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it's a job

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Current Employee - Consultant Biologist in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Consultant Biologist in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Eli Lilly

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good salary for the job
good benefits
exciting work with lots of things that one can do

Cons

promotions are not given to those who deserve them but rather those who smooze with those who give them
changes to the site were not done well. those now in group leader positions should not be there
lack of teamwork.. everyone out for their own careers and not willing to work as a team
backstabbing
little communication in the teams

Advice to Management

stop micromanaging, put some structure back into the groups
build a rapport with those who actually do the work
give recognition and say a job well done

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a great company to work for, now it is just average.

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    Current Employee - Operation Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Operation Technician in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people from mid level managers down. Lilly still has the ability to make a difference in the lives of people.

    Cons

    Poor executive management, poor loyalty for employees, compensation and benefits are unremarkable at this point. All and all the company has been managed into a run of the mill pharma company. Very sad!

    Advice to Management

    Business majors run businesses and chemistry majors run labs. Never the two should meet. Failed business plans and a lack of vision has created an environment of fear. No longer is the free flow of ideas the norm. Instead people just want to make the next cut of job layoffs.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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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