Spotlight on our latest Partner, Eli Lilly

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Eli Lilly (Lilly) recently came on board as our latest Partner at Ex-Military Careers. We wanted to learn more about their journey, goals and passions as they look to collaborate with us here at Ex-Military Careers to bridge the gap between the military and civilian careers, and here is what we found out:

Lilly was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that met real needs in an era of unreliable elixirs peddled by questionable characters. His charge to the generations of employees who have followed was this: "Take what you find here and make it better and better." More than 145 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve starting with those who take our medicines, and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live.

What do you do to support veterans?

There are a variety of career paths at Eli Lilly, spanning across Business, Engineering, Finance, HR, Information Technology, Legal, Manufacturing/Quality, medical, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing.

Lilly has an employee resource group dedicated to veterans at Lilly, this group provides mentorship to transitioning veterans, assists with veteran recruiting efforts, arranges veteran-related volunteer opportunities, provides networking opportunities for employees, and holds veteran-dedicated events (Memorial Day/Veteran’s Day, etc.)

What are your core values?

Integrity, Excellence and Respect for People

What are your short and long-term business goals?

Lilly company purpose- 35,000 global employees coming together from diverse backgrounds to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Lilly is Powered by Purpose.

Why did you decide to partner with Ex-Military Careers?

Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion is at the core of our organization. It is the lens through which we understand and respond to the unique needs of the millions of individuals who depend on our medicines worldwide. Learn more about diversity at Eli Lilly.

While Lilly is beating the national average on hiring women, people of color, and veterans into the skilled trades, all of these groups remain under-represented overall.  Ex-Military Careers will hopefully help us increase the number of veterans hired into the skilled trades at Lilly.

What do you believe veterans can bring to businesses?

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Familiar with working in a regulated environment
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • Experience and maturity

What are you looking to achieve through this partnership?

We are looking to expand our reach to the veteran community. 

How can Ex-Military Careers support you in achieving your diversity goals?

By providing a direct line of communication to veteran job-seekers

What do you believe is the most transferable skill that veterans bring to civilian careers?

Veterans have been trained to work under pressure and manage stress.  No matter what work comes their way, veterans will be relatively unphased and able to perform their job functions.

They are dependable employees and able to quickly learn and adapt to new environments.

What are your hopes for the future of veteran re-employment?

  • Veterans understanding that they have learned transferable skills that will make them highly successful in the “civilian” world
  • More veterans entering the civilian workforce into a welcoming environment with purposeful work
  • Improved (easier, quicker, faster, increased participation) veteran hiring process

If you would like to find out more about Eli Lilly, or find out about current opportunities with them, check out their website.