Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
579 Reviews
3.7
579 Reviews
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
John C. Lechleiter
387 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Summer Student

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    Former Employee - Summer Replacement Student in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Summer Replacement Student in Indianapolis, IN

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Enriquecedora

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    Former Employee - QA in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - QA in San Juan, PR

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

    Pros

    They help improve your potential

    Cons

    Work-life balance wasn't very appreciated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits, overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great benefits

    Cons

    too many managers, and most are horrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    slow developed mid west phar

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    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)

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unhappy

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Was a great company when I first started but has really gone down hill the past 5 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement package.

    Cons

    Great products - Good people - poor leadership. Many in C-level positions are unprofessional, deceitful, and despite making poor decisions, remain in leadership. Unfortunately the company does not value its employees anymore. Good people don't get promoted.....only the "chosen ones" have the opportunity for career advancement. Sad!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ever changing

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and good medicines

    Cons

    New selling strategies (with a new acronym) quarterly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice company, lots of benefits

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    Former Employee - Biotechnology Operator in Carolina, PR
    Former Employee - Biotechnology Operator in Carolina, PR

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    health insurance, life insurance, 401k retirement plan

    Cons

    rotational shifts, 10 to 12 hr shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Associate Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Great team member; career growth, respect for people

    Cons

    Slow to finish projects, lots of approvals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work/Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    Lilly is a great company with core values and respect for people. There is flexibility during the work day in order to manage life outside work, especially when it comes to families.

    Cons

    Lilly is working its way through challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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