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Boehringer Ingelheim Associate Director Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2020

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4.1
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Boehringer Ingelheim Chairman Hubertus von Baumbach  (no image)
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7 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Need to be More progressive

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-08-01
  2. "BI Takes Care of Its People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Ridgefield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and work-life balance Collegial environment with intelligent people, light on office politics Solid growth prospects Invests in long-term employee growth and happiness Relatively high job security vs. other biopharmas "Walks the walk" on patient focus

    Cons

    No equity upside as a family-owned company Power struggles between Ingelheim corporate and US organization Needs to invest in innovative medicines

    Advice to Management

    Invest in innovative medicines, make BI scientifically attractive

    Boehringer Ingelheim2020-01-13
  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy, solving interesting problems, growth into many areas

    Cons

    Business is undergoing integration

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-11-21
  4. "Great company with clear vision about the future."

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    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with the right manager. Great pipeline and senior management is very transparent with future goals of the company.

    Cons

    Within some functions in the US organization, there is a mentality that you can only succeed in the world if you only work for Boehringer Ingelheim.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-11-10
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer with Many Advancement Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Ridgefield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great family and work balance

    Cons

    Slow decision making process by management

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-04-11
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, unfortunate HR policies"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful learning culture, really willing to invest in employees

    Cons

    Not helpful for women in the workplace or handicapped workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Office of Diversity and live those values, rather than just advertising them.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-02-12
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Preference for Germans - no diversity"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Ridgefield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good life work balance in general. Good vacation policy. Quite methodical in its processes.

    Cons

    The company clearly favors German employees. There's a culture of favoritism that is clear and blatant. You have more opportunities if you decide to go to Germany but very limited in the US - this is especially true if you work for a global department (i.e. IT). If you want to tank your career work there. If you want to advance your career, either be German or leave this company at all costs. Company boasts about AAI (Accountability Agility Intrapreneurship) but leadership doesn't really adopt it and especially in Germany there is zero accountability for poor decisions. Toxic environment and blame game is #1 behavior you'll see when things go wrong. Poor leadership overall.. not what it used to be.

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    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is.. AAI should apply to all parts of the company especially in Germany. There needs to be equal rights for US employees, it really feels like US employees are second class citizens with BI.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2018-10-07
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Contract Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Ridgefield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    PTO Flexible hours Location, if your local Pay Executive Directors and sales field receive company car. Favored employees will be placed on a successful track or with “better accounts”.

    Cons

    Varied pay scales Open work space. People do not respect work environments and have loud - personal conversations on a daily basis. Bureaucratic organization. Senior management only communicates with next level down. Company is extremely top heavy. NO OPEN DOOR POLICY- Penalized, fires or “laid off” for honestly reporting issues or concerns. “Bully” type behavior is encouraged & exhibited by directors. No Internal holiday celebrations. Unnecessary travel for in-house teams. Directors play unfair games, such as not allowing non-favorite employees to utilize company benefits (I.e tuition reimbursement).

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    Advice to Management

    Senior level management would benefit by performing 360 blinded reviews in order to receive honest feedback. Continuing to allow such negative behavior from Directors and above ultimately could result in continued failure. Transparency with company direction would be a beneficial add.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2017-10-26
  9. Helpful (2)

    "US Medical Compliance Org has high turnover"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Ridgefield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compliance managers in other countries are great! Company has decent benefits but are getting worse. Family owned, not influenced by market conditions.

    Cons

    Very poor management both globally and US org. Recently a majority of the US org has left. Management micromanaged and has no leadership skills. Also think the whole organization is being trimmed down to a tipping point where there is not enough resources to get the work done. This puts tremendous pressure on those working there. Seen several people go out on Medical leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Address the issues at hand. Will take quite a bit of time to rebuild the organization. A lot of knowledge and experience has walked out the door.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2017-06-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good, stable company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Ridgefield, CT
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stability, great medical and vacation (if you can take it), friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Very conservative and rule-based, slow to change, politics between US and Germany sites

    Advice to Management

    Less red tape, more flexibility, focus on what is important

    Boehringer Ingelheim2017-03-07
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