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"Lots of very smart people that are used to doing things a particular way"

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Current Employee - Research Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Research Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great pay. Nice town. Smart colleagues. At the principal research scientist level and above, You are generally given the freedom to decide what to do and how to do it. This is a place that openly celebrates promotions and devotes a day to do so, with spouses. Family friendly. Interesting mix of very creative and very conservative approaches.

Cons

A lot of pressure to produce results. Promotions don't always go to the best performers but to the people that play the game well and smooze with key decision makers. Can be cold and snowy in the winter.

Advice to Management

Value teamwork more and do not micromanage.

Other Employee Reviews for Eli Lilly

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company to work for, now it is just average."

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    Current Employee - Operation Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Operation Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people from mid level managers down. Lilly still has the ability to make a difference in the lives of people.

    Cons

    Poor executive management, poor loyalty for employees, compensation and benefits are unremarkable at this point. All and all the company has been managed into a run of the mill pharma company. Very sad!

    Advice to Management

    Business majors run businesses and chemistry majors run labs. Never the two should meet. Failed business plans and a lack of vision has created an environment of fear. No longer is the free flow of ideas the norm. Instead people just want to make the next cut of job layoffs.


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    "Friendly environment that can get even better"

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

    Pros

    The good things about Eli Lilly are that they have an established market presence, good networking opportunities if you try, and generally nice people who are willing to have coffee with you and chat about life and business.

    Cons

    Some positions are assigned a lot more work than they should have. I saw many people who have too many assignments that they might as well have been paid 2 times their current pay. The salary is not the top of the line, and you must get used to the location because you won't be traveling much for most of their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider alternative ways approaching the high R&D structure experienced by pharmaceutical companies in general. Growth opportunities should be expanded.

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