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Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. "Good people, slow moving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with really smart people
    Rotation program gives broad experiences
    Flexible environment to move around organization

    Cons

    Slow moving industry and career progression
    Centers around you being a lifer


  2. "Purchase to Pay Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture with a nice campus. It was a freshman internship so pay was pretty good considering.

    Cons

    They gave limited responsibility to interns which can be expected especially for underclassman internships.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, pension plan, generous 401(k) matching, good starting vacation level.

    Cons

    Slow accrual of vacation, few paid holidays (instead, the last week of the year is a paid week off).

    Advice to Management

    Continue the excellent communication to employees.


  4. "Specialty Account Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Strong people and patient first.

    Cons

    Portfolio and pipeline may lead to cutbacks in the future.


  5. "Great Company and awesome people"

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    Current Contractor - Solutions Architect in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Solutions Architect in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Great company to work for in Indianapolis
    - Respect for each other is the major strength
    - Good Future scope and perfect infrastructure campus.

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "Great place to work and make connections!"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mobility opportunities, good pay, many departments, great facilities.

    Cons

    Depending on the job, working can get monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your employees and


  7. "Amazing place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Diverse development opportunities. Great people.

    Cons

    Most opportunities are at corporate offices in Indianapolis.

  8. "business consultant modernization and support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Great company with awesome benefits. The majority of the employees really do care about their job and are fully engaged.

    Cons

    The hyper focus on diversity is having the opposite impact by keeping top talent out of key roles. Tight deadlines can cause panic and communication problems between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Vibration Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Vibration Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Vibration Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, great management, challenging work.

    Cons

    Predictive maintenance is not fully understood and therefore not fully valued here.

    Advice to Management

    None really they understand what they are doing.


  10. "Personal growth and development over my career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work across several functions
    Supportive supervisors and mentors
    Ability to build expertise

    Cons

    Ups and downs of the pharma industry leads to unexpected changes


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