FAQs

Where is your head office?

Sanofi UK Head Office is situated in Guildford, Surrey.

Where are your other UK sites?

Sanofi has five sites in the UK. Our manufacturing sites are located in Dagenham, Holmes Chapel and Fawdon. Our Distribution centre is based in Chapeltown and, as mentioned, the Head Office is in Guildford.

What are your company values?

At Sanofi, we have six company values. These are Innovation, Confidence, Respect, Solidarity and Integrity.

Innovation
Forward thinking: We encourage our people and partners to embrace creative solutions and excel through entrepreneurship.

Confidence
Standing out: We are confident; standing up for what we believe in and pursuing our goals passionately.  Always resilient, we dare to challenge the norm.

Respect
Embracing difference: We recognise and respect the diverse needs of our people, patients and partners, ensuring transparent and constructive interactions through mutual trust.

Solidarity
We are united through responsibility for the actions of our people, the wellbeing of our patients and our sustainable impact on the environment.

Integrity
Acting ethically: We commit to maintain the highest ethical and quality standards in providing effective, safe and appropriate solutions without compromise. 

What development opportunities does Sanofi provide?

Sanofi is committed to creating a working environment that is the envy of others, where job satisfaction levels are high and individual development is encouraged and delivered upon. A key element of this vision is developing a culture that encourages each of us to take personal ownership of our own development.

We aim to achieve this by supporting all employees through the provision of a portfolio of high quality, blended, competency based development opportunities. This enables individuals to succeed in their role and drive their development throughout their career with the organisation.

For more in-depth details of what Sanofi has to offer regarding individual development, please see our ‘Training and Development' section.

What benefits package does Sanofi provide?

For our overall benefits package, please see our Rewards and Benefits section. In addition to our general benefits package Sanofi meets the cost of employee parking across the UK and has a subsidised restaurant and gym within the Head Office for the use of all employees. Staff discounts are also provided in a range of areas, from hairdressers to wine!

How does Sanofi help the local community?

Sanofi provides support to countless local and national charities in the UK. In addition to this we are hoping to raise £100,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Sanofi’s charity of the year, 2011/2012.

Sanofi choose Teenage Cancer Trust as our corporate charity partner because the work they do resonates with one of our business aims which is, quite simply, improving the lives of people with cancer. We will support them in different ways, including raising much needed funds. This is a long-term partnership and we have some very exciting ideas in the pipeline, which everyone can embrace.”

Over the next two years, Sanofi will be supporting Teenage Cancer Trust by:

  • raising funds through a calendar of activities and events
  • taking part in engaging and inspiring volunteering opportunities
  • supporting our International Charter of Rights For Young People
  • organising different simple, fun activities for staff.

What is the overall working culture at Sanofi?

Here at Sanofi we have an optimistic, hard working and supportive culture where individual responsibilities and the freedom to experiment is key and respect for all employees is clear.

  • A commonality of interest is felt, suggesting the interdependence and mutual responsibility of those within our company
  • Our open mindedness allows our imagination and originality to contribute towards new ideas
  • By communicating openly, conflict is dealt with in a constructive manor allowing mistakes to be recognised and corrected
  • Individual development is encouraged within Sanofi, whether this is personal or professional. We also believe that supporting each other as a group is also key and team spirit is a main focus and feel of our company.
  • We hold ambitious objectives that emphasise the risks we take in our area of expertise, and by capitalising on these objectives through opportunities, we embrace change

Do you offer student placement opportunities at Sanofi?

Yes, we do offer student placement opportunities. These vary across the business and at different times of the year. All vacancies within this area will be advertised through the careers office of your university or via our online careers portal.

What are the therapeutic areas treated by Sanofi's products?

Sanofi operates in seven therapeutic areas worldwide. These are Cardiovascular, Thrombosis, Central Nervous System, Oncology, Metabolic Disorders, Internal Medicines and Vaccines.

What are Sanofi's leading products?

We have one of the most referenced portfolio of products in the industry, which means there isn't a short answer to this question. For more information on our leading products, please see our  Products Pages.