Sanofi Pasteur

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Sanofi Pasteur Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
145 Reviews
3.2
145 Reviews
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Sanofi Pasteur CEO & Director Christopher A. Viehbacher
Christopher A. Viehbacher
41 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexibility, great benefits, global opportunities (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay for the area, good beneftis (although pension recently taken away) (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No resemblance of a work/life balance and paid less than other reps in industry (in 7 reviews)

  • Bad management, good ol boys club, no diversity of women at the top (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Swiftwater, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Swiftwater, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits especially vacation time. Overall seem to care about employees and making a work environment that can be enjoyed. Provide tuition reimbursement for undergrad and Master's degrees. Excellent 401K match provided.

    Cons

    Highly regulated by the FDA and the stress that comes from routine FDA inspections. Hiring freeze has limited your ability to move up or to a different department within the company. Depending on the department can be highly competitive and overtime is encouraged especially for projects with unrealistic deadlines. This can be frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place

    • 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 Pasteur full-time

    Pros

    good place to work here

    Cons

    not bad to work here in this area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    OK Company

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

    I worked at Sanofi Pasteur full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work life balance, able to move between different departments and grow career

    Cons

    lack support functions such as IS and HR. Does not focus on innovation enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lowest morale imaginable stemming from incompetent HR and Sales Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanofi Pasteur full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation time, most of the people

    Cons

    HR leadership in ComOps was a joke
    Sales Leadership has 500 sales representatives running in different directions every week
    Merits below 2% each year
    Talent in Swiftwater is awful and leadership is naïve because their skills are worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because a person is loud and persistent, doesn't make them a good sales leader and you shouldn't listen to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech II  in  Swiftwater, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech II in Swiftwater, PA

    I worked at Sanofi Pasteur full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were great and always willing to help. Projects are meaningful and working with others off site is nice. Manager was very open and friendly.

    Cons

    The swiftwater campus is in the middle of nowhere. If you don't want a 30min or greater commute then your only option is to set up a shack in the mountains. Some departments are understaffed while others are overstaffed. If you work in manufacturing then buy a snowmobile because manufacturing is rarely shut down due to bad weather(which is understandable but still a con). Third shift isn't the best either during the winters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    A company that has lost sight of the value of its employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Swiftwater, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Swiftwater, PA

    I have been working at Sanofi Pasteur full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is good for the immediate area (The Poconos). Not competitive for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

    Products are important and are valuable to society.

    Benefits are good but have been deteriorating.

    Global company

    Cons

    Management has forgotten its most important resource - its employees.

    There is no real long term planning. It is just cut the cost of goods.

    HR is useless and does not support the management or the individual employee.

    There is a definite Franco-centric focus. There is virtually no opportunity for positions in Europe for North Americans but the door swings very wide for the Europeans coming to North America.

    The Quality organization in particular has been floundering for several years with no real direction and stability. It is difficult to rely upon them for consistent support and direction.

    Pathetic raises and bonuses are becoming less reliable which use to offset the pathetic raises.

    There has been a substantial turnover of staff and many talented people have left. Management and HR are doing nothing to resolve the issue and stop the hemorraging.

    No real opportunity for advancement if you are North American.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus on employee development and empowerment.

    Provide real opportunities for advancement and growth.

    Reward people for their job performance. Quit punishing everyone for the sins of others. It demoralizes everyone, especially when they have gone above and beyond and have exceeded performance expectations.

    Grow and develop people in a way that will ensure continued development of the company in general.

    Communicate, communicate,
    communicate.

    Break the silos and actually get the different sites and entities communicating, sharing and cooperating with each other. There is too much holding onto of valuable information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what I expected when started last year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Swiftwater, PA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Swiftwater, PA

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

    Pros

    Global company
    Great products that make a difference

    Cons

    Location
    Career development almost does not exist
    Pay and bonus are minimal
    senior management keep taking awful decisions
     Micro-management is the culture. can't take a decision without being questioned by senior management for reasons
    HR in a different world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bureaucracy and micro-management
    Invest more in employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Brilliant working conditions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement  in  Swiftwater, PA
    Former Employee - Procurement in Swiftwater, PA

    I worked at Sanofi Pasteur as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Work Place! The senior management were brilliant.

    Cons

    Not Much really, the working culture was just too good.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Seems to have gone downhill lately

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations  in  Swiftwater, PA
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations in Swiftwater, PA

    I have been working at Sanofi Pasteur full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are decent opportunity for career advancement, great benefits (although they are slowly getting worse), flexible work arrangements, and relatively good job security.

    Cons

    Office is in the middle of the Poconos, which means a long commute for most people. Pay is lower than comparable positions at other pharma companies. Mentality is very conservative - challenging the status quo is not encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move Commercial Operations to Bridgewater.

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

    deputy director project management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy Director Project Management  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Deputy Director Project Management in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Sanofi Pasteur full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexibility, great benefits, global opportunities

    Cons

    lack of talent management, low salaries compared to companies in the Boston area

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