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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  2.  

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

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    • 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 (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities, pay and benefits, Flex time.

    Cons

    slow decision making, not hiring

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Legal Associate

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    good company for fresh graduate

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    good trainings for young employee

    Cons

    location is not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, if you are looking for a career and not a job

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work / life balance is good
    compensation is competitive
    benefits outside of healthcare are attractive
    people are / culture is friendly

    Cons

    flat org structure
    decisions making process can be slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great entry-level experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience in a huge multi-national company, able to sit in on a lot of meetings and see what other labs are doing in addition to your projects. It's a great experience and you're thrown into a lab, collabroating with other team members and given your own projects right off the bat. Great experience and opportunities to pick up more projects

    Cons

    Inefficiencies, bureaucracy, anything that comes with a huge company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the scientists!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Notable company with professional and dedicated employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, great location, and dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Lilly is a large company and can get bogged down with process and bureaucracy. Sometimes, decisions can take longer than they should to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider universal policies and procedures to help with organization and efficiency. Also, offering advancement/placement opportunities for dedicated and driven contract employees would be beneficial.

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