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"A large company that believes in its values"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Consultant Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Eli Lilly and Company full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Lilly values are shared broadly and I believe truly believed by a majority of management. Just look at the way the company handled divestment of assets and redundancies. You will always have disgruntled employees who blame others. however, with Lilly being the 4th company I have worked for, the grass is indeed greener here.

Cons

The culture can be too nice and lack transparency at times

Advice to Management

Be honest and transparent with your direct reports. People can take bad news, even the "exemplary" performers that are heroes in their own minds. Allowing someone to believe they are top performers when they are only meeting expectations won't help the organization long term.

Other Employee Reviews for Eli Lilly and Company

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly and Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent career development for aggressive sales professional
    Run your business as you see fit

    Cons

    Respect for people is true only if you fit in their plan.
    Pipeline is all hot air. No new products
    New products are weak. Washouts and measurement from placebo vs. baseline in trials.

    Advice to Management

    You have a hard time determining who the truly talented are. You better find mid-level leadership to right this ship because it is SUBSTANTIALLY lacking in both sales and marketing.


  2. "A great place to work if you are flexible."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eli Lilly and Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and other benefits.
    Good opportunities for career advancement.
    Opportunities for new experiences and continuous learning.

    Cons

    First-line and middle management often insecure and can be difficult to work with. Can delay advancement for some promising talent.
    Sr. Mgt more willing to embrace new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers well so they don't have to micro-manage or be afraid of new talent.
    Sr. Management needs to be more in touch with what Jr. Mgt is doing.

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