Sanofi U.S. Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Sanofi U.S. President, Pharmaceuticals, North America, Sanofi Anne C. Whitaker
Anne C. Whitaker
42 Ratings

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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    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. A good place for professional growth and development.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanofi U.S.

    Pros

    The company really believes in maintenance of work life balance, company culture is good, training is a priority, a wealth of career development opportunities are available.

    Cons

    Employee compensation package is not as generous as some other companies. Performance management is not fair to all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to ask employees for feedback on how to improve some of the processes that are not working anymore.

  3. Need to learn how to pay up to industry Standards

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanofi U.S.

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and 401K match. Excellent time off. People are pretty nice for the most part.

    Cons

    Pay, poor leadership, revolving door at the corporate level. They do not give the best support to field sales force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start compensating your employees competitively as compared to industry standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. IT Project Manager

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

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    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
  7. Too Big to Be Good

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    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
  8. good work-life balance

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    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

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Sanofi-US - Genzyme it ain't!

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

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Succeed in spite of themselves

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    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

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