Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
544 Reviews
3.6
544 Reviews
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
John C. Lechleiter
367 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    the most beautiful place i had ever worked in my life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Coordinator  in  Egypt, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Coordinator in Egypt, GA

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

    Pros

    very motivational working environment that allow creativity and pursue success on both levels career and personal level

    Cons

    always you have to do your best to deserve the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep this awesome working environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love this company, for the most part!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary, and work/life balance. Love the patient focus culture, the balance between results and relationship building is great. The team goals are a great way to split the weight between each team. Great drugs and support from corporate.

    Cons

    Engagement with some teams is lacking. No bonuses this year, no pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie in corporate a little more with the field. It's also difficult to hear that we can make our own business decisions, yet we have to increase our calls per day? I thought it was quality over quantity? The focused is changed so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Some good people. poor long term vision

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Love the environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, pay and benefits, Flex time.

    Cons

    slow decision making, not hiring

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Legal Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    Potential to be the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative  in  Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Youngstown, OH

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

    Pros

    Really patient focused and don't have to play the stupid games in front of your boss or HCPs.

    Cons

    Work hours and ALOT OF CONFUSION because short staffed due to the cut backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a checks and balances in place between corporate and the field.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Poor mgt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative  in  Field, KY
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Field, KY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, other field reps are great

    Cons

    Horrible management, Dark ages, its all about calls per day not quality, data integrity issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get advice from field, not each other

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A well-rounded company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

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

    Pros

    High stability in areas and training/growth, coworkers are very team-oriented.

    Cons

    Opportunities are severely limited for FDE/contractors, management all too happy to maintain status quo rather than advance employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for better transitioning from outside contractor to full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    employee friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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