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Sanofi U.S. Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Sanofi U.S. – Bridgewater – “View of main entrance by pond”

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3.1 185 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Sanofi U.S. President, Pharmaceuticals, North America, Sanofi Anne C. Whitaker

Anne C. Whitaker

(32 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits, nice people, flexible work hours, great vacation policy(in 21 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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    My experience at sanofi was a positive one involving a heavily matrixed environment with some growth opportunity.

    Manager, Med Ed (Former Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsGreat compensation and benefits, great products, interesting work in a variety of therapeutic areas, great internal training programs and education, health club, health center, great cafeteria and coffee/sorbet shop!

    ConsSome silo issues, pretty formal atmosphere despite the business casual dress, lack of communication within department, lack of willingness to share best practices, maybe too competitive

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage internal communication among colleagues, foster less of a competitive environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Underpaid with static culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance seems fair in some departments, great healthcare plan

    ConsPay is in the low side of the Pharma industry, Do not see major potential to offset near future patent expiry blockbuster products, HR is unhelpful and career progression is left on your own

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare vision and long term plan with employees so that they know company prospects
    Change company culture to motivate cross-functional initiatives
    Make company play a larger role in career development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice work atmosphere that is supportive of employees

    Intern (Current Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsFlexible hours (full-time employees are encouraged to work one day/week from home); supportive and welcoming staff members who encourage informational meetings and provide networking connections; I've met many people who have been working for the company for 15+ years

    ConsNot sure if there are very many entry-level opportunities (understandable for the industry); as an intern I wish I had been given more concrete feedback/responsibilities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Competitive Comp & Ben. Culture and morale in a state of flux.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsThe benefits package is better than at most other pharma companies, and there's a lot of flexibility (with management approval, of course).

    ConsDespite years of trying to break down silos, there's still a lack of true collaboration across departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGain alignment on strategy and shared goals at the top of the house.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid Pharma company to work for.

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsMany opportunities for upward mobility. Company has strong ethics and cares about helping patients.

    ConsVery process driven. HR policies/procedures can be very cumbersome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek to be more agile to change with market needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work but unresponsive management. At times, politics gets in the way of logic

    Director (Former Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsSome very good people at the company. You will find that they offer a very attractive salary and they have the standard benefits package the is offered in the pharma business.

    ConsA little on the bureaucratic side not much trust of upper management who say one thing and do another. Be prepared to understand that you are a commodity and will be used as such. Moving to the use of contractors who replace FTE's. Always looking over your shoulder to see when the next down sizing is coming.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA little more respect, honesty and transparency would go a long way in getting the a better working organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boring internship, not much work to do

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, stress free environment, lots of time off, summer hours, lots of free lunches/events

    ConsThe job itself was pretty boring, with not much work to do and not many opportunities to do meaningful projects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place - Wish it didnt close

    Safety Engineer (Former Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    Prosnice people
    nice perks
    lots of travel

    ConsClosed site and laid off all employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pharmaceutical Sales

    Specialty Sales Professional (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits and compensation are very good.

    ConsUnorganized and do not listen to there employees

    Advice to Senior Managementleave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hospital and LTC sakes

    MTIN (Current Employee)

    ProsPays well if you fight for salary and increases at every chance. Big company and lots of places to go if you work hard.

    ConsDon't count on internal promotions to managers. Company has a long history of not developing their people. Everyone gets interim jobs, which I believe is tied to incompetent RSDs unable to make hiring decisions or prep their people sothat when open spots happen their folks are ready. Other companies will think something is wrong with you for not getting a manager spot sooner, but sanofi people including managers know exactly what I mean.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the people on the bus are the wrong people and those who read this are probably part of the problem. Lots of people getting used to saying "we can't" and " we are our own worst enemy"...so why aren't the leaders fixing it?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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