Sanofi-Aventis

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Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
252 Reviews
3.5
252 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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Employee Reviews

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    Sanofi-aventis

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager - Sales in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, nice company car

    Cons

    Poor management, no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Co in need leadership and vision; industry declining

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good salary, benefits, and work-life balance

    Cons

    micro-management of the field sales force, just let us do our jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representativeos in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representativeos in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great training and managers. Great leading products

    Cons

    Be ready for change, ready to learn new products

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great corporate to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Good compensation packages
    They have great corporate culture
    Annual incentive trips and bonuses

    Cons

    Highly demanding environment
    Too much regulations and processes but that's normal for pharmaceuticals

  6.  

    Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent Training program and training team

    Cons

    Huge disconnects from corporate to district levels. Very disorganized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible place for a sales rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    good benefits, vaca, health, dental, car

    Cons

    micro management, cruel people, mean,,,run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Post Genzyme acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - R&D Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear strategic goals and roadmap
    Pool of interesting talents
    First mover companies in the Integrated Care business segment
    Good visibility and feedback from academia

    Cons

    Weak decision making at the highest level
    Lack of clarity and empowerment to really execute on strategies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase care on operational executions
    Alignment business functions across the companies and the geographies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company however too big for it to be innovative and bring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Investigator in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Investigator in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy and like any large company with stockholders to answer to, will let layoff their employees to keep the stock price up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time (several years) to invest in research and development in order to bring long term profit and growth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good pipeline.

    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Listens to employees and strong pipeline

    Cons

    Fear of downsizing, not enough resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More resources

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Typical Big Pharma - All the good, and the bad!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional

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

    Pros

    Culture varied on region, overall, my experience was great. Good benefits, very supportive company. Had some amazing managers that helped me grow in my career.

    Cons

    Layoffs (like any pharma company, right?) Heavy administrative burdens at times (but that also varied based on the manager)

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