Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
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Pros
  • work life balance; career development for junior; Not good for higher level (in 72 reviews)

  • Great team member; career growth, respect for people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance wasn't very appreciated (in 11 reviews)

  • Somewhat conservative culture, although senior management is trying to change it (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Best training programme in pharna industry

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    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at Eli Lilly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Environment learning Customers appreciation

    Cons

    Likes and dislikes instability in the market chamge in management

  2. Helpful (1)

    Doesn't get better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Best pay for IT roles in the State.
    Amazing pension and 401k plan.
    Cheap Health Insurance Premiums.
    Winter shutdown/ PTO
    Flexibility, work from home opportunities
    True Reallocation planning. If position is eliminated, you have 3mos paid to find work either internally or externally. Can't find security like that anywhere else.

    Cons

    Even if you were the best at your old employer, be prepared to be challenged and work. Not so much a true con on the behalf of the company, but the general aptitude of Lilly professional employees is extremely high and there is a significant learning curve. Working in big pharma can be a huge shake up if you never have been in the industry before. Come ready to impress.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees to challenge the norm. Flexibility and compassion is noticed and respected highly.

  3. A lot of room to move up in the company or move to other job areas

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    Current Employee - Senior Biologist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Biologist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, personal growth, promotions, friendly atmosphere, company values

    Cons

    dealing with upper management that don't understand the actual logistics of why we do the things the way we do

    Advice to Management

    come to labs and observe what actually goes on

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  5. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of resources for developing research.
    Benefits and company flexibility, really open-minded people.
    Company Culture and Values.

    Cons

    As any big company the decision making process is slow.
    It is complicated to develop a career in research if you dind't gained an PhD.

  6. Brilliant learning experience for Computer Science student

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    Former Intern - Systems Analyst in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Systems Analyst in Windlesham, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Well established placement student scheme
    Research driven
    All the pros of a small family run business in a large scale organisation
    Always challenging and interesting projects available
    Supervisor went above and beyond to remove my flaws and apply my strengths to great success
    Challenging tasks from day one

    Cons

    Many interesting projects available and not enough time

  7. consultant biologist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    Good pay, flex time, good vacation, gym, healthcare

    Cons

    Indianapoils, big pharma, parking shortage, meetings

  8. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    Love experience, great environment, outstanding company

    Cons

    No rotation Al program.

  9. Senior accountant

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Beirut (Lebanon)

    I worked at Eli Lilly

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

    Pros

    -invest in people
    -a lot of training and development
    -good management
    -they know what they do

    Cons

    there are a lot of things going which increase the work load, but at the end if you are a good employee you get promoted fast

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing

  10. Amazing company with a great past and even better future!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership, great leadership, and great work/life balance. Hard work will be noticed!

    Cons

    Have not seen any to this point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  11. Lilly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, great work life balance & advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    poor pipeline development at time of employment.

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