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Sanofi-Aventis Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  • work life balance is challenging (in 19 reviews)

  • upper management unstable resulting in constant change in directions/initiaves, marketing messages are ultra-conservative (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Specialty Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are superb, new products in pipeline

    Cons

    Uncaring, insensitive leadership….training first line leaders is not up to par

    Advice to Management

    treat people as human beings


  2. "Exec sales"

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    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Dover, DE
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Dover, DE
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Depends on mngmt ....401 k is good

    Cons

    Awful culture and morale, men OD more than woman, merit "raises" a joke

  3. "sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, good products to promote

    Cons

    terrible management, conducted massive layoffs, then did rehire immediately


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are really good

    Cons

    Pay is below the industry

    Advice to Management

    Please reward people that do the work


  5. "poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time

    Pros

    great teammates and benefits

    Cons

    very poor management on all levels. management does not value sales force at all. toxic work environment.


  6. "sanofi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi-Aventis (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Preclinical and clinical science work close together

    Cons

    Highly matrixed environment, poor salaries and when they purchased us (genzyme) the transition was poor

    Advice to Management

    Provide interaction opportunities between middle level and upper level management. Do not expect that a skeleton crew, from repeated layoffsm is going to do the work of 3-4 FTE per person


  7. "Fine Company"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Some upper management came off as incompetent.

  8. "Ugh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, work life balance

    Cons

    Not ready for prime time. A wanna be Big Pharma company. Weak leadership. Not enough diversity. Dishonest. Doesn't value employees.Operates by the seat of their pants. Instead of selling, it's more box checking...

    Advice to Management

    Best word to describe.......DYSFUNCTIONAL


  9. "sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    strong local leadership, supportive and trustworthy

    Cons

    weak executive leadership, not very well thought out


  10. "Seem to have lost their way"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi-Aventis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teammates, one week shutdown at Christmas, decent benefits

    Cons

    Scattered, keep changing their mind on how they run things, micro-manage

    Advice to Management

    Trust your reps, they're working their tails off


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