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Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative  in  Portland, OR
Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Portland, OR

I worked at Eli Lilly as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

They have excellent benefits and perks. The company is generally a very nuturing environment for employees. They claim to promote a healthy work/life balance. This is refreshing and is being promoted at the highest levels of the organization.

Cons

The pay is a little behind as far as industry standards go. They also have a slow promotional structure that can be somewhat convoluted and subjective. This can make it very hard to advance and show improvement or leadership for pay increases. They are also moving to a "report card" style system for bonus pay outs to the sales force that relies on feedback from customers to determine percentage of bonus paid to the field reps. Considering the number of pharma reps running around out there, this has caused a great deal of concern for the reps. The doctors surveyed and all the data is gathered and interpreted confidentially by the company with no recourse allowed to the employees whose pay is effected by these reports. You could have stellar numbers but if the doctors surveyed don't remember you by name and have a positive impression, you could miss out on a big chunk of money that you have worked very hard to get.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put in the work to develop your employees. Be leaders by leading and back up what you say. Don't make promises and then not follow through, or even worse, do the exact opposite. The employees take note and do not like empty rhetoric.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to work for the long run

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Benefits / People / Development / Strategy (innovation)

    Cons

    Inflexible methods to develop talent, limited paths to progress career (must do an internal role typically or multiple internal roles)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very Good Company!!!

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    Former Employee - Field Sales  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredible Company with Top Notch reputation with Customers

    Cons

    Very regulated and guardrails limit any individual creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go with what works- eliminate the activities that only waste money!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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