Sanofi-Aventis
3.5 of 5 208 reviews
www.sanofi.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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3.5 208 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Sanofi-Aventis Directeur Général Chris Viehbacher

Chris Viehbacher

(89 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Downsizing every couple of years

    Manager, Sales Compensation (Current Employee)
    Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsGood place to work for. Good pay and benefits

    ConsLayoffs happen frequently and often

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    Constant reorganization, poor management, excellent benefits

    Business Support & IT (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany offers excellent employee benefits

    ConsConstantly reorganizing and restructuring leads to constant management changes.
    French leadership and culture doesn't align well to US workforce.
    Constantly outsourcing certain functions to low bidders and get poor service as a result.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain middle managers on project and people management skills.
    Minimize organization restructuring to build some stability into teams and plans.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2yrs OUT

    Senior Specialty Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Waco, TX

    ProsGreat training and support from direct management

    ConsUpper management forgets who brings home the bacon

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry spending 6 mos. in a specialty /hospital territory

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits work life balance attainable

    ConsLack of leadership & vision

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good benefit, terrible management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefit, good middle management folks until they realize their career is going no where in a French company.

    ConsUpper management team is the worst I have seem. How is it possible that sanofi have all the worst management folks all in one place?

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the senior medical team and some that actually works and can make better decisions instead of complaining all the time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Research Investigator (Former Employee)
    Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsWork/life balance is good. Family oriented and the work load is not too heavy.

    ConsNot efficient and adaptive to changes. Reorganization is ok but laying off people is always a bad thing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    10 years of experience. Great opportunity to sell in many different disease states.

    Senior Specialty Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsThe people, culture and the benefits.

    ConsCulture; Patent cliff; Future uncertain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest with sales force. Increase salaries.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsGood salary and good products

    ConsDeclining culture and no value to your people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people.

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    Brief review

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent colleagues, valuable experience, balanced opportunity at the time

    ConsLack of ability to understand oncology, craving acceptance by supposed KOLs

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    OK place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI am able to work from home once a week. I get an annual bonus based on performance. They offer great benefits such as ample vacation time.

    ConsThere are no opportunities for professional development or promotions and very little job movement. It is difficult to move into another department if you'd like to gain experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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