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Eli Lilly Indianapolis Reviews

Updated May 25, 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. "Meaningful opportunity to shape culture and make a difference"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the support, benefits and other perks afforded to entry level personnel

    Cons

    I could not find a decent place to live in Indianapolis or anything remotely close within 60 miles

    Advice to Management

    Recruit from Historically Black Colleges


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best Internship!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Lilly are amazingly helpful and really want to see the interns succeed.

    Cons

    Not enough locations for IT


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  5. "Research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are in a good lab you will learn and develop from the Principle Investigator.

    Cons

    The PI's have a very childish culture. You can get caught up in it and hinder your time.

    Advice to Management

    I think am influx of young blood and thought process would do wonders to improve the attitude within the division.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company Culture, competitive salary, a lot of opportunity to move throughout the company. Employer does a good job of investing in hard-working employees. Indianapolis is a great city to live in.

    Cons

    Certainly each person will have their own experience, but mine was all positive.


  7. "Good starting salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting salary. Cares about the employees

    Cons

    Hard work. Competitive work place culture.


  8. "Senior Specialist Aseptic Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist/Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist/Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has great benefits!

    Cons

    There is always room for improvement anywhere


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do FDE if you're looking for FTE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people working on important drugs for people who need them. Great focus on standards & that makes life easier down stream.

    Cons

    Long hours, lower pay, limited upward mobility for teleworking people. In fact they have 0 development for fixed duration employees (fde).

    Advice to Management

    Think about hiring FDEs to FTE. I heard "everyone is replaceable" every day in conversation, but look to the rolls where people who left with 3-4 years of Lilly knowledge. Don't you think that could have come in handy somewhere on your team & planned for that? All those hours or training & collaboration evaporated out the door. Only poor upper level leadership allows that to occur. You are hemorrhaging talent.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyed my time there!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a family culture. Pension and benefits are exceptional. Future pipeline looks strong. Solid stock and dividend performance.

    Cons

    Have gotten away from individual pay for performance- top performer's bonus pulled down to the mean with group quota. Little career mobility if you can't move or don't time things just right.


  11. "Summer Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and very energetic work place. Lots of room for self growth.

    Cons

    No real cons about working there. Only downside is they don't hire out of state for undergrad interns.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


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