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Lots of very smart people that are used to doing things a particular way

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Current Employee - Research Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Research Advisor in Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at Eli Lilly

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great pay. Nice town. Smart colleagues. At the principal research scientist level and above, You are generally given the freedom to decide what to do and how to do it. This is a place that openly celebrates promotions and devotes a day to do so, with spouses. Family friendly. Interesting mix of very creative and very conservative approaches.

Cons

A lot of pressure to produce results. Promotions don't always go to the best performers but to the people that play the game well and smooze with key decision makers. Can be cold and snowy in the winter.

Advice to Management

Value teamwork more and do not micromanage.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Friendly environment that can get even better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The good things about Eli Lilly are that they have an established market presence, good networking opportunities if you try, and generally nice people who are willing to have coffee with you and chat about life and business.

    Cons

    Some positions are assigned a lot more work than they should have. I saw many people who have too many assignments that they might as well have been paid 2 times their current pay. The salary is not the top of the line, and you must get used to the location because you won't be traveling much for most of their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider alternative ways approaching the high R&D structure experienced by pharmaceutical companies in general. Growth opportunities should be expanded.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Pretty Decent

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is pretty decent
    Benefits are great considering the economy
    Respect for People that is working there
    Workers are pretty nice, for the most part

    Cons

    Communication is lacking, especially in management
    Promotion Opportunity is lacking, especially in manufacturing
    Location is not the best, but it could be worst
    Vacation Time
    Low expectations

    Advice to Management

    Expectations are sometimes extremely high due to the lack support they give you. Running a process and improving it isn't hard. It all the extra projects that they sometimes give you, that is too much.

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