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Boehringer Ingelheim Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Boehringer Ingelheim Chairman; Head, Pharma Research, Development, and Medicine Division Andreas Barner
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Pros
  • great people and work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • The work environment could not be beat (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can suffer depending on role (in 13 reviews)

  • Management, no one wants to change policy for the better (in 8 reviews)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management lost their confidence!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Good job, great management, many government regulations to abide by."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full support from management and incredible compensation. Plenty of opportunities for growth and management promotes and nurtures the growth within the organization.

    Cons

    Employees sometimes work long hours. This is definitely not an 8-5 type of career. Company culture expects people to work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify redundant processes.


  10. "Nice place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    I am contracted through a company & I work @ Boehringer & Ingelheim, but do not technically work for Boehringer & Ingelheim
    This job has pretty good benefits & I have found that most of the people are very nice there.

    Cons

    Some of the standards & requirements are hard to reach sometimes
    I feel very frustrated trying to complete all of my work


  11. Helpful (1)

    "QC Associate"

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a very stable job environment

    Cons

    There is so much politics in the company


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