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Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
215 Reviews

3.6
215 Reviews
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Sanofi-Aventis Directeur Général Chris Viehbacher
Chris Viehbacher
92 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I have great work life balance because my territory is so small (in 18 reviews)

  • good benefits, but not as good as they once were (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life Balance can be a challenge (in 4 reviews)

  • Too much emphasis on politics, freedom of speech was not encouraged at the top management levels (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Benefits work life balance attainable

    Cons

    Lack of leadership & vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Management team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had all resources available -

    Cons

    Too many re-alignments

  3.  

    Wonderful Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bridgewater, NJ

    Pros

    Great work Atmosphere, and lots of good peopel

    Cons

    It was a contract position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefit, terrible management

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, good middle management folks until they realize their career is going no where in a French company.

    Cons

    Upper management team is the worst I have seem. How is it possible that sanofi have all the worst management folks all in one place?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the senior medical team and some that actually works and can make better decisions instead of complaining all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent benefits and perks

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

    Pros

    Caring management. Great products. A never ending supply of support and marketing materials. Excellent electronic tools and company phone. All that you need to be successful.

    Cons

    I truly can't think of any downside to working at this company except for non controllable situations like the ACA impacting private companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    sanofi-aventis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Investigator  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Research Investigator in Bridgewater, NJ

    Pros

    Work/life balance is good. Family oriented and the work load is not too heavy.

    Cons

    Not efficient and adaptive to changes. Reorganization is ok but laying off people is always a bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales representatives are treated with very little respect.

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

    Pros

    Good training. Variety. Bonuses. Benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership is horrible, they are only concerned with themselves and will offer up an employee for sacrifice any time there is a problem that reflects bad on them. The responsibility never stops with the manager when something bad happens, but if it's good news it's all because of his leadership. It goes both ways. You have to take responsibility for the good and the bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The physicians want to see the sales representatives, not their managers. Let the sales representatives do their jobs without micromanaging and you'd be surprised what would happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    10 years of experience. Great opportunity to sell in many different disease states.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialty Sales Representative  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Specialty Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    The people, culture and the benefits.

    Cons

    Culture; Patent cliff; Future uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest with sales force. Increase salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great training environment

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

    Pros

    Great training and solid salary

    Cons

    Moving target on goals without merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain to staff why goals are raised

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work, and grow professionally.

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

    Pros

    -personal Developement
    -professional development
    -great local and regional mgt

    Cons

    -bonus are only moderate
    -poor admin training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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