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"Pretty Decent"

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Former Employee - Process Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Pay is pretty decent
Benefits are great considering the economy
Respect for People that is working there
Workers are pretty nice, for the most part

Cons

Communication is lacking, especially in management
Promotion Opportunity is lacking, especially in manufacturing
Location is not the best, but it could be worst
Vacation Time
Low expectations

Advice to Management

Expectations are sometimes extremely high due to the lack support they give you. Running a process and improving it isn't hard. It all the extra projects that they sometimes give you, that is too much.

Other Employee Reviews for Eli Lilly

  1. "Good company to work, mainy IT opportunities to work at."

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    • 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

    1. Good benefits
    2. Good opportunities, challenges
    3. Good people to work with

    Cons

    1. Company going through tough times.
    2. Ceiling on pay being reached, no baseline increase in 2012.

    Advice to Management

    1. Don't outsource so much, invest in employees in the downtime.


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    "Respect for People, but times are tough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lilly has totally flexible work hours and is very "family friendly." The compensation, salary and benefits, is very competitive. The work environment is first class. They are moving aggressively toward a mobile workplace, unfortunately this does not extend to freedom to work from home without strong coordination with your supervision. It is a well respected company in the community and in the state.

    Cons

    While this is probably typical for most large businesses, it is a highly political environment. Networking is extremely important. "Organizational memory" is very long. While they encourage you to take risks, you need to be certain that it is a risk you can overcome. Failure is not an option and if you fail, it will follow you for a number of years as your career stalls. This may not be universal and maybe mitigated if you have done the "required" networking ahead of time. This gives your management a chance to "spin" your failure into something with less impact.

    Advice to Management

    It is very hard to see significant capital improvements being made while in the process of shedding 5,000 employees. Things will be great for those who remain. It is also tiresome to hear how great our product pipeline is, when the financial results don't materialize. (This is not unique to Lilly and is a problem with all pharma companies.) That said, I must say I cannot image a company that handles layoffs in a more generous manner. Sometimes the business climate demands a contraction of the workforce and Lilly handles it about as well as it can be done.

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