Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.5 523 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter

John C. Lechleiter

(356 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Excellent place to work with great benefits

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood environment, competitive pay , vacation time, Insurance.

    Conslimited growth opportunity . If working in a system , you are stuck there.

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide more growth oppurtunity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding transferable relative careers

    CTMMS Librarian (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsProfessional relationships built with peers and colleagues.

    ConsNot applicable, at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Very good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDid not flood market with reps, good starting pay, expense reporting was way easier than with other big pharma

    Conssame with any big pharma - went in expecting the normal cons: little autonomy in terms of actually working on the customer database, no understanding in how bonus is actually calculated

    Advice to Senior Managementhad a wonderful manager who really worked to alleviate red tape that most managers just pass on down the line

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    Not the first line company founded by Colonel Lilly anymore

    Program Coordinator (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsDeep pockets; not afraid of using new technologies.

    ConsLost the core respect for the "People Element" they used to espouse so nuch. They throw away skilled people like used diapers just to save a few dollars that are then funneled to yet another empty suit VP.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the VPs by 75% and hire back the 5000 foot soldiers you stupidly discarded in 2010.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overworked in IT for years. Kept doing more with less people until I left in 2010.

    IT Associate (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsExcellent training opportunities, great salary, working in downtown Indianapolis was nice, good equipment.

    ConsToo much work as IT workers dwendled, workers stressed out due to the workload, environment was tense because workers worried constantly about getting reallocated...permanently. I spent almost all of my time on my priority projects and neglected the lower priority ones which went against my work ethic and hurt me to the core.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's OK...not great...not horrible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule. Decent work - life balance. Senior management is willing to listen to reps and make adjustments. Opportunities for outside of the box, interesting projects,

    ConsOn the low side of the pay scale for the industry. Super conservative which can sometimes tie your hands

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus some time on improving the performance of middle management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Not bad... not bad at all.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company has several perks onsite, such as multiple cafeterias, a bank branch, dry cleaning, and a small infirmary where you can get basic medical attention, some over-the-counter medications, or have some basic wellness tests done.

    ConsThe campus is large, so expect to spend some time walking from place to place. Make sure you add in additional time between meetings or appointments.

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    Frustrating because they tried to be something they were not.

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat salary. They took care of the employees

    ConsCommission never was enough to matter very much

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to be Pfizer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat company...values work life balance

    Consa little too conservative culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There is a vast difference in the organization depending on the function, remember Lilly's core business!

    Market Research (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsVery people oriented, coworkers genuinely care about the success of the program, competition is not overly valued (excluding sales).

    ConsPeople tend to stay at Lilly for a very long time, so if you ever want to move into a management position you will be measured against colleagues with longer tenure and experience. This will make it difficult for upward growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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