Sanofi U.S.

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Sanofi U.S. Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
210 Reviews
2.9
210 Reviews
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Sanofi U.S. President, Pharmaceuticals, North America, Sanofi Anne C. Whitaker
Anne C. Whitaker
42 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, nice people, flexible work hours, great vacation policy (in 24 reviews)

  • Work-life balance seems fair in some departments, great healthcare plan (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management stay in place and doesn't allow middle management to grow (in 16 reviews)

  • Senior Management continues to implement culture busting philosophies because they do not understand the market space (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

     

    Entry level position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Sanofi U.S. as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company truly values their consumers. Pay is above average for an intern with little to no experience. Lunch is often catered and there are great opportunities to network in the field.

    Cons

    Upon entry, there is not much training involved and often times, you must ask for more work. The work can be repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an intern training program to initiate a good relationship and foundation for future full-time employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Project Manager
    Current Contractor - Project Manager

    I have been working at Sanofi U.S. as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Respectful management. Good work life balance. Many challenging opportunities. Knowing that you are in an industry that is about making lives better.

    Cons

    Extremely large and complex organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is an effort to standardize the IT organization but it is still frustrating and overwhelming to navigate the organization and get work accomplished.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with competitive benefits and extras to help with health-related concerns

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

    I have been working at Sanofi U.S. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and I've had mostly positive experiences with management. No expense spared at providing tasty and healthy food! Nice company events. Excellent gym and physical therapy. Can have clothes cleaned, car detailed, and pickup prescriptions all while you work!

    Cons

    During obviously dangerous weather they refuse to close the site, forcing people to take a day or come in. Then, after coming in, they may close the site after a few hours, leaving you to navigate in dangerous weather back home. Well, no place is perfect!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too Big to Be Good

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

    I worked at Sanofi U.S.

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

    Managers play favorites and this is not noticed by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run routine checks on managers and how they handle employee complaints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good work-life balance

    • 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 U.S.

    Pros

    Company provides a good work-life balance for it employees. You can work one or two days from home at a discretion of your manager.

    Cons

    There are some ambiguity of expected role in some of the jobs. Some managers don't provide enough time to interact their direct reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    low pay scale for mid & lower management

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sanofi-US - Genzyme it ain't!

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

    I have been working at Sanofi U.S. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good - 1.5X match on 401k and EU vacation scale. Management in US tries to establish a level of independence but being a French citizen is required.

    Cons

    Sanofi is no Genzyme - US is micromanaged from France so getting anything done is impossible - decent benefits but crappy salary. ESOP with a 5 year holding period was laughable. The claims of poor sales or product launch expenses come every year as the reason for below inflation raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the multiple levels of bureaucracy - allow decisions to be made at division level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Succeed in spite of themselves

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sanofi U.S. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent healthcare products
    great employee benefits - health; auto; other miscellaneous.
    company thinks that it's training is much better than it really is.

    Cons

    unrealistic view of of product sales in light of ACA and insurance industry pressures.
    doesn't allow field sales to conduct their own operations (though they say they do.)
    sales bonus structure constantly changing.
    training does not adequately prepare you for product sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let field sales call their own shots when it comes to there customers.
    Curtail mindless busy work - this does not increase sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Sanofi, Genzyme... what company do I really work for???/

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Sanofi U.S.

    Pros

    my last day. The best part to me was being closed for about 2 weeks during the holiday season. Which I believe is standard across the Pharma board.

    Cons

    The systems used are a never ending rabbit hole. You can never get to the "right" person who can actually help you. The help desk is the HELPLESS desk. It's just a whole bunch of bs with very little reward. If working for a Pharma company is your goal, look elsewhere. After I left, I heard they fired my entire department. Glad I got away in the nick of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire ALL management and start over from scratch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sanofi after it took over Genzyme

    Current Employee - Principal Supply Chain Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Supply Chain Analyst in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Sanofi U.S.

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Can take initiatives. Presentations and meetings, under good bosses, are actually useful rather than useless and boring.

    Cons

    Percentage of bonuses keep getting cut. Job security has become less stable; and promotion to VP level has been severely curtailed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in different departments should talk more to each other!

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work

    • 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 U.S.

    Pros

    Lots of resources
    Facilities are great
    Advocate for professional and personal development

    Cons

    Company is battling French identity vs. a global identity

    Lots of disconnect between global teams and affiliates- especially with the US.

    Company overall does not do a great job of communicating intradepartmentally

    Typical beauracracy gets in the way of simple decisions

    Sometimes too conservative and has this has consistently marred the companies performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand where the bread is buttered- loosen the purse strings and unbutton the top button on your dress shirts- you are competing with leaner companies- make yourself more agile

    No opinion of CEO

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