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Sanofi US Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Sanofi US CEO Olivier Brandicourt
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is incredible (in 37 reviews)

  • Great benefits, incentive compensations, company is interested in employees as assets (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management never truly nor fully communicated their plans to the sales staff and middle management as to what the game plan was (in 26 reviews)

  • Upper management creates an environment with poor work / life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, vacations s holiday time is very generous. They have great drugs and are all about the patient.

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted. But that is Sales in general. I would recommend this company to anyone. A lot of fun to work here.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Could be so much better"

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Professional in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Professional in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, amazing benefits, vacation and personal time, strong 401K match, medical, dental, vision, flexible benefits. Solid, professional reps and area management.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between sales force and senior leadership, has had numerous new product launches and has botched them all. Poor planning, restructures every 18 months, changes sales territories too often. Focused too much on metrics and not enough on execution.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within, instead of stocking your leadership from retreads.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sanofi: Scientifically incurious, obsessively cost driven"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi US full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent medical benefits and leave policies, well-defined operational policies

    Cons

    Too much focus on operational issues and short-term cost savings. Sanofi's scientific management is overwhelmingly obsessed with bottom-line thinking and operational issues. Experienced employees with PhD degrees and record of scientific innovation are relegated to staring at spreadsheets and managing projects seemingly only focused on the near-term bottom line. When this happens, there is no risk taking and consequently, the company's pipeline is lackluster and has to be enhanced through acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember that you are a health care company, not a hedge fund, government agency or an investment bank. This will help you stem the "brain drain" of talented scientists who have existed Sanofi for competitors, often with much better compensation packages.


  4. "Over worked; management says one thing but does another"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Project Leader in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Project Leader in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, ability to work from home, optional legal services (for a fee), resources for finding investigator and clinical sites is well maintained in a database.

    Cons

    Management has a habit of saying one thing but expecting another, especially when it comes to work life balance. You are salaried so they think they own you. If you have no personal life and don't have family, friends, or casual acquaintances then this is the place for you. Expect to send emails until the early morning hours. If you complain, well then you'll need to provide a detailed accounting for every nearly minute of your days. I wouldn't recommend working for this company, in that specific position. I don't know what it's like in other platforms.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking for a new employee. I'm leaving sooner rather than later.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Sanofi US"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Experienced colleagues. Excellent benefits. Work/life balance is incredible. Global diverse company. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    May take a while to get fully integrated into systems and processes. May have some early or late meetings due to global environment. Still some manual processes that are hopefully going away soon.


  6. "Specialized Therapeutics Respresentative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, incentive compensations, company is interested in employees as assets

    Cons

    Salary, general inconsistencies, poor management, work life balance is not the greatest

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a good marketing strategy


  7. "Sanofi long timer"

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    Current Employee - Business Partner in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous 401K Match, Vacation, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    big company with sometimes heavy processes

    Advice to Management

    Keep simplifying

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I would not recommend working for Sanofi"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, building moving to an open space concept - you get your own locker to store what you would have normally left on your desk, and a little basket you get to carry around with you.

    Cons

    Upper management treats employees awful and they get away with it. Bad behavior is rewarded while the people who actually do the work are treated very poorly, bonus and raise are not given based on the job you've done all year, they're given based on what level of friendship you have with the person deciding the bonus and raise, company preaches values but does NOT practice them. VERY stressful place to work. Mangers have a if its not happening to me it doesn't matter attitude. Entire building moving to open space concept, no personal space, no phone, everyday a new place to sit.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for your actions, back up the people who work for you. Put people in place in HR who will actually do what HR is supposed to do. Treat employees with respect, not like something you take out to the trash.


  9. "Sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi US full-time

    Pros

    Good co workers. Good health benefits. Some good advancement opportunities if willing to travel or move.

    Cons

    Senior leadership out of touch. Leadership doesn't understand what motivates reps or customers.


  10. "Small fish in a big pond"

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    Current Employee - Principal Investigator in Swiftwater, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Investigator in Swiftwater, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi US full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits, time off, pick your schedule. If you get placed under good management your golden otherwise you will be stuck

    Cons

    alot of politics, hard to advance. The pay increases once your hired are sad. the company rather hire new people from the outside

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees fairly


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