Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 1, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 6 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

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

John C. Lechleiter

(5 ratings)

67% 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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    Rewarding work, caring environment

    Research Scientist (Current Employee) Windlesham, England (UK)

    ProsHigh quality science, multiple opportunities to contribute your skills

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Global company but very narrow sight and quite conservative

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Windlesham, England (UK)

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

    ConsIn 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not good not bad

    CPM (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLot to contribute and to do.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Eli Lilly is a good place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsSlow and unflexible, compliance drives us crazy,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Freefall.....

    Manager (Current Employee) Basingstoke, England (UK)

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementTake 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Research Scientist (Current Employee) Windlesham, England (UK)

    ProsReal 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

    ConsPublications 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 Senior ManagementYou 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...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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