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Reviews for Eli Lilly and Company

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.92
Support from management
3.60
Teamwork
3.85
Freedom to work independently
3.96
Internal Communication
3.64
Office / Work Environment
3.92
Environmental Friendliness
4.09
Work-Life Balance
3.89
Challenging Work
3.84
Inclusive / Diverse
3.99

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.07
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.52
Career Development
3.74
Overall compensation for your work
3.96
Company Image
4.15
Job Security
3.35
Handicapped Accessibility
4.36
Workplace Safety
4.45
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 40 of 76 reviews Parking in 41 of 76 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 14 of 76 reviews Stock or equity options in 30 of 76 reviews 401(k) in 49 of 76 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 17 of 76 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 4 of 76 reviews Ability to work remotely in 32 of 76 reviews Desirable office location in 24 of 76 reviews Tuition assistance in 24 of 76 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 36 of 76 reviews 401(k) Match in 50 of 76 reviews Flexible spending account in 27 of 76 reviews Paid time off in 47 of 76 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 53 of 76 reviews Relocation allowance in 8 of 76 reviews Life insurance in 46 of 76 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 54 of 76 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 11 of 76 reviews Health and wellness programs in 45 of 76 reviews Employee discounts in 44 of 76 reviews Vehicle allowance in 13 of 76 reviews Employee events in 40 of 76 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 76 reviews Fitness center on site in 38 of 76 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 12 of 76 reviews
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Attitude towards older colleagues

Focus is on early career professionals with older employees being driven out or laid off

Career Development

This is determined by one's self along with support from management

Overall compensation for your work

Low salary compared to industry average

Suggestions for improvement

  • Focus on hiring the right people not just because of diversity. Keep up with industry payscale

What I like about the company

Good company image

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli lilly
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered
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Inclusive / Diverse

They say they do, but it's not the reality

Suggestions for improvement

  • Lack of innovation, tight and old mindset, resistance to change. Stop preaching about diversity and inclusion and start doing it, making employees feel welcome and happy.

What I like about the company

The company's mission is great, plenty of opportunities to learn (self training), depending on your age, it gives you some stability (they dismissed - aka early retirement - over 2000 employees last year)

What I dislike about the company

Promotions, career opportunities are not fair or based on the employees performance.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly and Company
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hiring more employees within certain areas of production could increase productivity and minimize overtime.

What I like about the company

I was able to get my foot in the door as a contracted employee and quickly move into a full-time, permanent position.

What I dislike about the company

I feel that salary could be more based upon an individual's work rather than the years they have been with the company.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Support from management

Meet up once a month to check how I am doing

Teamwork

Team Lilly is what we are focusing on

Internal Communication

I can be a little shy so I struggle with networking. I would say I am approachable though and can talk to anyone who talks to me

Gender Equality

We are all about diversity and inclusion

Career Development

My supervisor is here to help with my growth within the company

Overall compensation for your work

More than fair

Office / Work Environment

We have an integrated work space and people can work mobile. I love my area because it has lots of natural light. The only thing is that I get cold a lot

Environmental Friendliness

There are recycle bins everywhere

Work-Life Balance

We get lots of vacation and personal time

Company Image

Very very happy

Workplace Safety

Ergonomics is very important here. They have people make sure your desk is set up correctly. Also have signs to not text and walk

Challenging Work

Not too challenging yet since I am still pretty new. I’m sure it will get harder as time goes by.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I don’t have any improvements since I haven’t been here long. The company is continuously trying to make improvements for our medicines and for our employees.

