Our legacy dates back 136 years to our founder, Colonel Eli Lilly. More than a century ago, his vision and his commitment to patients, employees, and communities set a strong tone for our company that continues today. Our business has prospered because of our people—people with a talent for innovation and a passion for making a difference by finding treatments for the most stubborn diseases; people whose talent is matched by their generosity; and people with strong values and a determination to prevail, regardless of the challenges.

As a pharmaceutical company, our mission is to make medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. Our employees are essential to us accomplishing that mission. Read more



At Lilly, embracing diversity is at the core of our long-held value of respect for people. It is the lens through which we understand and respond to the unique needs of the millions of individuals who depend on our medicines. We’re proud of our diversity and the essential role it plays in helping us accomplish our mission.

Lilly works to attract and retain talented employees who bring the varying perspectives and skills we need to operate on a global level. Diversity fosters creativity, creativity drives innovation, and innovation leads to better patient outcomes and enhanced business success. Without diverse ideas, we simply cannot remain viable in a rapidly changing environment. Read more



  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc
  • Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association of Female Executives
  • Top 100 Best Places to Work, Best Places to Work Hall of Fame, Working Mother

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Health & Safety

Placing our employees’ health and safety among our highest priorities is consistent with the Lilly value of respect for people. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we want them to operate in the safest environment possible. Our health and safety programs are tailored to each of our business areas, including sales and marketing, manufacturing, research and development, and administrative global services. Successful injury prevention requires every employee to be vigilant about keeping himself or herself and others safe.

As one of the world’s largest providers of medicines, we strive to make people’s lives better—and we want the same for our own employees. We promote the wellness of our own workforce through medical care plans and services and programs to encourage healthier lifestyles and physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We want our employees to be healthy and productive for the work they do at Lilly and in their lives outside of the workplace. Read more