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Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • For engineering the work/life balance is pretty bad with lots of weeks working (in 22 reviews)

  • large company, slow in decision making (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "How times have changed!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Fifteen years ago, it was one of the best companies to work for. This was based on two great qualities, the total and real commitment to the well being of patients, and the "Lilly Culture", which protected its employees through thick and thin.

    Cons

    Today, it is just like any other company. Money rules, and employees must look at employment there as a job to do well, but no longer as a career or a lifetime commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the core values that once made the comapny the largest and best pharmaceutical company in the world.


  2. "Great legacy, ambiguous future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Customer oriented, nice people, successful products

    Cons

    Takes very long decision making. Always behind competitors. Tend to be over confident compare to competitors.

  3. "Just OK"

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension plan and vacation time

    Cons

    It's a good old boys club


  4. "Little Opportunity For Career Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent as well as bonus

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower end of the pay scale due to the cost of living in Indianapolis.


  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in McAllen, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products to be selling

    Cons

    Very conservative with how to do business

    Advice to Management

    Coach


  6. "Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, great philosophy, beautiful work environment, leader in my profession.

    Cons

    Micromanagement of EVERY breath every employee took. NO life work balance. Management actually made up lies to eliminate positions rather than fire people.

    Advice to Management

    This is people's lives and careers they have worked 20 years and more for, don't play with people, Karma is foul.


  7. "Low bonus pay, no security"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, products, and tools.

    Cons

    Management could be disconnected and highly variable in quality. Pay was low for industry standards. Layoffs always looming!

    Advice to Management

    Put more value in relationships and people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product Brand Director"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Traditionally loyal. Pays well. Great city. Lots of opportunity within the company and globally. Work life balance is awesome.

    Cons

    Culture is changing. Loyalty is going out the door. The old adage of 'it's who you know' is taken to another level at this company. Hard work and performance has very little to do with promotion opportunity


  9. "Lab technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary but constantly loosing ground with inflation

    Cons

    Continuously cutting benefits and pension


  10. "Lead manufacturing tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchburg, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchburg, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits. work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of communication, staff needs more communication between upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with you staff.


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