Sanofi-Aventis

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If you are fortunate & report to a manager who has good people skills, then you will enjoy working at Sanofi-Aventis.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Sanofi-Aventis

Pros

Fair salaries, good health benefit coverage-many plans to choose from, excellent work-life benefits, vacation policy, and 401 k plan, Overall, a well managed company.

Cons

If you worked for a small company before, you may be overwhelmed. It takes more time to get things approved and put into action in a larger company like Sanofi-Aventis

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Typically, sales managers are promoted from the field sales force. The main requirement is usually "high sales achievements" , However, many high sales achievers do not know the first thing about managing a dynamic group of sales reps. Even after completing "manager training" courses, it still takes some time to develop good "employee management" skills. (Of course there are some that just don't seem to be able to effectively manage others even with extensive training.) During the interim period, a company could lose most of it's top sales reps reporting to the new sales manager. This translates to sales losses on two fronts. The new sales manager has lost top sales reps and the new manager is no longer directly contributing to sales because they have been promoted.

No opinion of CEO

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    CV hospital sales

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    Current Employee - CVIN Specialty Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - CVIN Specialty Sales in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Sanofi has a great work life balance, however, in recent times micro management has become increasely common among Sanofi managers.

    Cons

    micro management by divisional managers. poor compensation relative to other companies. lack of direction with upcoming generics and patent cliff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slim down the territories. hire internally for open positions. why train a new rep for a territory that has six months left on patent.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    The truth hurts

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Great benefits, a few good products to sell, to get pharmaceutical experience, to see how Big Pharma works, to get a paycheck (albeit one on the low end of the pharma company pay spectrum)

    Cons

    Micromanagement of employees, constant poor corporate decision making resulting in an increasingly unstable company, no clear vision or path for employees (business plan/model changes virtually every quarter), corrupt management, bonus payout reports ridiculously late and often contain conspicuously "funny" math, little opportunity for advancement or growth compared to other companies, abusive managers, poor product pipeline, loss of credibility in the medical community, unethical practices, disregard for employee morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the bleeding, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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