Sanofi Pasteur

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Sanofi Pasteur Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
150 Reviews
3.2
150 Reviews
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Sanofi Pasteur CEO & Director Christopher A. Viehbacher
Christopher A. Viehbacher
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, great benefits especially vacation time (in 14 reviews)

  • The company as a whole has good benefits although they have been taking way a lot over the past few years (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/ life balance is terrible and tons of overtime is expected in order to proceed every week (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A strong company with excellent benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Reasonable work life balance and slightly better compensation

    Cons

    Benefit costs are rising yearly to the point that they are not a competitive advantage. Salary and bonus's are not keeping up with the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to maintain and hire the best employees to drive the company to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good working environment, but good talent is not retained

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    The compensation is fair and benefits are good, although they are always cutting back
    There are opportunities to learn a little from other departments

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for development and upper management does nothing to retain good talent.
    The turnover rate is really high and nothing is being done about it.
    Upper management is out of touch and does not value their employees.
    Work/ life balance is terrible and tons of overtime is expected in order to proceed every week.
    Bonuses and raises are dwindling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and they will want to

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, great benefits.

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

    I worked at Sanofi Pasteur full-time (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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    Lowest morale imaginable stemming from incompetent HR and Sales Leadership

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

    I worked at Sanofi Pasteur full-time (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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not what I expected when started last year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Seems to have gone downhill lately

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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