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Andrew Hotchkiss
10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Evolution is the key"

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

    I have been working at Lilly UK

    Pros

    These people really do care. Every year they focus on ensuring the employees know their objectives, understand them, have a development plan, don't get too frustrated... The effort spent on people is huge (if not talking about salaries or bonuses).

    Cons

    Objectives cannot be met just because is "nice working here", so management have realised they have to change the way they operate. Innovation and risk taking may be the key, but you have to be prepared, and you have to be bold and brave. Current management got to their positions developing other competencies not related to bravery... so Lilly ends up being a company focused in change, but not daring to do it!

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about change and innovations and do it!

  2. "Office Manager"

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      Current Employee - Office Manager in Doral, FL

      I have been working at Lilly UK full-time

      Pros

      Great talent and nice facility.

      Cons

      Long hours. Not enough vacation and Paid time off.

      Advice to Management

      Improve benefits package.

    • "Supply Chain Associate"

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      Current Employee - Supply Chain in Basingstoke, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lilly UK full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Competitive salary, clear goals and objectives and good management

      Cons

      Difficult to get projects implemented

    • "great company, ethos and people"

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      Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Basingstoke, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Lilly UK full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      great culture. full of people wanting to do the right thing. Excellent training and strategic objectives

      Cons

      Some people have worked here for a long long time and can feel a little institutionalized

      Advice to Management

      Get an innovation strategy for people vs products.

    • "Could do better"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Lilly UK full-time

      Pros

      On balance, good people earnest in their approach who want the best for patients. Mature environment that allows for flexible working. Global company, with opportunities to work with colleagues across geographies.

      Cons

      Middle management is poor, exceptionally so in some cases. These individuals display no leadership, offer no mentoring or development support to their teams, and in my view lack the competence to apply themselves properly to their roles. High turnover (for reasons above?) US-centric. Opportunities for progression are limited.

      Advice to Management

      Managers need comprehensive (and intensive) training to enable them to develop the critical skills of management. Better on boarding for new starters.

    • "Placement Year student"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Lilly UK full-time

      Pros

      - Great environment to work in - You get to make your own opportunities and pursue projects from ground up - Amazing parties - Globalised workforce so you get to work with different people all around the world with different experiences and expertise

      Cons

      - Not a lot of graduate opportunities - Quite rigid with new technology - Prefer to stick to old ways

    • "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Lilly UK

      Pros

      Great benefits for employees including development oppoetunities, Good company values and culture

      Cons

      Too bureaucratic as it takes too long to get things done

    • Helpful (4)

      "Lilly is a disaster"

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      Current Employee - Full Time in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Lilly UK full-time

      Pros

      Legacy of greatness, people centric. People wanting to stay for their entire career. History of respect for people, and high values.

      Cons

      Wrecked, all loyalty gone. People that want to leave are made to stay, good people forced to leave who want to stay. If you play the game, and are diverse enough you may be given an expanded role for no additional reward. Very US centric, zero career profession anywhere else.

      Advice to Management

      Just stop, companies are not made on share price alone, you are bleeding to death. Stand up for your people. People coming to Lilly who want to stay for a lifetime is such a rarity, realise this.

    • "project manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Lilly UK full-time

      Pros

      people, until recently the culture

      Cons

      recent change in culture, seem to no longer care about staff welfare

      Advice to Management

      be prepared to play the game

    • "Great Company but Going through a Transisiton Period"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Lilly UK full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Good Development. Wonderful People.

      Cons

      Stopped looking after employees in the same way. Unsure of new UK business Model

      Advice to Management

      Look after your good people more. Have better long term vision.

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