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Boehringer Ingelheim Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Oct 23, 2019

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  1. "Great career opportunities with plenty of benefits."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, plenty of paid-time-off.

    Cons

    Upper-management not totally clear on the current direction of the company

    Boehringer Ingelheim2015-01-07
  2. "Good pay and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Operator A in Fort Dodge, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits and time off

    Cons

    Mid to upper management personally went after employees they didn’t like

    Advice to Management

    Judge employees on their performance not them as a person.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-10-23
  3. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leaders in the industry. Family owned. Family feel

    Cons

    Somewhat slow to make decisions, especially from upper management

    Boehringer Ingelheim2018-09-29
  4. Helpful (13)

    "Is that a knife in my back?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. PTO is decent.

    Cons

    I have never worked with such scheming and evil people who are desperate to get ahead. The Safety Department has a well-known bad reputation. People are so desperate to impress management, that they suck up in every way possible so that they can get ahead, resulting in massive favourtism. The fact that this is supoported by management is disgraceful. Once you have been deemed a favorite, you can sit back and relax... while watching You Tube all day, because you are then a protected employee who is not required to do any work. Management also allows tattling and spying,instead of manning up and telling people to mind their own business. Constant backstabbing and extremely low morale. Meek and ineffective upper management. They all need to be replaced with people who know what they are doing. This behaviour would never be allowed in other big Pharma companies. Stay away unless you want to go back to high school. No amount of money is worth this.

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    Advice to Management

    WAKE THE HELL UP!

    Boehringer Ingelheim2018-02-09
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it seems or once was"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Saint Joseph, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is ok. Educational reimbursement is good. One of the best places to work in STJ with limited options. A dream place to work for locals.

    Cons

    Peter principle in effect in management. Middle to upper management changes often and is generally poorly qualified. Great employees are chased off when they show potential due to poor management practices and insecurities. Good old boy network heavy at the top. It's a German company. You are a couple in a wheel to be optimized, not a person contributing.

    Advice to Management

    Time to clean house. You didn't keep your best employees with the relocation of headquarters to Atlanta. You kept the employees who couldn't find a similar job elsewhere due to incompetence.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2017-12-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time

    Pros

    Family owned, not worried about how stocks are performing to determine if you will have a job

    Cons

    Reps and Managers can provide feedback and will be listened to. Recent reorganization was tough to get through. Upper management was not transparent!

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as possible

    Boehringer Ingelheim2016-11-29
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst run Corporation in the United States."

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    Current Employee - TBS in Northeast, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time

    Pros

    Paycheck clears every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    Reactionary vs. Proactive. No clear direction, everything is urgent! and panic driven. New sales model is a joke. Pradax-Fail, Stiolto-Fail, Jardiance-????. Might succeed inspite of upper management. Just a purely dysfunctional organization. Pity.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2016-12-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-workers were great to work with, flexibility with training, good disease states.

    Cons

    Limited resources, upper management and marketing not truly engaged with what the field teams needed. Sales goals changed quarterly and at times were unattainable.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the field to learn what the actual needs are in order to be more successful. Don't reorganize so frequently.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2016-11-01
  9. "Sales Rep"

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    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Pros

    good DM and RD. That's it.

    Cons

    Defensive upper management. No clear direction for the company, constantly changing what direction they want to take it.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2016-10-27
  10. Helpful (7)

    "This company has evolved over time and not in a good way"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good products, great training and very dedicated and quality sales reps. Not charging reps a fee is for personal use of company car is nice as well

    Cons

    It is an activity driven company and has a check the box mentality. Very rigid, top down management style. Although leadership claims to welcome input and opinions, they actually only want to hear what they want to hear. If an opinion or idea is suggested which points out a weakness or disagrees with corporate direction then you are labeled as a complainer and being negative. Less and less freedom and decision... making is allowed for field reps. A recent massive restructuring of the sales force resulted in a layoff of almost 1/3 of field sales reps yet very few middle to upper management. The company is heading in the wrong direction

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as human beings with value, intellect and as the best asset your company has. You have clearly not done this demonstrated by two huge sales force restructuring events resulting in massive layoffs of sales personnel within the past 7 years. Trust your sales force to know how to do their job well instead of relying on outdated an inefficient models of management and operation. Also, find an... incentive program that is actually fair and motivated sales reps instead of one that favors the company. It should also not force reps to compete with each other, but rather reward individual performance, not how that rep did compared to another rep. And like many pharma companies, there are far too many management and administrative positions that do not generate revenue yet sales positions are the first to go

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    Boehringer Ingelheim2016-10-10
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