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Eli Lilly Indianapolis Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  • For engineering the work/life balance is pretty bad with lots of weeks working (in 22 reviews)

  • Bureaucracy makes the decision making process slow (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Information Technology Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Information Technology Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - Information Technology Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Through the program upper management was very visible and accessible to interns. Everyone really cared about helping you succeed, challenge yourself, and learn as much as you can while you are there. Additional projects and activities created a collaborative environment for the interns. Over all great experience.

    Cons

    The project selection process was lengthy and confusing

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, I thought it was a great program.


  2. "Big company"

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    Former Employee - IT Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - IT Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * great working conditions
    * work/life balanace

    Cons

    * Have to fight to have worthwhile work sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Have work worth doing ...don't just fill spots


  3. "Positive experience right out of school"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biochemist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Biochemist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on which group, are be excellent mentorship possibilities and independence within role

    Cons

    Larger companies are forced to adhere to very standardized promotion criteria that are often subjective.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on independence in roles and continue personal development


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent teamwork, the people, the ability to learn and grow. Great benefits. Excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's a large company so there is a lot of bureaucracy.


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    "Eli Lilly"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Associate/Senior Automation Engineering Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Training Associate/Senior Automation Engineering Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Diverse workforce, good people

    Cons

    Dependent on next new drug and patents expiring.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance
    Benefits
    Competitive Salary
    Robust finance rotational program

    Cons

    Location - While Indianapolis is a decent city, there is much to be desired and the winters are quite harsh.


  8. "Sad to see a great company slide"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High pay and benefits. Stronger Human Resources compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring and the company wastes lots of money that could be spent on research.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying consultants to restructure. Give across the board pay cuts. Some salaries are just ridiculous for the job.


  9. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Ph D Statistician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - Ph D Statistician in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment/Colleagues with various interesting projects. Also good benefits...

    Cons

    Did not like the location (city) that much!


  10. "Good company, strong values"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Products, community focus, global business, CEO

    Cons

    Pipeline, diversity - representation and thought


  11. "Meaningful opportunity to shape culture and make a difference"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus areas of company - cure and treatment of people and animals. Opportunity to make a contribution to society by the work we do.

    Cons

    Unpredictable bonus payout. After employees have put their heart and soul into their work, they should be rewarded fairly in terms of annual bonuses. The employees are tired and frustrated that esch year there is another excuse to pay a lower bonus than what is deserved.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great company to work for! The shadow of the leader is key to the company's success.


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