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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. "Eli Lilly"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Important work in healthcare. Great compensation.

    Cons

    Massive company hard to make an impact unless senior executive


  2. "I am an academic intern at lilly biotech in San Diego this summer."

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    Current Intern - Academic in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Academic in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is easy to get along, and has good work life balance. It's really a fun and exciting place to work. There's an amazing gym and restaurant that you can go to during the day.

    Cons

    There is not really anything I have to complain about. I enjoyed my experience very much, and I hope I can come back to work for them again in the future

  3. "Fast Paste environment"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities are endless when you are already in the company.

    Cons

    The tempo is very fast and you don't have time to reflect on your work done. It might be due to the fact that I was a short term contractor.


  4. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People, great job and benefits, fun

    Cons

    They believe in diversity which is equivalent to reverse discrimination


  5. "Low Salarie and Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Eli Lilly (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, you are responsible for your own results

    Cons

    Low career opportunities, any advance in your career


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to grow your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coming out of a postdoc Lilly provides great opportunities to grow, learn drug discovery, and still have some opportunity for basic research. They also treat their employees like family and consider them the most important asset. Lastly, the CEO is a scientist, which fosters an environment of faith that the company will be led in the right direction.

    Cons

    Not the best pay compared to local competitors, but it is offset somewhat by other benefits. It seems unlikely that someone starting there career at Lilly will be able to achieve career goals without having to move out of the company.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Not a place to stay forever"

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    Current Employee - Senior Biologist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Biologist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people to learn from

    Cons

    Do not appreciate scientists as much as other companies

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Take leadership training

  8. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location and good work environment! Team bonding activities and events in the summer - food trucks, taco tuesdays, beach outings, etc. Place to learn a lot and grow your career

    Cons

    Small campus, expensive to live in the neighboring areas, don't get to know members of other teams well


  9. "Great working environment"

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    Current Contractor - Biologist in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Biologist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I always enjoy going to work and my coworkers are a large part of that. The equipment is very up to date and always well maintained.

    Cons

    Being a contractor means you don't get overtime, vacation or sick time. And you don't get invited to holiday parties.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good work, weak management"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work to build experience, see multiple projects due to the size of the overall company

    Cons

    Little input into direction site takes. Management does not listen to feedback. little career development

    Advice to Management

    Answer questions, give proper feedback. , develop your people more


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