Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 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.  

    Lilly is a great place to work with many career opportunities if you have the work ethic to take advantage of them.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Pros

    diverse culture, many career opportunities,

    Cons

    bureaucracy associated with a large company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary and work culture

    Cons

    Management not always the best

  3.  

    Passionate company that needs more pipeline

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    Current Employee - Senior Representative  in  Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Pros

    really seem to put the patient first, have good products, positive work atmosphere, competent manager

    Cons

    too many reps covering the same products and customers, no pipeline made me nervous for the future of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop worrying about investing in R&D as a company and look at purchasing other companies for their pipeline

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's a good job with decent salary.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    It is a good place to get into food/pharma manufacturing.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and a demeaning treatment from some support teams.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Eli Lilly as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Location and good work environment! Team bonding activities and events in the summer - food trucks, taco tuesdays, beach outings, etc. Place to learn a lot and grow your career

    Cons

    Small campus, expensive to live in the neighboring areas, don't get to know members of other teams well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Director, Quality  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Director, Quality in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Large, stable company. Strong work-life balance. Great leadership at senior levels.

    Cons

    nothing to note at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing to note

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    past pharmaceutical rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    good work/life balance...that is it for pros

    Cons

    very poor management, low salary, team goals, bad bonus structure, expensive company car, micromanaging, no career advancement unless your a robot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your reps in the field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    A horrible place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A salary and a job

    Cons

    Only interested in who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Supportive enviornment, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are not good at this time

  11.  

    Assist with daily tasks and help with data analysis.

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    Current Employee - Summer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Summer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and true business environment. Enjoyed learning from people in all areas of the company from science to business.

    Cons

    Some of the days were slow. As a replacement worker there were times where tasks would be slow to come by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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