Merial Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. It was a great company to work for before the changes happened due to the merger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merial

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial
    Appreciated employee input
    Good bonus
    Team atmosphere

    Cons

    Sanofi has taken away that team and entrepreneurial atmosphere

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. Worked as a territory sales representative for over 5 years (companion animals).

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Merial

    Pros

    Good pay and enjoyable clients.

    Cons

    Company has bad reputation with its clients on account of its participation in grey market sales. Upper management utilizes threat-based motivation. Sales-force tends towards demoralization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management utilizes threat-based motivation. Sales-force tends towards demoralization. Be honest with clients that company has been complicit in grey market sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Direction's not important, it's speed that counts.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many good people with commitment to their jobs. Pockets of excellent cooperation and collegial interaction. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Inadequate attention to employee development. Inadequate assessment and unwillingness to address serious organizationally toxic behaviors by certain individuals. Poor strategic focus. No clear business strategy evident though changes have been in process for over a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop clear vision and strategy and communicate that more effectively. Listen to the employees regarding negative behavior of others and act to correct those issues. Focus more clearly on employee development and individual worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. IS - only if you're desperate

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    Former Employee - Full Time Staff in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Full Time Staff in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and work/life
    Nobody ever gets fired. You can easily coast here if you want.
    Excellent vacation time and insurance
    Flexible work from home
    Location is great if you live in Gwinnett County

    Cons

    Extremely poor management in the US - top heavy, hierarchical, bad decision making, low and outdated technology knowledge and competence

    Skeleton staff, ridiculously heavy reliance on contractors

    Cost center mentality, inbreeding and power struggles, no turnover so it's a perpetual state of incompetence

    Even the competent staff are pigeonholed and not developed. Mgt doesn't care about your career no matter what you do.

    Annual reviews are a joke and can actually be insulting. Why even do this at all?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IS needs a culture change. Clean house by replacing holdover Merial mgt. Promote upcomers from other Sanofi units or hire from outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company!

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    Current Contractor - Frontline Technician () in Duluth, GA
    Current Contractor - Frontline Technician () in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at Merial as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very large parking area, everyone is welcoming, especially Mrs. Hank at the reception desk, everything is clean, training is thorough, and managers and supervisors are very helpful and don't make it seem like a burden when you need assistance. Constant appreciation through celebrations and acknowledgments.

    Cons

    Wish the cafeteria was open longer. I'll get out for lunch at 230 and they'd be closed already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! You really make the employees feel appreciated here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Micromanage

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merial

    Pros

    Great benefits, great employee atmosphere, pay is decent

    Cons

    They are hardcore micro managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please trust your employees otherwise people will jump ship whenever they can.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. Good place for those that just want a job not a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Pay and benefits are good
    -Colleagues passionate about the business ( animal pharma)
    -Christmas week shut down for most

    Cons

    -Not the place for smart, innovative people. Sr management tends to prefer people who follow without asking questions or sharing opinions
    -Terrible place for career women. There are no women in the US senior management, just a good old boys club. There have been lots of leadership changes over the past few years but that is one thing that has stayed the same.
    -Those that work the hardest get the most taken advantage of and most work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up, you don't know it all. The inbreeding is one of the reasons the company has declined so quickly in the face of real competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Challenging to complete all required work in a 50 hour week

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    Current Employee - Occupational Health Nurse in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Occupational Health Nurse in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at Merial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love my job and really enjoy the people I work with

    Cons

    too much work placed on one person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the amount of work you place on one individual and assess the quality of work versus the volume

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Micromanaged, tracked, criticized

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Merial full-time

    Pros

    Easy and laid back talking with most veterinarians. Is sales experience to move on to better things.

    Cons

    Controlling managers, tracking in our vehicles, not compensated on commissions fairly, not given marketing materials on time, unrealistic expectations. Senior management has zero respect for women. They are treated with less respect and as if they are incapable of doing the jobs of their male peers. Managers gossip about their reps and flaunt their faults to break them down instead of being team players and helping to guide them. Management focuses on small insignificant details, such as amount of coupons redeemed in your territory or time your car sat at a clinic, instead of how your territory is performing. You can blow your quota out of the water and it won't be good enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your reps. They are the face of your company. Reps should be compensated fairly. Managers should build team morale and acknowledge rep wins, not focus solely on the negative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Call in animal health specialist.

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Outside making calls and offices are friendly

    Cons

    micro managed. Allow reps to make more decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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