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Lilly UK Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Evolution is the key"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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. "Good Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lilly UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very supportive environment and a lot of opportunities to prove yourself

    Cons

    People were only there because its a good place to work, no one is actually passionate about pharma. Everyone tries to be a leader, so a lot of conflict and politics

    Advice to Management

    You cant just have a company full of leaders, or there will be no one to follow


  3. "Good company that cares about the individual"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Business Integrator in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Former Intern - IT Business Integrator in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lilly UK as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, everyone is approachable and you're encouraged to interact outside of your bubble.
    Management are not above listening to suggestions from less senior staff, everyone's input is valid.

    Cons

    In IT there is an over reliance on some design methodologies and software, which can result in some projects becoming over complicated. A case of using the wrong tool for the job.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to genuinely simplify the (IT) development pipeline without introducing any new buzzwords! Give IT staff the opportunity to develop smaller projects themselves without the need for expensive vendors.


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  5. "UK staff are fantastic but the company is very US-centric"

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    Current Employee - Senior Study Manager in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Study Manager in Windlesham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lilly UK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The staff and facilities on the Erl Wood Site are some of the best in the business, you could not wish to meet a more dedicated, friendly and helpful group of people and than those in the Erl Wood Clinical Pharmacology group.

    Cons

    The opportunities for career advancement are extremely limited unless you are prepared to relocate to Indianapolis.
    There is a tendency for new senior management to be installed every 5 years or so and every time they insist on completely rebuilding the whole Clin Pharm department from the ground up, leading to a group that is in a constant state of turmoil, wasting time trying to figure out how to work best under the new structure when we should be dedicating our time to finding innovative solutions to help patients.

    Advice to Management

    Stop restructuring! if it "ain't broke, don't fix it!", instead try focussing your efforts on supporting clinical innovation


  6. "x"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lilly UK full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance

    Cons

    poor progression due to glass ceiling as HQ is in the US


  7. "Lilly UK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good coworkers and many long-term employees. Very nice office environment.

    Cons

    Pay is only average and managers don't manage. Only employees who talk well get on, people who do a good job aren't noticed. No good technical career ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Manage!


  8. "good company to work for. people are really friendly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lilly UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    training is good - people are really friendly.

    Cons

    there is little job opportunity to move to the next level of your career.


  9. "People oriented healthcare company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People focused
    Care about the patient

    Cons

    typical bureaucracy with large company


  10. "Enjoyed my time here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I took a graduate programme here.
    Great environment, great people. Plenty of opportunity to take on significant projects if you show enthusiasm.

    Cons

    Plenty of regulation but this is to be expected in the industry


  11. "Very positive working experience, great co-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I worked at Lilly UK as a contractor

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good leadership, great team.

    Cons

    cant think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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