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Eli Lilly Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated April 1, 2014
Updated April 1, 2014
531 Reviews

3.6
531 Reviews
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Eli Lilly President, CEO, and Director John C. Lechleiter
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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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  1.  

    Rewarding work, caring environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Windlesham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Windlesham, England (UK)

    Pros

    High quality science, multiple opportunities to contribute your skills

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not good not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPM  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CPM in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Lot to contribute and to do.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Eli Lilly is a good place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Freefall.....

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Windlesham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Windlesham, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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