Sanofi-Aventis

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Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
109 Reviews
4.0
109 Reviews
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Sanofi-Aventis Directeur Général Chris Viehbacher
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Tough to maintain work life balance as because pressure is always on but not impossible (in 22 reviews)

  • good benefits, very professional attitude (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • The job I had also provided very poor work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management forgets who brings home the bacon (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people, good company, but excessive senior management churning and re-organization

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues with deep experience and strong sense of professionalism

    Cons

    High level politics and bureaucratic excess can be stifling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work before all the regulation

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Jackson, MS

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, company car, good commissions. Everyone I worked with in the local territory was great and helped one another. Made many good friends for life.

    Cons

    After the regulations were put in place the company and managers began to micro manage everything. Use to be here is your quota and your territory. Go do your job. Ten it became here are the doctors in your territory you must see this one x amount of times per month. Some of these doctors didn't even use the type of pharmaceuticals we sold so there was no benefit to do that. If you didn't you got less than expected on your year end review. Even if you were well above quota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to give a quota does it really matter how your sales people attain it, stop making them check the boxes for reasons that don't grow business. We know what we are doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing/Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Great place to learn all aspects of marketing and operations. Excellent salary, superb benefits, and great products.

    Cons

    Legal regulations. The industry is heavily regulated in terms of marketing and leadership in recent years has been inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to properly position the company in terms of culture and vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Big, stable large pharma

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting work, relative job security

    Cons

    Large company means that work sometimes moves slowly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a challenging, but fun job.

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Bridgeton, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Bridgeton, NJ

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They have unlimited coffe on campus and they have microwaves and dishwashers.

    Cons

    There was long hours, hard work, and not much break.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent opportunities for individual growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager - Sales
    Former Employee - District Manager - Sales

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement were excellent. The people who worked for s-a were outstanding. You were able to to develop and execute your own tailored business plan w/in the hospital and specialty teams. Training & development was always very good. Overall, a great place to have a career.

    Cons

    Prior to leaving the company, it felt like the company was moving towards a "top-down" approach where strategies were being forced onto the sales force across the country; there was less flexibility to adapt strategies to meet the needs of your local market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior speciality sales professional- diabetes

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialty Sales Professional in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Specialty Sales Professional in Bowling Green, KY

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

    Pros

    Good direct management, product pipe line, Sanofi companies

    Cons

    Volatility in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep direct contact with sales force, start stock option incentive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Beautiful people and company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    people are nice, helpful, Building is beautiful with loads of amenities.

    Cons

    they don't often hire perm employees, they hire many contractors in Bridgewater, NJ. CEO just left company. they don't like some people working from home. Very conservative company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire good people and make them perm. Pay closer attention of their work and give incentives. Also allow all levels to have the opportunity to work from home.

  10.  

    Overall package is good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits are among the best in the industry - 401K, pensions, health insurance, and vacation

    Cons

    pay is not the highest in the world of big pharma, going more to a contract workforce in the last 5 years so it is different than before as far as culture and harder to get a permanent position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not to reorganize territories so often - not good for consistency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    this is a good company

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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)

    Pros

    they offer good bens, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    there seems to be a lack of security

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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