Sanofi U.S.

  www.sanofi.us
  www.sanofi.us

Sanofi U.S. Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
199 Reviews
2.9
199 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sanofi U.S. President, Pharmaceuticals, North America, Sanofi Anne C. Whitaker
Anne C. Whitaker
38 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good company for a long time...until....

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

    I worked at Sanofi U.S. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary
    Great benefits
    Some excellent talent, including managers
    Good benefit structure
    The company tried to do things to inspire and promote creativity

    Cons

    Continuous changes - do something, undo it, re-do it over
    The company grew too quickly without being able to absorb the changes
    The company tired to crush the creativity they attempted to foster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your talent! Consider eliminating some of the outsourcing you became committed to.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, great work life balance but $ is below other companies in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MTIN Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - MTIN Account Executive in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company benefits & culture.

    Cons

    Compensation is below industry standard. Management imo has been less than stellar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise level of compensation to match other companies within the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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

    I worked at Sanofi U.S.

    Pros

    I got paid every two weeks.

    Cons

    Horrible, uncollaborative, nasty, cut-throat culture. Least friendly people I have ever worked with ever. I cried every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culturally, you should just start over.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Senior leadership does not know what they are doing

    • 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. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Quality people who care and are passionate.

    Cons

    Senior Management continues to implement culture busting philosophies because they do not understand the market space. Impending layoff coming soon. The organization does not have a deep bench to fill the void for losing their #1 product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people and stick with something for more than a year. Be committed to your employees and your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Typical big pharma in 'new millennia'.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Professional in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Field Sales Professional in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Sanofi U.S. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Market leader in anti-platelet, anti-thrombotic, and diabetes disease states.

    Cons

    Joint venture co-promotions often lead to 'too many coaches on the sidelines' and convoluted 'game plans' for success. Annual field staffing/realignment efforts routinely negatively affecting sales professionals morale. Very mature product portfolio, impending patent cliffs for several 'blockbusters', failed new molecule development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow field level management increased levels of autonomy for developing sales initiatives/direction that are specific to and more readily adaptable to local market conditions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Associate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Associate in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Sanofi U.S. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great amenities and benefits. Gym is helpful to save time

    Cons

    Mixed systems can sometimes lead to confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unify systems to create less confusion and speed processes along after a merger

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A giant on its way down - in the middle of a transformation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Broad revenue base from multiple revenue channels - all within healthcare

    Cons

    New leadership from Glaxo and working to "gut" the company of the old leadership and build a new leadership team. Very poor R&D so pipeline continues to disappoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to know how long the person you are working with has been with the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was rewarding, 9+ excellent years, earned multiple awards, learned a lot, and maintain many great friends.

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

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

    Pros

    At its high water mark, Sanofi had unique, world-class products across multiple therapeutic categories. At one time, the company's motto was, Because Health Matters, and it did. These aspects provided the extra incentive beyond the pharma industry average salary, bonus, benefits they paid.

    Cons

    If new, innovative products are the lifeblood of the pharma industry, then Sanofi is in a truly anemic state. Major, late pipeline embarrassments abound. Most recently, the FDA denial of Lemtrada (the cornerstone of the Genzyme acquisiton), delays with lixisenatide, and of course the monumental development failure of rimonabant. Add to this scenario the swing and miss on devices such as iBGStar and Auvi-Q; a clear picture of a leadership miscarriage emerges. A culture of "Change Agents" has been deployed to distract attention from the ongoing hemorrhaging, anemia, and soon to be patent cliffs on cash cow donor Lantus. The "MS Franchise" is down to Augagio. Another round of early 2014 staff reductions will staunch the rate of bleeding, before more aggressive amputations are ordered. Sanofi will likely emerge a diminished shadow of its former self. Best advice for job seekers: Keep ones eyes wide open, hearing tuned in to outside channels, and resume at the ready.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out from the Maginot Line fortifications and obstacles you've set in your path. Listen to the voice of the customer(s), double/triple your business development staff, pare down drug development until you truly have a plan worth developing. Hire new regulatory staff since the current group is tone deaf to FDA frequencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    been a fun ride, but too many great people have been forced out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Various in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Various in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people, though many of the best are no longer here.

    Cons

    Changes and lack of trust in upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your people first. Without great people, you will not succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benifit nice facility but not much career advancement opportunity

    • 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. full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; Flex work schedule allowing work from home one day per week; onsite gym and health center, great benifit with full Christmas paid holiday (facility shut down 12/24 -1/1)

    Cons

    micro managment; no fair on promotion (no advancement opportunity unless you are the preselected one); performance review is a joke; lean workforce with heavy workload so you always need to take work home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop play favorism and start to retain and value talent people

    No opinion of CEO

Sanofi U.S. Photos

View of main entrance by pond

+ Add Photo

Work at Sanofi U.S.? Share Your Experiences

Sanofi U.S.

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.