Lilly Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
534 Reviews

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534 Reviews
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
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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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  1.  

    Fabulous Work, Co Workers and Benefits

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Despite it's issues in recent years, the years I spent at Eli Lilly were some of the best / most enjoyable of my 20 year career. The companies' mission, it's people, and it's encouragement and resources provided both to it's employees and the community were first rate.

    Cons

    The considerable downsizing in recent years hit so many good and loyal employees and their families hard. Many would have stayed with the company for a lifetime, had the opportunity availed itself. Sadly, market and other conditions decided otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on the pipeline, research, and the best employees. Stay strong. Stay for another 100 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to be better, still long way to go.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The compensation is highly competitive, the products we sell change Lives, the people that work there do care for one another. Long standing career

    Cons

    People are pre-defined in a career path fairly early on in one's career. "You are Placed", the structure is complex which makes decision making slow, political, and bureaucratic at a time the company needs innovation and speed. This structure is also highly expensive at a time that operating expenses are very tight with the loss of 3 product to patent expiration the past 3 years. Promotions are done for the wrong reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the organizational structure having 10 Vice Presidents in the US Affiliate is why we make slow decisions, inconsistent decisions, and do not have a common culture. Also, put in place and Chief Operating Office and drop 5 of the VPs. We continue to discuss cost savings options, yet of all the leaders non-have deep operational experience. Finally, stop trying to make the Sales Force "Happy" this is like feed a kid sugar it is un-healthly for all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Scientist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good to work here as its very competitive

    Cons

    Bad due to some politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better employee care

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  5.  

    Excellent.

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    Current Employee - Quality Associate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth, training, benefits, good pay for work.

    Cons

    I work all the time at the moment. Not enough hands for work that needs done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A wonderful company to work for that has great benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Laboratory Technician  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Laboratory Technician in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lilly was a great company to work for. They had many opportunities for personal growth and their benefits were outstanding. Salary was great for the industry and there were opportunities for bonus.

    Cons

    The headquarters are in Indianapolis Indiana so you have to deal with winter. The promotion process can be difficult at times. It is a large company so change can be time consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management tends to forget where they came from and how difficult it makes life on employees when they are so disconnected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Some good people. poor long term vision

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Promotions 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Peaks and valleys. 10 years ago I was doing exciting work that matched my skills and training. Now, not really

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Vacation (last week of year everyone is off). Salary very good.

    Cons

    Presently do not maximize potential of individual.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Legal Associate

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    Current Employee - Legal Associate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Legal Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees the time to implement measures that could allow cost savings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good company for fresh graduate

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good trainings for young employee

    Cons

    location is not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    employee friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    employee friendly. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Conservative. location is boring.leadership is not outstanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    two many management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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