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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. "HR Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Colleagues
    Great Tasks and Projects
    Family feeling
    Respect for employees
    Important work for patients and animals

    Cons

    Conservative colleagues
    Too slow when speed and smart risks are needed
    Too much Red Tape

    Advice to Management

    New CEO (von Baumbach) is a great person I'd be very happy to work for any time: very respectful to all, very knowledgable, reflected and with a good drive.
    Keep rejuvinating the company
    Put the German Works Council in its place - they are dragging down the whole company and preventing much needed progress
    Get non-dynamic level1 leaders out of the way


  2. "In Business Analytics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analytics in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analytics in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Culture
    - Very good facilities
    - Forward thinking company
    - Inclusive environment
    - People appointed to positions that leverage their skills

    Cons

    - Remote location
    - Deadlines can change
    - Unclear guidance (at times)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.
    Invest in training of employees in new technologies.


  3. "Great colleagues and international athmosphere"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People make a business, and in my experience BI is the company with the best colleagues ever. colleagues are engage to move projects forward and to help each other.
    Even in a supporting role, I feel I add value to the goal of BI, to improve patients lives.

    Cons

    If you don't like working in a matrix, this is not the company for you. Everything is connected, and it takes some time to figure this out.


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  5. "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


  6. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time

    Pros

    The company does not pay well

    Cons

    They do not market their products well

    Advice to Management

    You need better formulary coverage


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Management lost their confidence!!"

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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.


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

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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.


  10. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diabetes Business Specialist
    Current Employee - Diabetes Business Specialist

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Privately owned.

    Cons

    Still transforming and things still seem a little shaky.


  11. "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Previously had a great sales force.

    Cons

    Reorganization has dissolved the top talent in the sales force. The majority of contacts with top KOL's and Accounts has left BI.

    Advice to Management

    None, the incompetent leader of the reorganization has already been sacked.


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