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Boehringer Ingelheim Reviews

Updated November 22, 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. "Blessed to be in best job in Saint Joseph"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits the best

    Cons

    Communication between shifts needs a little improvement

    Advice to Management

    Let's get on the same page between shifts.


  2. "Good culture and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture with groups working together well. Great benefits and development/ advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Average pay and performance review process was too complex.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster a good culture and with providing advancement opportunities to allow for growth from within.

  3. "Scientist II - Production"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Scientist in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of PTO

    Cons

    Very demanding with heavy work loads.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "In process of changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a great benefit program for insurance, PTO, bonus, etc. Definitely has some great people to work with. Lots of long term employees with knowledge.

    Cons

    Culture is currently changing due to buying another company. Instead of the new company becoming ours we are taking on their values and ways.

    Advice to Management

    Need to appreciate the long term employees and knowledge. Seems that they want yes people and if you question things your pushed put and replaced with a yes person. People are being promoted with little department or product knowledge.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Ridgefield, CT
    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 (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).

    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.


  6. "Sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The largest privately family own company. It upholds high company's value and is very highly ethical

    Cons

    High internal political issues not always helping the business move forward

    Advice to Management

    Keep you high performance employees motivated.


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    "Leadership lacks ethics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time

    Pros

    No real pros other than location.

    Cons

    Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont site works staff to exhaustion and extreme stress levels with no regard for the health and care of its staff. It is also one of the lowest paid biotech companies in the Bay Area and does not want to retain their talent.

  8. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Too many changes in last few years


  9. "Fremont CA dumpster dive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The paycheck the commute ; some of the projects are
    more that worthwhile . Nothing else really because the management and senior staff are all favorites from the 90s. Each site has its unique set up this one is nepotism filled.

    Cons

    They have employees who are in higher up positions that run the company . Usually they hire anyone who lacks critical thinking skills and went to an actual university in the US. Most everyone uses smokescreen games to put up the front work is being done here when it isn't . They use the favorites to make life rough for competent consultants that come in and out of the scrap heap . Beautiful facility bad staff ugly management. The quality department is the biggest joke there it houses most of the not so smart staff. In addition they lack basic skills so they have been calling on temps to do it. Typical . I can't wait till they go through another re org. This place is awful avoid it . Oh also they use nepotism here.

    Advice to Management

    Go away


  10. "Product Complaints Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Complaints Manager in Ridgefield, CT
    Former Employee - Product Complaints Manager in Ridgefield, CT

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

    Pros

    Local and is fair to the employees

    Cons

    I have no cons to report


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