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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield, CT

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management, great benefits, good work-life balance!

    Cons

    There have been frequent re-orgs and layoffs


  2. "Pros and Con"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Ridgefield, CT
    Current Employee - Scientist in Ridgefield, CT

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Things take very long time to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Please have a more prompt decision making process and better transparency.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent, ethical company with extremely talented mid-management employees"

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    Current Employee - Director in Ridgefield, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Ridgefield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Of all the companies that I've worked at, BI is by far the most ethically driven company. Although it's a large company and at large companies a person can feel like a cog in the wheel, this isn't the case at BI. Employees are friendly and very respectful. In addition to the positive environment, the work is quite stimulating and challenging. Overall, project teams work well together and members seek out expertise and input from colleagues.

    Benefits are very good, and salary (at least in my professional) is on par with someone with my experience and skills. In my group, the organization is relatively flat which allows members to get visibility. Although, our Team works relatively lean so at times the work environment can be stressful.

    Cons

    Although Fairfield county/Ridgefield, is beautiful, there is little to do and the cost of living is very expensive. I think the location makes it a challenge for the Company to recruit talented folk. When you have interesting and vibrant cities like Boston and Cambridge nearby, BI is at a distinct disadvantage recruiting compared to Shire, Biogen Idec, Vertex, etc... BI has to do a better job at promoting the virtues of the Company. I've worked at one of those companies, and BI is definitely better with respect to work environment and challenging work.

    As others have noted, the Company is very conservative, and the US business seems to be in the shadow of the German headquarters. The cultures are quite different - the US being more agile and transparent. Hopefully the German management will recognize the benefits of being more agile - I've never worked at a company that had so many layers of approvals and redundant meetings.

    Last but not least, compared to other similarly sized companies, the pipeline seems way too lean. Just doesn't seem like there is cutting edge research going on. I hope this changes in the near future - it's probably a consequence of the risk adverse nature of the BI owners and senior leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Since you can't move the Company, make the Company more alluring to potential talent. The company is excellent, so do a better job at promoting it.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Would love to go back!"

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    Former Employee - Institutional Sales in South Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Institutional Sales in South Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Privately-held company with family atmosphere. Felt like most folks were pulling in the same direction to achieve common goals. Health insurance was best I've encountered and miss now that I'm gone.

    Cons

    Low salaries overall, which is why I left. They say you have to jump to get a salary bump and it's been true for me, but if I could land back at BI someday, I would!

    Advice to Management

    Pay good people what your competitors are willing to pay them.


  5. "Difficult Changes for good company."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues
    PTO (based on tenure)
    Good products

    Cons

    Heavily impacted by payers
    Lots of volatility

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees about their future.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "US Medical Compliance Org has high turnover"

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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (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.


  7. "Transformation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield, CT

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is ideal

    Cons

    dysfunctional management, struggling with change.

    Advice to Management

    Stability? Please.

  8. "Senior cardiovascular specialty representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation & benefits xx

    Cons

    transparency & integrity of management seriously in question


  9. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary, facilities, benefits and career opportunity

    Cons

    Its in CT. Not many things to go or do on weekends


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Medical"

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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Allows work schedule flexibility in most areas and decent benefits

    Cons

    Incredibly lean organization with no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    value your employees more than the bottom line


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