What I like about the company

Everyone here is always willing to help you out. I love the team that I am on because everyone is so positive and uplifting. My manager truly cares about me and wants to make sure I am set up for success and on the right career path. The benefits are amazing here. I love that the company shuts down at the end of the year for all employees to spend time with family.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes the fast changes can be difficult. I haven’t been here long enough to really notice anything bad.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly and Company
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

very positive mostly

Support from management

immediate management has always been very supportive

Teamwork

it is encouraged but not always achieved across departnments

Freedom to work independently

yes but some managers can micro manage

Internal Communication

good feedback usually

Gender Equality

a number of strong women in this workplace

Attitude towards older colleagues

has become an increasingly younger company and older peole have been retired and so a lot of experience has been lost

Career Development

definitely true especially among the new hires

Overall compensation for your work

very well paid with bonuses and stock

Office / Work Environment

nice place to work

Environmental Friendliness

this was being improved as I was leavig

Work-Life Balance

alot of work is expected and some people do not take their vacations because of it

Company Image

great career for 24 years

Job Security

has been a lot of ups and downs lately leading to 'forced' early retirements

Handicapped Accessibility

less sure about this but probably could be improved

Workplace Safety

alot of training which is mandatory

Challenging Work

research is very challenging period

Inclusive / Diverse

could do alot better

Suggestions for improvement

  • make everyone feel valued including older people 55+ year olds that may be in the latter parts of their careers. the shift has been towards less experienced young people who are new to the company that do not have the same experience.

What I like about the company

great company to have a long term career with. I was there for 24 years and I was compensated very well. I performed drug discovery research which has been a highlight in my entire life as well as career

What I dislike about the company

there have been several early retirement programs which has resulted in some forced lay offs. it has become a little un-stable and has affected the every day-to-day working climate

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

Too focused on political correctness

Teamwork

Political correctness was expected

Freedom to work independently

Lots of bureaucracy

Internal Communication

Always changing

Gender Equality

Focused on improving

Attitude towards older colleagues

Big push to get older workers to leave

Work-Life Balance

Always trying to get more from people

Challenging Work

Competitive workplace

Inclusive / Diverse

Only if you agreed with the view

Suggestions for improvement

  • So much effort on political correctness.

What I like about the company

It is a stable company, however, the pharmaceutical industry is extremely competitive and under a lot of pressure to both innovate and also limit price increases. It has been a good industry but with all the changes it is hard to say how stable jobs will be in the future.

What I dislike about the company

Hard question to answer, not really sure what to say.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

Good place to start your pharmacy career, but limited development opportunities and low pay.

Support from management

Varies by manager, but my manager was rigid and unhelpful

Teamwork

Team goals.

Freedom to work independently

Too many metrics — got in the way of seeing customers

Internal Communication

Clear communication for the most part

Gender Equality

Not equal. Not even close.

Attitude towards older colleagues

If you are over 40, time to start lookong elsewhere

Career Development

No field based opportunities

Overall compensation for your work

Horrible compensation compared to others

Work-Life Balance

Great time off options

Challenging Work

Appropriately challenging

Inclusive / Diverse

They talk diversity all day long, and only support stupid ideas from diverse and under qualified individuals. Disgusting. You have to be non-white to be promoted.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fire Dave Ricks and provide your employees with fair compensation and opportunities to develop

What I like about the company

Very family friendly and good if you enjoy travel.

What I dislike about the company

Dave Ricks, CEO. There aren’t enough expletives in the English language to express my disdain for him.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered

Company Culture

depends on the team

Challenging Work

I've been at it for too long

Suggestions for improvement

  • Middle management could offer oportunities for advancement to more diverse set of employees, not just those who are similar to themselves

What I like about the company

I feel my work has direct impact on society and I'm proud to be in this industry

What I dislike about the company

Senior leadership tries hard to offer work-life balance to employees, but implementation may vary with business unit/middle management

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly and Company
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 02.Feb 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • be more honest and open with employees about future directios

What I like about the company

very good employer. Excellent benefits. Alt of change however in recent years which hads led to some internal unrest and anxiety

What I dislike about the company

the downsizing which is almost performed underhandedly

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly and Company
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 17.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Challenging Work

Easy due to experience

Suggestions for improvement

  • Insurance that pays all charges in health

What I like about the company

Boss understands my condition and is basically a friend

What I dislike about the company

High medication cost can cause anger from customers

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Eli Lilly and Company
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered