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Sanofi US Reviews

Updated August 10, 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)

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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. "Sanofi"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Canton, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Can be flexible depending on location
    Salary is ok.

    Cons

    Overly Political
    Some sites do not allow of use of corporate flex policies
    Promotions are tough to come by

  3. "Typical Big Pharma but lots of good too"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (particularly health & 401K matching). There are pockets of really wonderful people working here that go above and beyond to satisfy their customers (both internal and external) -- usually they're long-timers that have survived the many mergers and acquisitions over the years, but some newer people too.
    All in all still a very good corporation to work for.

    Cons

    It's a large corporation, incumbent with all the normal bureaucracy, red tape, and politics. Not unexpected, but still something to consider when evaluating a position.
    Mergers and acquisitions have taken their toll on the culture at this company. It's losing its character more and more as each executive comes in to put their stamp on the place.

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing of key areas has had a negative impact on internal operations, not sure if management is realizing this yet but there's still hope. Outsourced agencies are being relied on too heavily for strategic contributions and business decisions.


  4. "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 US full-time

    Pros

    The health benefits were great.

    Cons

    There is definite favoritism within teams, especially when they are located in different sites. Even if a person works hard, and goes over and beyond it isn't recognized - HR not helpful at all. The "business partners" are chummy with management and don't care the needs of the teams who work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate more effectively. When your team asks for advice or guidance, give it to them. Everyone is busy, but that isn't an excuse to ignore phone calls and emails.


  5. "Great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi US full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible atmosphere. Long term career opportunities.

    Cons

    Managed heavily from France and difficult to operate locally in other markets.


  6. "Executive Sales Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi US full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people, Awesome diabetes products

    Cons

    Incentive compensation plan is not so great, Poor raises


  7. Helpful (4)

    "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "sanofi review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanofi US full-time

    Pros

    competitive pay compensation and benefits package

    Cons

    more process oriented than outcomes based


  10. 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.


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