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Tough times

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Lilly UK

Pros

Good pay and conditions
Benevolent employer
Decent offices

Cons

Culture changing, no job security at all. Patent cliff approaching, likely to get worse before it gets better. Therefore little opportunity for career growth in IT. Difficult working with US, lots of job protection going on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hang in there, try to be as honest as you can with staff - they're not idiots.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Reorganisation = increased middle management and loss of company cohesion!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lilly UK

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance (unless there's a deadline to meet, then expect to work until the small hours!)
    - Good location on M3 corridor
    - Some benefits are competitive, such as final salary pension

    Cons

    - Salary benchmarking is poor
    - Career progression is slow and based on who you know, not what you know
    - Performance management process is protracted and does not accurately reflect an individual's merits
    - US centric organisation at the Global level
    - Reorganisation of the company has led to even further resource erosion at the lower levels, but an increase in middle management
    - Company unstable: a further 10% to be slashed from permanent employee numbers, yet the number of contractors continues to rise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the most talented, not the most popular (oh, and mandate fewer e-mails and meetings so more actual work can be achieved!)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good place to work but no longer stands out in a crowd

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    Current Employee - Operation Technician  in  Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operation Technician in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lilly UK

    Pros

    I work shift and receive long days off. I work 2 days 2 nights and get 6 days off.

    There are opportunities to work on projects i.e. coming off shift and working with a team of people. To see a project through to its completion is satisfying knowing all the hard work you put in.

    The pension and benefits scheme is one of the best I have ever seen. it is non contributory. You may also make contributions in the form of SPECS which is taken from salaries there fore not taxed.

    Cons

    You can do the same job as someone else but don’t receive the same pay. Unfair pay scales based on time served and not knowledge.

    I am told that it would take 10 years of doing the same job before I receive the same rate of pay as my colleagues.

    I often feel beaten down if I am trying to hard in work, as if people want me to sit back and not work above the line as they call it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show gratitude when someone has done a good job, however it is done sometimes

    No opinion of CEO
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