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"Sales Representative"

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Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Some of the best reasons to work at Lilly is that you are surrounded with a high caliber of talent. The sales environment is highly structured around team success.

Cons

Some of the largest downsides are the bureacuracy associated with working for a FDA regulated industry, the challenges on getting new blockbusters into the marketplace, and succession planning.

Advice to Management

Innovation is a culture that needs to be established in order to level out the peaks and valleys.

Other Employee Reviews for Eli Lilly

  1. "Good company facing serious challenges"

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    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part they hire good people. Generous benefits and other perks, although these are shrinking somewhat. Work in an industry that helps improve the health of others.

    Cons

    Company culture is very bureaucratic; at corporate you are in meetings all day, every day. Recent downsizing at corporate and in field sales has really hurt morale, although the field layoffs were managed well and management was pretty transparent through the process. No merit increases 2 out of the past 3 years. Facing some tremendous challenges with patent expirations looming.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I was poorly trained and seen as an inferior contracted persona non grata."

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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

    Good benefits and perks, generally a good culture, at least what is represented by upper management.

    Cons

    Cliquey team mates and self serving manager who spoke from both sides of his mouth at once. Lots of busy work to justify a manager's existence or stroke ego, I can't say which.

    Advice to Management

    Time to emerge from the dark ages and become more agile and responsive to customer needs. Trim the fat in middle management.

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