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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. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Job flexibility
    -profession growth opps
    -training
    -compensation
    -company car
    -networking

    Cons

    -manager can make or break your experience


  2. "GooD Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work. Large

    Cons

    to large. Get lost. too far

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Eli Lilly is a good employer with integrity and respect for employees."

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

    Pros

    The company showes respect for employees.

    Cons

    The company has too much bureacracy.

    Advice to Management

    The company would benefit from streamlining processes.


  4. "I enjoy going to work each day"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-Family balance; good benefits; reward and recognition; opportunities and challenges

    Cons

    Like other companies, going through difficult times, which is impacting employee morale. Loss of jobs, but company does more than just hand a pink slip. Starting to rely too much on outsoucing, losing talent and knowledge base.

    Advice to Management

    Outsoucing is not always the answer. It can save money, but it causes the knowledge to be lost. Vendors don't have the same stake in the company as employees, usually causing more time to get simple tasks completed and more red tape.


  5. "Great work experience, made you proud to work for them"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, great managers (all mine were at least), strong name presence
    Open communication, give alot of independence on running your territory

    Cons

    Nothing really about the company, it's the environment that's a little challenging with offices refusing to accept calls, difficult access to the doctors.


  6. "Great place to train and grow throughout your career albeit with a lot of excellent competition..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to leadership
    Training in marketing excellence and principles
    Ability to impact the business
    Good overall compensation package

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Tough place to achieve work-life balance but you can if you try
    Not the most entrepreneurial place to work
    Sometimes not the friendliest place to be

    Advice to Management

    Open it up for innovation from below rather than directives from the top. I know this is happening but must primarily be accomplished through actions by leadership to remove roadblocks and change entrenched attitudes about this vs. talking about this and challenging employees to change when many are shut down when offering new, different ideas from what has been done traditionally.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wasted days and wasted nights"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and relocation packages are great, until you file your taxes, be very careful with that. All kinds of little psychological tests to manipulate through the process, be aware or be gone.

    Cons

    There is a very inbred mentality going all the way back to Eli himself. Self sacrifice is a given, what less would a Civil War hero demand. However, I sometimes wondered whose side he was on.

    Advice to Management

    Get the science back into this company or it will fail in our lifetimes. It's just so completely number and business oriented now - but you need a certain critical mass of 1. Science and 2. Honesty

  8. "Good professional growth"

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

    Pros

    Good company, allows flexible work schedules, pay is good

    Cons

    looks of organizational change resulting in job eliminations although company is hiring externally


  9. "Helped me to grow as a leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Respect for people and opportunities to grow in multiple professional areas and make contributions.

    Cons

    Lately, the environment has become very short term focused with looming patent expirations. The senior leadership hasn't been able to fill the pipeline gap and some of the executives are bringing on people just like them so that no one can challenge them. Takes too long to make any decision.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on results and cut bonuses at the VP level until some new medicines are launched!


  10. "Great while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Modesto, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the company is very good with allowing vacation/personal days, well recognized employer in a respectable industry, company car, free lunch

    Cons

    the immediate manager had no work/life balance and therefore didn't allow the employees to have it either. sales numbers lie and that's what you're being compensated on. promotions are biased.

    Advice to Management

    management needs more communication with employees, the company's IT systems are outdated, they say they care but they really don't,