Eli Lilly

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Great company to work for !

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Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Employee friendly; Decent Salary; Plethora or job roles; Nice work areas; Good work culture; Multi Cultural; Quality on site cafeterias, Bank, convenience store, dry cleaners etc.

Cons

Conservative; Slow to respond to change; Many business areas are siloed;

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shuffle the middle management that is entrenched in their roles for more than a decade, to bring a fresh perspective and thereby improve productivity.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Women in technology? Do yourself a favor....

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    Current Employee - Assoc Consultant IT in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assoc Consultant IT in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits are wonderful.

    Cons

    Eli Lilly's focus on diversity is almost exclusively aimed at minorities. Middle-aged people, not so much. Middle-aged women who are not beautiful? No career advancement possible.

    Ever since they started the IT reallocation process, IT vision has been very inconsistent. On the one hand, the approach has understandably been to scrimp and save. One the other hand, let's buy Ipads as fast as we can, no business justification required. The capabilities teams can spend the dollars and produce invisible results. And where are those outsourcing results in dollars saved? (That last question applies also to R&D and mfg.)

    The "rules" for career advancement are secret:
    1. You must be in a global job to add value (i.e. get a promotion.) Even though we all work on global projects, even lead global projects; even though Lilly certainly is focused on growth throughout the world; you must SIT at corporate to get promoted.
    2. You cannot leave a plant-site role for a global role, except for a promotion. Even though rule 1 applies, stay at those plant sites and slog it out.
    3. Above all, get on the happy list. If you aren't that list, you are going nowhere, results be damned..

    Women in IT, interested in technology, not in herding cats (contractors) ---do not plan on a career at Lilly. Check the "Architect" jobs and count the women, just about zero.

    Stay away from Lilly IT, they don't deserve you. They will milk your time and expertise, and even with exemplary results, they will tell you repeatedly that you never did anything important enough for advancement. Don't give them that opportunity!

    ....end....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat women in technology fairly. Treat middle-aged employees as though they were young or minority. Prepare for discrimination lawsuits which are not originated by African Americans.

    When a professional comes to HR with concerns like these, the managerial responses should not have to include, "Don't say anything", especially as helpful advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got to work in research and development for a large company. Treated the interns extremely well and had a great time meeting many different people.

    Cons

    Difficult to communicate with outside researchers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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