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Eli Lilly and Company Overview

Indianapolis, IN
10000+ employees
Company - Public (LLY)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Lilly is a global health care leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicine that make life better for people around the world. For more than a century, we have stayed true to a core set of values – excellence, integrity, and respect for people ... Read more

Mission: We make medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#52), 2012 (#46)

Eli Lilly and Company – Why Work For Us?

We were founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that met real needs in an era of unreliable elixirs peddled by questionable characters. His charge to the generations of employees who have followed was this: “Take what you find here and make it better and better.”

More than 140 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve starting with those who take our medicines, and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live.

Three long established core values guide Lilly in all that we do:

  • Integrity: We conduct our business consistent with all applicable laws and are honest in our dealings with customers, employees, shareholders, partners, suppliers, competitors and the community.
  • Excellence: We pursue pharmaceutical innovation, provide high quality products and strive to deliver superior business results.
  • Respect for People: We maintain an environment built on mutual respect, openness and individual integrity. Respect for people includes our concern for all people who touch or are touched by our company: customers, employees, shareholders, partners, suppliers and communities.


For more than a century, we have united caring with discovery to make life better. We continuously focus on new and innovative ways to fulfill our extraordinary purpose of making medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. We invite you to explore opportunities with Lilly and how we can work together to make life better for people around the world.

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Eli Lilly and Company Chairman and CEO David A. Ricks
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  • "Invested in usability and innovation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Factors Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Human Factors Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
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    I worked at Eli Lilly and Company (More than 3 years)


    Highly experienced device group,
    they build their own products,
    highly crossfunctional (several groups are in the device area and are co-located)
    investment in innovation,
    top management buy in for usability and new ideas,
    the culture I experienced allows employees to create their own strategies and treats them as an expert.


    People can have a hard time "staying in their lane" and insist on being involved in activities or decisions not relevant to their role.
    Not a con, but you have to continuously communicate and involve several cross functions to be successful

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Eli Lilly and Company Photos

Eli Lilly and Company photo of: Eli Lilly Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana (Photo attributed to Guanaco152003 - )
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Eli Lilly and Company Interviews



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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN) in July 2009.


    The organization will ask you questions in regards to your computer experience, troubleshooting, and customer service skills.

    Interview Questions

    • If you saw an elephant in the kitchen, what do you think that it's looking for?   7 Answers


    Worked there via a contractor.

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Eli Lilly and Company Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
  • Top Companies for Leaders, Fortune, 2009
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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