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Boehringer Ingelheim Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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  • "Ein moderner Mindset und eine gute work life balance setzt sich nur langsam durch" (in 25 reviews)

  • "No growth if on external payroll, some managers not very eager to see you grow, upper management not adequately qualified" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Responsible for providing high quality order-to-cash support services; manage the receipt, processing, special handling"

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    Current Employee - Order to Cash
    Current Employee - Order to Cash
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company! Cares about employees. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    I have no cons for here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Changing culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, family-owned

    Cons

    Over-protective of titles; does not promote its employees, even after years of performing above and beyond in that position; inconsistency across the sites

    Advice to Management

    The company preaches AAI (Accountability, Agility, and Intrapraneurship), but few managers actually display this behavior. Protect and value the company's biggest asset: its employees. A little appreciation goes a long way.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Diabetes"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Co-Promotion and team environment

    Cons

    No Comment, layoffs too frequent

    Advice to Management

    Work on diversity retainment


  4. "Former intern with pleasant experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and communication

    Cons

    Know of a handful of former employees who lost jobs due to budget cuts


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Management not communicative"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Ridgefield, CT
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Ridgefield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work experience, good systems to use

    Cons

    Management not communicative, watched like a hawk


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Conservative company trying to keep up"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happiness with company depends on what division you are in. Specialty sales is very good division but a small fraction of overall sales field.

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring/transformation leads to some confusion of individual roles and direction of company. Many people have been at BI for too many years. Get in the way of themselves.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Find another place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good vacation time and benefits

    Cons

    many layoffs over the years

  8. Helpful (1)

    "They call you part of the family, but then there's some family feuds, too..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone there could pull really impressive stunts to get the job done. A delightful mix of talents and backgrounds, especially in the manufacturing and individual contributor levels. Great teamwork within departments, awesome products, fabulous reputation for quality.

    Cons

    Above a certain level, it felt like the only way to get promoted was to be an older, white German male. Had a habit of throwing more temporary employees at a problem rather than making the process or engineering more efficient. Lots of office politics, finger pointing, not-my-job-ing, and throwing other departments under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Strict and traditional hierarchy got you this far, but it's not going to get you to the next level. Try some bottom-up communication once in a while.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to build experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great place to gain experience in all phases of biologics, There are many projects, so the exposure to different phases of development is huge. There is large turnover and company growth so there are many opportunities. The people are nice, many people with families.

    Cons

    Executive management is corporate and out of touch. Poor CapEx budget planning, unrealistic resource models, too many temporary employees. The site is over-filled, people don't have offices and are doubled up in cubicles. Conference calls being taken in cars because employees are in cubicles and conference rooms are always booked. Salaries are lower than average for bay area. People are dissatisfied and looking for other positions.

    Advice to Management

    Balance investment in profit with investment in your people.
    The business model of using temps in key positions is expensive, results in lack of historical knowledge, and deprives employees the opportunity to develop.


  10. "Great Company Overall but faster paced environment needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Culture is older, people stuck in their ways, when management wants you on a certain track, that's where you'll stay.


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