Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Sanofi-Aventis Directeur Général Chris Viehbacher
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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. confortable working atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    good training to junior employees

    Cons

    not too many opportunities for higher level development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Senior consultant

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Bridgewater, MA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Bridgewater, MA

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company, good work life balance,

    Cons

    slow in process, Awesome company, good work life balance,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed upAwesome company, good work life balance,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Team Lead - Unix Team

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are good people and very understanding Teammates.

    Cons

    A lot of activities related to IT have been outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some people who have served the company for a long time are not being given importance anymore.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 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
  6. Company direction changes frequently

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Good products. Physicians feel they are good

    Cons

    Very low salary compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at salaries and adjust. Hiring an outside person with a higher salary than current employee is not fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Typical pharma job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Great work life balance, company car and insurance are huge

    Cons

    no chance for earning commission higher than stated, very boring selling a product 10 years old, no base pay salary increase

  8. Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Friendly People, Advancement Opportunities Offered

    Cons

    Long Commute, Odd hours, Bad Food

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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