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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 98 Eli Lilly and Co. Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
4.3
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.3
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Full Stack Developer
in Indianapolis, IN

"Great environment to kick-start your career as a Full-stack developer."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Eli Lilly and Co. Employee
in Indianapolis, IN

"I have worked for Lilly for 15 years. The experience/role satisfaction is very dependent upon which business area/function you work. Some areas are extremely politically charged where leadership teams do not collaborate well, Sr leaders demonstrate poor leadership or even individual behaviors while other areas are much more collaborative, supportive of innovation, Leaders display appropriate behaviors, support their teams and their individual development. I recommend a career experience in functions that are broad in scope such as finance, project management, customer service, marketing that support drug development teams. My advice is to do your homework/networking on the functional leadership before accepting roles in their organizations."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.1
Eli Lilly and Co. (153)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Revlon (7)
2.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Hexcel (12)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,885)
Eli Lilly and Co. Employee
in Indianapolis, IN

"There is a brain drain going on here. The company is not supporting career development. Half of the workers are more interested in the social aspect and don't work. Others must do the work. People who don't like to work become the managers and they don't have a clue about how things get done."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Eli Lilly and Co. Employee
in Indianapolis, IN

"It's a big company. The business model establishes a high level of self management for employees. Therefore, the managers can focus on their own personal work. This means they don't pay much attention to who is doing what in their departments. Management struggles to differentiate employees. Typically, everyone gets nearly the same raises and compensation. If you're an above average employee, you won't get recognized for what you do. You'll be better off at another employer. If you're below average, then this is the place for you, because you can coast without management noticing and you'll get the same raise as others."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Average Eli Lilly and Co. Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $4
2012 $4
Eli Lilly and Co. Employee
in Indianapolis, IN

"I've worked at Lilly since 2001. Management struggles to differentiate employee performance. Typically, most everyone gets the same raise. Like a union environment, an employee is rewarded for average performance. If you are above average in ability, you'll be supporting the raise of others, but could receive better compensation elsewhere. If you're below average, you will be able to get by here. Many co-workers have become unmotivated. If you want to be a top performer, go someplace else. If you're good at networking you'll always have a paycheck, and you can "network" without your supervisor knowing. They don't pay attention."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior .NET Programmer
in Indianapolis, IN

"I have worked with Lilly from June 2014 to December 2014. Its a great workplace to learn about the Pharma domain. My team was very helpful to help me understand the application quickly and also there are teams to help us understand the policies and new tools by giving training to employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Manager
in Morrisville, NC

"Great company, the reps I had to work with were less so."

What do you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"Great company with great products. Gave you the opportunity to find ways to grow."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you know it is a contract and can be stopped at anytime."

What don't you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"Contract. Only had 2 years working with them. Also the pod thing isn't always the best."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Remember to look at the talent and the end results. Don't always worry about if we earned our catering degree."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
SAS Programmer
in Indianapolis, IN

"This is my first company job in USA."

What do you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"It is a great company and I like working there."

What don't you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"I don't like some person who always says he knows a lot but he could not do any project on time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make sure people working in the project could do their job correctly and on time."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sourcing Associate
in Indianapolis, IN

What do you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"The outcome of the company's efforts & their support for work life balance (although that's been eroding over the last few years)."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask a lot of questions about the workload in the area and the nature of the work the job entails."

What don't you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"Downsizing has led to unreasonable work loads & lower morale. The company has been more focused on making shareholders happy and has taken their eye off their employees' needs."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus more on employee needs/well-being and how company initiatives negatively impact that."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Business Development Manager
in Moscow, ID

What do you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"High level of company's ethical standards, strong team and responsibility from day one."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Explore the Russian pharma industry before making the final decision: it is in many ways different from that of the US and Europe."

What don't you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"Vague professional growth opportunities (based on analysis of earlier MBA employee's career tracks), low level of involvement in international activity (unlike most other regions, the Russian unit was almost separated from the rest of the global company, with low chances of gaining experience in other geographies)."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Increase cooperation with other regions: to take advantage of obvious synergies a global company like Lilly can have and to better meet the employee's desire for collaboration and global exposure."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Research Scientist
in Indianapolis, IN

"Very good."

What do you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"A great place to do good science and grow professionally."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know what you are looking for. Do some research about the company."

What don't you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"Most of the research - CPRD, med chem - are now outsourced."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue to listen to the employees. Find ways to support U.S economy."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Organic Chemist
in Indianapolis, IN

"Very good."

What do you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"It's a great place to do science and grow professionally."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know what you are looking for. Do some research about the company."

What don't you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"A lot of their research and development and medicinal chemistry are being outsourced."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue to listen to employees. Find ways to support US economy."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Specialty Sales Representative
in Portland, OR
Person You Work For 3.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Consultant
in Washington, DC
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 4.2 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.2 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.5 / 5
SAP Project Manager
in Indianapolis, IN
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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