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Eli Lilly Reviews

Updated July 20, 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. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent teamwork, the people, the ability to learn and grow. Great benefits. Excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's a large company so there is a lot of bureaucracy.


  2. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Eli Lilly (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    i don't have any cons

  3. "Positive experience right out of school"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biochemist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Biochemist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Depending on which group, are be excellent mentorship possibilities and independence within role

    Cons

    Larger companies are forced to adhere to very standardized promotion criteria that are often subjective.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on independence in roles and continue personal development


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Executive pharmaceutical sales representative calling on a variety of specialists, primary care and surgical physicians"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great respect for people, work-life-family balance; amazing trend towards keeping the patient at the forefront of all that Lilly does.

    Cons

    Not many if any...occasional reorganizations when drugs lose patent and some favoritism played out.......slow to keep up with current pay in other companies at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency but have a "Plan B" in case the pipeline doesn't come through


  5. "Sales rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal manager was great. Work life balance was good.

    Cons

    Team quotas. Lack of consistent uppper management priorities. Bonus pay continued to decrease. Unrealistic quotas. No quota trips.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Eli Lilly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Associate/Senior Automation Engineering Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Training Associate/Senior Automation Engineering Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Diverse workforce, good people

    Cons

    Dependent on next new drug and patents expiring.


  7. "Great Company. Good work-life balance."

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company has a great culture and treats employees with great respect. This is a great place to work and I would do it again.

    Cons

    I truly have nothing in this area to write. I enjoyed my experience working here. Not one single complaint to report.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Senior District Sales Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior District Sales Manager in Gallatin, TN
    Current Employee - Senior District Sales Manager in Gallatin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Good benefits and work/life balance. Good at opportunities to develop.

    Cons

    Questionable corporate leadership in regards to pipeline and R&D decisions. Lost of patents ending on good drugs with no replacements. Frequent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    hire and develop the best qualified people to successfully launch future products. Ensure pipeline has good odds of success


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior District Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior District Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Senior District Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Culture, intelligent people, value respect for people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and better at prioritization

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow people to lead and find innovative ways of solving problems


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance
    Benefits
    Competitive Salary
    Robust finance rotational program

    Cons

    Location - While Indianapolis is a decent city, there is much to be desired and the winters are quite harsh.


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