Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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Sanofi-Aventis Directeur Général Chris Viehbacher
Chris Viehbacher
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  1. Professional environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and
    Professional development

    Cons

    No value for performance
    Ineffective management

    Advice to Management

    Trim down the bloated management
    Emphasis on accountability

  2. Helpful (1)

    Progressively disengaged culture reuled by fear & intimidation.

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    Former Employee - Executive Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Professional

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    industry comparable salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Its not what you accomplish but what upper management thinks of you. gossipy, aweful culture

    Advice to Management

    understand your customers and change accordingly w HCR..Quit pushing reps to do dumb stuff

  3. Helpful (1)

    run fast and don't look back

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    product line
    pipeline of r&d products

    Cons

    top heavy
    reactive mindset
    unfocused
    unclear direction
    horrible company culture

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  5. Bad

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Training program and training team

    Cons

    Huge disconnects from corporate to district levels. Very disorganized

  6. Helpful (2)

    Horrible place for a sales rep

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, vaca, health, dental, car

    Cons

    micro management, cruel people, mean,,,run

  7. Recently left Sanofi after 21 years

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    Former Employee - Senior DSM in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior DSM in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most, vacation, 401k.

    Cons

    I worked for many of the predecessor companies on the Aventis side, since 2005 and the hiring of Chris Viebacher the culture has soured to heavy handed over site and management. I was a manager in the company and began to feel like I was being asked to do things against my ethical beliefs in rating employees when much of the performance today is dictated by managed care and PBM's.

    Advice to Management

    We know it is all about the stockholders and keeping the folks in Paris happy. Relax the culture, performance metrics are ridiculous when you don't understand the US market is not being controlled by healthcare providers alone. There are so many more factors determining prescription volume unless you have novel compounds which unfortunately you do not!

  8. Some good mates sailing with no compass or leadership

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    Former Employee - Medical Director in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Medical Director in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary competitive, ample parking, some excellent colleagues, resources available when priority, international opportunities, high turnover can create opportunities

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no long-term vision or commitment, poor culture - Franco-centric, poor communication, run by bean counters and lawyers, budget re-aligned every 3 mos, innovation squelched and not recognized, CYA culture dominates

    Advice to Management

    Create internal start-ups with 5 yr budgets with 50% internal and external management mix and do not micro-manage. Reorganize into separately run units - decentralized.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Horrific to work for

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The car, can make your own schedule, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Horrible work culture.....set goals that are very difficult to match, as it has become harder and harder to get into hospitals and clinics. They don't care and blatantly ask you to violate laws or do whatever you need to do to get in front of a doc and get the sales. Ethically, it became too much and not worth it to continue there.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the field and actually understand the polices and laws in place and rework how sales professionals should conduct their job, as well as new ways to attain the sales goals without compromising a person's ethics and legal implications of unethical practice!

  10. Swirling down the drain

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    Current Employee - Systems Support in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Support in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better Benefits, Nice Vacation, Flex Days

    Cons

    No Leadership, Low Morale, No Recognition, Low Raises and Bonuses, Not Work from home friendly, Terrible Cafeteria, No Guidance

    Advice to Management

    Need to put the brakes on reorganizing and take a good look at your workforce.

  11. sanofi-aventis is not a good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro about working at s-a were the healthcare benefits and generous vacation time. Other than that, there is NO reason to work there.

    Cons

    Terrible drug pipeline, many failed attempts at bringing new innovative drugs to market, very high turnover at the senior management level, the company is so large that "the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing."

    Advice to Management

    s-a really needs to bring in outside senior management from outside pharma. The company is way too large and too fragmented & this leads to no true company identity.

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