Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
223 Reviews
3.6
223 Reviews
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Sanofi-Aventis Directeur Général Chris Viehbacher
Chris Viehbacher
97 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Appalled by treatment of representatives

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

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of Benefits are still better than most-vacations, insurance
    Small geography can lead to better work life balance

    Cons

    No outlet for reps with horrible managers-no support from upper level if you speak up, clear favoritism on my team, rules arbitrarily enforced.
    Trapped by the whims of the manager-if not important to him, forget it!
    No true rewards for performing well.
    Why does it take an act of Congress to get a step promotion around here?
    What about a salary survey?
    Morale is disgustingly low.
    Management is out of touch with realities of the field.
    Why are we going back to paper now?!?!?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to a partnership not a dictatorship. You are managers, not bosses!
    All of these new opportunities are for managers-you are recycling old blood. If you want to be revolutionary, be revolutionary, there are people still willing to try and you keep hiring the same old types.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    2yrs OUT

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

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

    Pros

    Great training and support from direct management

    Cons

    Upper management forgets who brings home the bacon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try spending 6 mos. in a specialty /hospital territory

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Started off to be a career, but leadership killed has killed the development and business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I can't give none right now. No solid pipeline

    Cons

    GSK Leadership that was hired to replace years of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better business leaders, make common sense decisions. You're not the only products in town

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Representative

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

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great products, management, training. Great work environment

    Cons

    Compensation is low for the industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time

    Pros

    Benefits work life balance attainable

    Cons

    Lack of leadership & vision

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

    Great Management team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis

    Pros

    Had all resources available -

    Cons

    Too many re-alignments

  8.  

    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

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work Atmosphere, and lots of good peopel

    Cons

    It was a contract position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good benefit, terrible management

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

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time

    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
  10.  

    sanofi-aventis

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

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

    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
  11.  

    Excellent benefits and perks

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    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

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