Sanofi-Aventis

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Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
248 Reviews
3.4
248 Reviews
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Sanofi-Aventis Directeur Général Chris Viehbacher
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110 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Big pharma attitude makes poor working environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Internal self driven training available for development.
    Career development if you have the stomach for office politics...unless you are a lab rat (technical skills are not as valued as management skills)

    Cons

    Poor leadership.
    Poor communication with employees.
    No loyalty to employees.
    Employees were expected to "Get it done" without proper resources or support.
    Expected to work weekends, overtime, and holidays while management has three day weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The small biotech I worked for was acquired by Sanofi. At first there was little change and then the large corporate attitude took over. Management meetings were always catered while lab employees are fighting over how much of the 2% salary increase we could manage. If management wants the respect of the employees then they need to be seen as the hardest workers not the best politicians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Loved Working Here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people at Sanofi were so nice and helpful. I forgot what it was like to work for a company like that. It is what companies used to be like. Would have loved to have been hired by them.

    Cons

    They don't like to hire their contractors. They would rather keep a contractor on the books for years rather than hire them. If you need them for years it is obvious their is a business need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in touch with your employees. Leadership tends to have a lacking in this field.

  3.  

    Sales Representative at Sanofi-Aventis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary, company car. The company values apply to some employees but not all. Training methodology changes with the wind. The training could be helpful for a different type of sales for employees who leave or get axed from the company.

    Cons

    Man culture for sure. Unrealistic role playing till you want to throw-up. Some very lousy managers who only respect those reps that follow their lead no matter how bad the mangers sales techniques maybe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the reps do their job, cut down on the role-play phony scenarios, the ride alongs with experienced reps that are bring home the bacon for you...LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great experience for recent graduates looking to work in a friendly and challenging corporate environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Undergraduate Intern in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - IS Undergraduate Intern in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is appealing, especially to current or recently graduated students who are looking to integrate into the corporate world.

    Cons

    Acquisitions have lead to an increasingly fragmented corporate structure creating internal inefficiencies. Note that this issue is not exclusively unique to Sanofi.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I love the work always willing to learn new things and this was one

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Forest Park, GA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Forest Park, GA

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a laid back job you don't have management riding you all day long which makes it easier to perform your job. I love the hours being its day shift

    Cons

    you must keep fast paste to keep up with the line I love the challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think companies will be improving if they give hard working temps an chance to be permanent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Supervisor in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Supervisor in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    I worked for sanofi for 20+ years during many years of transitions, mergers and acquisitions. They always treated us well and provided numerous opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    After working there for 20+ years, I was laid off due to an economic downturn. I thought my 20+ years of loyal service would count for more but I understand the business decision that had to be made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting, Balanced

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.
    Career opportunities.
    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative and fast-paced pharmaceutical company -great place to grow your career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment and innovative products

    Cons

    Some jobs require more travel than others

  10.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Work life Balance can be a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Those expecting results may be frustrated

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work in different areas

    Cons

    High expectations but Low accountability, management by total consensus can be slow and difficult

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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