Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Great Job, City is boring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an intern I was very cared for by my superiors. People genuinely cared about my success and recommended me to other people who could help when they couldn't. One cool thing is that they actively praised me when I did something right, and that struck a cord with me.

    Cons

    The city is boring. It's Indiana... Also it seemed like most people were hired from Indianapolis already and weren't as outgoing as they could have been to make new friends.

    Advice to Management

    They only care about advanced degrees it seems when it comes to promotions (HR I mean)


  2. Helpful (1)

    OK for a while

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Scientist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation considering local cost-of-living in Indianapolis. Good benefits and work/life balance. Homey atmosphere (which has its ups and downs, see Cons). Well-developed training resources. Offers a decent opportunity for a new grad to get some good experience at the beginning of their professional career.

    Cons

    Cronyism and politics (and not merit) factors highly into performance reviews (i.e., who you know and being well-liked by everyone is much more important than being productive). High turnover in management leads to discontinuity and ever-changing expectations. Corporate bureaucracy hinders productivity. Conservative culture that is exceedingly slow to take action at times. Limited opportunities for advancement after a while.


  3. Long career leads to boredome. Its difficult to move to higher positions becasue folks just stay in their position.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation package is awesome. Very generous. I also loved buying vacation time. Lilly christmas shut down is great if you have kids.

    Cons

    Decisions are made very slowly. Little accountability or risk taking.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for thoughtful decisive behaviors and actions. Tell them, "You decide".


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  5. Summer Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Replacement Student in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - Summer Replacement Student in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere and opportunity. The food is really good too.

    Cons

    Some of my friends were given menial jobs and were dissatisfied

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  6. slow developed mid west phar

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist In Statistics in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Research Scientist In Statistics in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance; career development for junior; Not good for higher level. Nice culture and working environment.

    Cons

    Oncology and Diabetes seems good. Autoimmune late phase is ok. pipeline not strong.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Unhappy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some opportunities to explore different roles

    Cons

    overly-conservative, require 3 years in a role before you can move to another or be considered for promotion, if you change roles within that 3 years your eligibility for promotion requires another 3 years. When I was there, telecommuting was prohibited by management - but there were some that were allowed to continue it. VERY conservative.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so stupid.


  8. Worth working

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Academic Inern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - Academic Inern in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work environment is too good

    Cons

    nothing I can think of


  9. Associate Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement and education support opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on career path support.


  10. I worked at Eli Lilly for one summer.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - Research Scientist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that it's a big company with a lot of resources. The office that I was in, organic synthetic chemistry, gave each employee a large workspace and lab bench.

    Cons

    Not much interaction in between research scientists. I wish I had interacted more with research scientists outside of the department, in other wings like biology.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Big time liberals have hijacked an historically excellent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent reputation with consumers, healthcare professionals and regulatory agencies world-wide

    Cons

    There is NO JOB SECURITY whatsoever. Company is way over the top on diversity issues, even compared to other similarly sized organizations. As an example, absolutely no religious symbols or documents can be displayed at one's desk, on their office wall, etc. Not even a religious desk calendar, etc. Company has had a great pipeline for years, but has struggled to get approvals for these new molecular entities from ANY REGULATORY BODY worldwide. Compensation is highly slanted at PhD's, management types, and the regular B.S. folks, or less, who do the lion's share of the actual work get the shaft, monetarily speaking, I mean.

    Advice to Management

    Stop propagating the liberal lies and return corporate policies and procedures into more commonsensical ways of doing business. Stop catering to the vocal, but minority reprobates who try to influence honest, decent folks into sanctioning their perverted ways. Rein in the massive, profit-killing marketing parties and extravagant spending which is still to this day going on. John L. and the board of directors are fully aware of this.



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