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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

Other Reviews for Sanofi-Aventis

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for big pharma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent. Best vacation policy of any pharma in the US. Strong pipeline.

    Cons

    There is a spoken emphasis on work/life balance, but it doesn't translate into workload. As with any pharma company, the sales reps can be treated like children/micromanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees. Communicate the negative info about products as thoroughly as you communicate the positive. Arm us with all of the information and trust us to use it wisely and fairly.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good company but sometimes overly beaurocratic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Was lucky to have excellent managers who were very supportive and provided good career opportunities. Generally rich in resources.

    Cons

    Not much company culture, culture really depends on the team you are in an the boss you have. In recent years, felt that the company has become increasingly bureaucratic and strategy and direction constantly changing as senior leadership changes. Benefits also vary depending on the country, but generally minimal. The job I had also provided very poor work life balance.

    No opinion of CEO
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