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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
John C. Lechleiter
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  • nice work-life balance; excellent on-site facility in campus; nice colleagues (in a way being personal); (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)

  • Slow moving corporate ladder and concentrated decision making power within a few in senior management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Brilliant learning experience for Computer Science student

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Systems Analyst in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Systems Analyst in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well established placement student scheme Research driven All the pros of a small family run business in a large scale organisation Always challenging and interesting projects available Supervisor went above and beyond to remove my flaws and apply my strengths to great success Challenging tasks from day one

    Cons

    Many interesting projects available and not enough time


  2. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid marketing processes and brand development

    Cons

    Patent loss challenges leading to constant restructuring


  3. Great training ground...but be ready for lots of responsibilities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great supports from other affiliates, regional and headquarter. I learned a lot during my time with Eli Lilly, was involved in multiple projects. As this is a linear organization, you get a chance to learn from A-Z (cause you have to do practically everything). it's a good place when you are young and want to accelerate your learning process.

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming...I had to solely handle tasks that are commonly handled by 3 people in other pharma companies.


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  5. Global company but very narrow sight and quite conservative

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is big. Lot of flexibility and flexible working time. You will get a pleasure to work with a big pharma giant.

    Cons

    In UK, in clinical operations, management is quite orthodox and conservative. They do not want to change anything. Whatever is going on should continue, if someone tries to make it better or tries to change things around, they are trouble maker. The place doesn't support cultural diversity. People are told on their faces that they are not a fit because of their cultural background.

    Advice to Management

    Please wake up and see outside. Your group is like a cocoon forget to get themselves upgraded according to time. Let fresh blood do things better.


  6. Rewarding work, caring environment

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High quality science, multiple opportunities to contribute your skills

    Cons

    Often too much work in progress to do truly innovative work.


  7. Not good not bad

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPM in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CPM in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot to contribute and to do.

    Cons

    Lower salary than industry average, no chance for progression, corporate politics

    Advice to Management

    Eradication of Bureaucracy. Also, the aged old processes should be stopped and new ones to be created rather than existing processes improved.


  8. Eli Lilly is a good place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Culture, trust in people, understanding that people make the business and are more than just a number on the expenses line of the income statement...

    Cons

    Slow and unflexible, compliance drives us crazy,


  9. Freefall.....

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    Current Employee - Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great history, genuine devotion to innovation, all the right noises about respect for people and patient outcomes, has been a very comfortable place to work....

    Cons

    Very weak senior management has led the company into a pipeline hole, and as usual with Lilly the survival strategy is foundering on poor implementation. Major problem - the people who got us into this situation are still in charge, very conservative, Indiana centric. Internal comms always ignores the bad news that anyone who follows the markets can find out for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourselves if you are up for this. Seek a merger on favourable terms before a hostile takeover happens. Don't rely on the State of Indiana to protect us when the Indy job cuts Really begin to bite


  10. Lilly is a good place to work, friendly colleguaes, good science, freedom for new ideas, salary, benefits are good!

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Real science is encouraged, not just mindless pharma business Excellent salary and benefits (final salary pension scheme) Communication team work and sharing of ideas are the norm

    Cons

    Publications are increasingly made more difficult If you are not in Indianapolis it is more difficult to career opportunities You need to be in a therapeutic area, leading projects to make progress At a small site in a technology-type job you can get stuck, and access to cutting edge technology is limited

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay attention to Europe, support the outside US places more, especially with novel technology, and have core-facilities, the equipment is getting old, not cutting edge at all...



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