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"Don't judge a book by its cover"

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Former Contractor - Senior Sales Representative in Portland, OR
Former Contractor - Senior Sales Representative in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

They have excellent benefits and perks. The company is generally a very nuturing environment for employees. They claim to promote a healthy work/life balance. This is refreshing and is being promoted at the highest levels of the organization.

Cons

The pay is a little behind as far as industry standards go. They also have a slow promotional structure that can be somewhat convoluted and subjective. This can make it very hard to advance and show improvement or leadership for pay increases. They are also moving to a "report card" style system for bonus pay outs to the sales force that relies on feedback from customers to determine percentage of bonus paid to the field reps. Considering the number of pharma reps running around out there, this has caused a great deal of concern for the reps. The doctors surveyed and all the data is gathered and interpreted confidentially by the company with no recourse allowed to the employees whose pay is effected by these reports. You could have stellar numbers but if the doctors surveyed don't remember you by name and have a positive impression, you could miss out on a big chunk of money that you have worked very hard to get.

Advice to Management

Put in the work to develop your employees. Be leaders by leading and back up what you say. Don't make promises and then not follow through, or even worse, do the exact opposite. The employees take note and do not like empty rhetoric.

Other Employee Reviews for Eli Lilly

  1. "Very Good Company!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredible Company with Top Notch reputation with Customers

    Cons

    Very regulated and guardrails limit any individual creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Go with what works- eliminate the activities that only waste money!


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    "If you work in Engineering / Maintenance at LTC-S, look out!!"

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    Former Employee - Skilled Trades-Maintenance in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Skilled Trades-Maintenance in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eli Lilly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, descent pay, good crews to work with.

    Cons

    Dont rock the boat, challenge authority in any way, they will fire you for it...forget the President's message to speak up-be bold- challenge the status-quo...it will just get you fired. Very slow upward mobility...forget work life balance...they will work you like a dog and think nothing of it...supervision sits on their hands and collects unlimited overtime while the trogs do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Check your down lines- don't drink the kool-aid-don't believe what your being told by your middle managers..its all crap-they're getting paid well for the great hair cuts and nice clothes..but they are deceiving you. Do your own checking, if you have the courage to follow your own edict- Talk to the people actually "doing" the work and listen to them...they are the only ones who truly know the truth!!


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