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Lilly UK Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lilly UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, opportunity to learn new skills and develop. You can really make a difference at Lilly to your job and to peoples lives... lots of very talented people and team work is great. great social club with lots going on to suit all tastes. people tend to really like it here and stick around - ther are opportunities to do different things so you don't need to get stuck in a rut... lots of good training - soft skills as well as technical

    Cons

    Often lots to do - you do need to be prepared to be a bit flexible sometimes with time but your own priorities are taken into account as well and there is always good recognition for a job well done. The pharma industry has lots of challenges and bringin new products out remains top priority and does put some challenges into the business form time to time


  2. Helpful (1)

    "great employer"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very well managed, long term thinking on employment matters, good communication to employees and great connections with corporate

    Cons

    Employees at different sites do not get much visibility of one another; recent re-structuring events have diminished the employer branding internally

    Advice to Management

    maintain a consistent approach to recruiting in order to keep a strong employer brand with target candidates as well as employees


  3. "Work for a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lilly UK full-time

    Pros

    Professional ethical friendly strong values

    Cons

    Long distance, UK affiliate less promotion opportunity


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Evolution is the key"

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    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!


  6. "Enjoyed my time here"

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    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


  7. "People oriented healthcare company"

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    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


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

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    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. "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!


  10. "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


  11. "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


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