Sanofi Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefits, Good Place to Work, No Advancement Opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is average, and the pay raises stick, but the employee benefits more than make up for it. People are cooperative and easy to work with, with very few "difficult personalities" in the mix. Generally a laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are promotions from within, but only for upper management. Regular employees below the director level will have to look elsewhere if they want to advance in their careers. There is no attempt at providing career development, even for employees who ask for it. There is no formal mentoring/shadowing system. You have to pretty much luck out in your manager to get more than the basics, and even the good ones don't have a whole lot of leeway.

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good experience for your next job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CLINICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATE in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great with this company. (Time off, 401k, insurance). The pipeline is decent. They also are truly a patient centered business, that makes a positive difference in patients lives. If my family needed these treatments, I would send them to get a Genzyme treatment in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    Pay. Salary is on the low end for this field. The bonuses are acceptable. The most raise you will ever get is 2%, and that's if you are the top 5%. That lack of growth for this company makes it a stepping stone. You will get enough experience to be a great asset for another company, making significantly more money. Also, lack of organization. Change is good, but it really feels like upper management makes unnecessary changes to validate their jobs.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Rigid big Company, but respectful leadership with good communication acknowledging achievement"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance, 37,5 h/week, flexibility in doing home-office (for non-lab workers), I have a open-minded communicative boss and also bosses boss, good communication, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Upper management not very inspiring or convincing, pay rise is low, salary is average (but good work-life balance), career opportunities not well carved out, HR not very innovative

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  4. "In flux"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work in and across departments can be very rewarding both in developing new skills and seeing the finer details of the industry.

    Cons

    Upper management turns a blind eye to recourse needs and project logjams.

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  5. "Quality Engineer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sanofi full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great benefits, good location

    Cons

    Upper management operates in a silo, poor communication, no room for advancement, wrong people get promoted, salary does not reflect actual work being done, company is afraid to implement process improvement because they think that the way they do things currently is the best way.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Products - Horrible Sales Model"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Specialty Sales Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Sanofi has incredible products. Best in class drugs. Position has decent pay and very nice Benefits. Rep positions offer you Flexibility to maintain a decent work/ life balance.

    Cons

    New product launch strategy is a comic book. I have never seen a more confused sales force due to strategy set up by upper management. Company is so big it has no grasp on whats happening where rubber meets the road and its sales model is resulting in frustrations with sales force and overall underachievement of company goals. Career advancement is slow but if you know right people you can find the limited opportunities. Like with other pharma companies, sales team is always looking over their shoulder for layoffs and rumors right now are that 2016 might be a brutal year.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They offer really good benefits, especially ancillary benefits other than just the standard medical, dental and vision.

    Cons

    They expect blood from a stone sometimes. The upper management sees the product and the bottom line ahead of its people and their work/life balance.

  8. "Analytic Consultant"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Sanofi

    Pros

    average benefits, 100% match to 6% 401K contribution

    Cons

    cheap pay, not stable, typical upper management

  9. "Good Product bad leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanofi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good products good company discounts okay work/life balance

    Cons

    Low Salary when compared to other companies.around 12k-15k less micromanagment style upper management not good at understanding the market which leads to bad product launches work/life balance depends on your manager every year new manager & territory no communication bw sales force and leadership. you never know whats going n within the company

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company if it weren't for constant "transformation""

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanofi full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (matching 401k, vacation). Great salary.

    Cons

    Undergoing constant "transformation" and re-reorganization since 2009. When will it end? Very bureaucratic top-heavy organization that moves at a glacial pace making it difficult for groups to advance interesting initiatives without month's long processes requiring sign-offs from upper management. Entirely too focused on what share-holders want rather than what patients need.

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