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Good company with incompetent management

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Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Interesting problems to work on and input of associates is welcomed by most of the higher level scientists. Teamwork is valued, as is safety.

Cons

Projects never die at Lilly. Managers seem incapable of "killing" them so scientists are freed to work on new targets. Far too much time is spent on ePM and because of the layoffs people are constantly looking over their shoulders wondering "Is my group going to be next?" There is no trust with upper management. And the company is very bloated at the top. In addition, there are meetings to prepare for meetings which is a huge waste of time for all concerned.

Advice to Management

Get rid of a lot of your middle level management. You don't need as many people as you have in those roles. Let the data speak for itself and kill projects when data indicates it isn't going anywhere. Furthermore, stop advancing the first molecule to get through all the hurdles. Instead, advance those molecules that truly ARE the best for a given target. Stop the outsourcing to China & India. They don't value intellectual property and it is only going to hurt the Lilly brand.

Other Employee Reviews for Eli Lilly

  1. Depends on your manger

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good resources, facilities Friendly Co-workers good benefits

    Cons

    As with every job depends on your manager Indianapolis very conservative environment


  2. Enjoyed calling on physicians, but the managers are difficult to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed my customers, liked the less stress sales model (only half as focused on numbers).

    Cons

    Too much extra work without given the time to complete it. For example, tons of extra learning modules and training/prep time required for meetings, but wasn't given any time to complete it. You end up working on weekends and nights very often.

    Advice to Management

    Managers all seem to be focused on one thing; how good do they look in front of their Regional Manager. It all seems like a big game. Not very sincere treatment of the reps.


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