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Sanofi US Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Sanofi US CEO Olivier Brandicourt
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Pros
  • Able to maintain adequate work-life balance (in 35 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great mission around patient health (in 47 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 25 reviews)

  • Upper management creates an environment with poor work / life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Be ready for change."

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pharmaceutical industry is still a great industry to work in. Sanofi Aventis has been very diligent about protecting the jobs of the people that they employ.

    Cons

    The single most difficult thing about SA right now is CHANGE. The company like the industry is going through and will continue to go through changes. The other challenges involve being hobbled by the legal department and having to make do with materials coming from some parts of the marketing department.

    Advice to Management

    Discover or licence in new compounds.


  2. "Sanofi-aventis, a truly great place to work and to be affiliated."

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    Current Employee - Manager, Clinical Operations; Lead Clinical Research Associate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager, Clinical Operations; Lead Clinical Research Associate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Respectable company; high quality corporate culture, employees respect each other and each other's abilities. Employees, peers, subordinates, and managers want you to and help you succeed.

    Cons

    The pharmaceutical industry has recently been in a constant state of change with mergers, acquisitions, etc. This can cause strife in not knowing exactly what to expect from year to year in your job stability.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to manage the company in a way that will ensure that lay-offs continue to be avoided at all costs. So far s-a has done a great job of managing its position and its products within the pharma industry; continue to ensure this stays true and consistent so that employee moral stays high.


  3. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a good atmosphere and good relationships among colleagues. There is a genuine interest in research and good collaboration on project teams.

    Cons

    There is poor communication from upper management, decision-making in the company is in France. The company is currently restructuring and the changes may not be for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are unsure what is happening with the restructuring for nearly a year now. This is hurting morale and making it difficult to be enthusiastic about investing in the company.


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  5. "Great place to work, but the hiring freeze causes S-A to lose good people to its competitors."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate, Contractor in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Associate, Contractor in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, team setting, benefits, flex-time,

    Cons

    transformation, hiring freeze, too many management layers

    Advice to Management

    Hire and keep good people, the company will better for it. Cut the the layers of management and keep your scientists.


  6. "Sanofi"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Good people. Pride in business. Currently moving forward with major integration efforts to improve company performance, culture, career opportunities, etc.

    Cons

    Management does not like to take risks. Still very "french-based" culture.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out senior level management.


  7. "Sanofi aventis"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is nice work/family balance, the pay and benefits are outstanding,

    Cons

    pharmaceutical sales in in contraction mode, so it's not a secure job any more

    Advice to Management

    You talk about the performance based culture, and yet some of your top sales professionals were laid off recently. ??


  8. "SA Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Great Vacation and 401K match

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Need more communication


  9. "Great projects, great executives, and great work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can expect to be involved in all the aspects of the product/project you are working on. The staff does anything so you feel comfortable. You are able to meet with whoever you wish up to the vice chairman (if available) and your performance is all up to you.

    Cons

    Lack of background knowledge in the pharma or biotechnology industry might hold you back, though you get quite good support for that as well


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Trials Operation Manager in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Trials Operation Manager in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    French management doesn't understand US market or workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to some Americans sometimes.


  11. "Sanofi"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist I in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Specialist I in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Sanofi US full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and great benefits.

    Cons

    Commuting to the site is difficult sometime because it is located in a congested area

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees and keep in mind that we are all human and need encouragement from time to time.



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