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Boehringer Ingelheim Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Boehringer Ingelheim Chairman; Head, Pharma Research, Development, and Medicine Division Andreas Barner
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  • Work life balance can suffer depending on role (in 13 reviews)

  • need to speak german, no matter what upper management and HR say (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive culture, some flexibility in schedule

    Cons

    instability with mergers and cutbacks

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, allow more flexibility and give employees more notice if they are likely to be severed or laid off


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Work Atmosphere, Challenging, global opportunities

    Cons

    Sometime slow for decision making, losing nimbleness of a small company
    slow to catch up on Salary equity for like market positions, but getting there

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the nimbleness, reactivity, and keeping rapid decision making as competitive edge.

  3. "Great company to work for, but salary is a little low."

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Saint Joseph, MO

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

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance
    - Very good engineering team to work with
    - Competitive benefits and time-off to start
    - Challenging, but great experience

    Cons

    - Salary is a little low compared to other ChemE jobs


  4. "OK employer- No other pharma options in the area"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance with incompetent management

    Cons

    dont move here to ridgefield


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay check every 2 weeks. That's about it.

    Cons

    No future growth. Back stabbing peers. Favoritism. Shady management. Lack of support. Out of date management styles. I can go on and on. 0 career opportunities. I wasted my time working for this company. DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY!!

    Advice to Management

    you have no idea what you're doing. You promoted people who never should have been in management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management lost their confidence!!"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Ridgefield, CT
    Former Employee - Scientist in Ridgefield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, holidays, salary, work life balance, flexible hour.

    Cons

    Lack of confidence among management, too many frequent organizational changes, layoffs have been increased in last 5-6 yrs significantly, employees are asked to be flexible to frequent change in reports.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the old work culture BI used to have 10 yrs ago. Restless work environment can not bring first in class material.


  7. "BIPI - A good place to work - but used to be much better"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Ridgefield, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Ridgefield, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generous vacation time. Competitive salaries. Good facilities. Friendly work atmosphere. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Can't really use all of the accumulated vacation or will fall behind and be perceived as not doing enough. Over the last 5 years noticeably fewer promotions and most are for senior levels. Multiple layoffs over last 2-4 years. Cutting back on many employee perks.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce partnering for marketing and sales of in-house developed drugs. Need to recognize and promote more "in the trenches" employees that just the project leaders and senior management. Internal surveys and questionnaires seem to fall on deaf ears.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Chemist II, Quality Control in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Chemist II, Quality Control in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including healthcare and 401k. Lots of diversity. Employee development and cross-training opportunities.

    Cons

    Communication from management and between departments was poor. Promotions aren't offered frequently enough.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient location for daily commute

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management, extreme turnover, low morale, unobtainable schedules


  10. Helpful (1)

    "scientist"

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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefit and good pay, good life work balance, great PTO time and pension. It is a general friendly working enviroment

    Cons

    senior manager can't really make any final decisions since anything big need to be decided in German site.

    Advice to Management

    They need to learn how to convince German leader that they need independence and power to run this company and they have to protect their employee.


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