Eli Lilly and Company Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

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Eli Lilly and Company Chairman and CEO  David A. Ricks
David A. Ricks
275 Ratings
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  • "Indianapolis can be perceived as somewhat boring(in 60 reviews)

  • "Multiple layoffs related to several patent cliffs,(in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Supportive management team and career focused"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Eli Lilly and Company full-time

    Pros

    Lilly had a supportive management team, great top-down communication on updates, great team providing tremendous support, great medication in their bag and focused on development for each employee.

    Cons

    The pay is not as competitive as other pharma companies and experience in Indiana was required for developmental/leadership roles.

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-15
  2. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sale Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Eli Lilly and Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and they put their employees first

    Cons

    Not many! Great company to work for

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-09
  3. "No longer consumer focused"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly and Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lilly has great benefits, PTO, flexibility, movement between cost centers for career development

    Cons

    human resources ineffective, boys club mentality, glass ceiling for women, decisions based on profit/loss not consumer risk

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-07
  4. "top company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Eli Lilly and Company full-time

    Pros

    top people, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    very high stress and pressure

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    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-21
  5. "trending downward"

    3.0
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Eli Lilly and Company full-time

    Pros

    Good company and benefits, good people

    Cons

    stressful, lacks prioritization, unclear expectations. Used to care about people, turning into a standard corp

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-21
  6. "Great organization"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Eli Lilly and Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Inclusive culture. CEO values diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Sometimes passive-aggressive culture/people fueled by long-tenured workforce that is sometimes resistant to change

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-06
  7. "Mixed feeling"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist 

    I have been working at Eli Lilly and Company full-time

    Pros

    Some innovations, resources, benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    Struggle to maintain continuity on business strategies due to frequent leadership turnover; weak oncology pipeline; inconsistent standards for promotion

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-06
  8. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Finance Manager 

    I worked at Eli Lilly and Company full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities to advance your career

    Cons

    politics like any other mayor corporation

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-06
  9. "Eli Lilly Corporate"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 

    I worked at Eli Lilly and Company full-time

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits 401k etc.

    Cons

    Depending on the area it's minimum career development opportunities

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-05-19
  10. "Work/Life Balance"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process/Technology Associate Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eli Lilly and Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lilly is very flexible with an associate's schedule, knowing that family and volunteer opportunities are critical to the well being of an associate. There are many opportunities for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy to get a project started.

    Eli Lilly and Company2020-04-30
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