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Eli Lilly Reviews

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

  • Takes very long decision making (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Lilly is a great place"

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

    Pros

    Great heritage and committed to patients

    Cons

    Very hard processes to navigate


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. That's all

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Sales Account Rep."

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    Current Employee - Executive Specialty Sales Representative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Specialty Sales Representative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has been an amazing place to grow my career over the past twenty five years.

    Cons

    The only con is the location of the corporate headquarters in Indiana. However, there are many opportunities to work for Lilly outside of the USA .


  4. "Work-life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Project Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Off the week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, in addition to your annual vacation allotment. Great work-life balance. Opportunity to work from home part of the time. Flexible to telecommute.

    Cons

    Unused vacation days does not roll over to the next year. Management turnover high - I've had 4 bosses in 3 years in the same role.

    Advice to Management

    Do not remove all the talent at one time.


  5. "A very rewarding place to work and high caliber colleagues to collaborate with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Writer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Writer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Environment is a productive place to grow, tight bond with coworkers who pride themselves on doing a great job and helping others

    Cons

    There are no evident cons for working with Eli Lilly and Company; all aspects of the company have positive potential for the employees

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "A long established company..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Good products with market presence

    Cons

    Bonus is based on team performance not individual

    Advice to Management

    Objective based company so no incentive for the true sales person.


  7. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Health insurance is the more typical HSA type insurance. With new CEO, headcount reduction is becoming more prevalent.

  8. "Decent Pay"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They focus on their people.

    Cons

    Many acquisitions not paying off.


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees who care about their jobs and the mission of the company. Good benefits and salaries. Nice environment to work every day.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to work from home, not a lot of advancement from the current level. No stock options for non exempt employees.


  10. "Senior Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Patient centered company with high values

    Cons

    Changes in pharmaceutical industry often


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