Decent company to work for. Diverse in culture, race and creed.
A typical day at work for me was structured with a to do list of priorities.
My priorities were: SAP, Customer Service and Product Launches.
50% of day is productive. Many meetings. Not always reaching a definitive solution.
Steep learning curve. Provided me a wealth of experience as a first time medical advisor.
Workplace culture was sometimes quite tense and then at other times quite relaxed.
The travel experience was most enjoyable.
Understanding the business side of pharmaceutical drugs
Manage the daily referrals of new insulin patients to Nurse network
manage 22 Nurses in area
Do telephonic patient support daily
reports to doctors on progress of referred patient
Loading of all patients seen by nurses on global support system
Monthly invoices of nurses for work done
weekly report to headoffice
Support and training to clinics and hospitals on Insulin
Support to T1 patients on Insulin younger that 15 years
learned: that there is no fixed treatment for insulin
hardest job support to parients of small children
most enjoyable: to help someone struggling for long period to get complied and controlled
Manage the Helpdesk Service to ensure that relevant service levels are met
Ensure that all areas of responsibilities comply with company policies, procedures and standards
Provide relevant management reports on call statistics
I deliver a service to my customers by assisting in the diagnostic process and treating of diseases. I have contact with those affected by the diseases and assist via their treating physicians on how to get help.
Working at Sanofi Aventis S.A (Winthrop Pharmaceuticals) was fun and educative as one learned lot of things in a short period of time. Not only do they give you job experience but also life lessons on how to tackle things in life. In Microbiology section there wasn't anything that I can say was hard for me to perform as I was willing to learn and enjoyed every bit of it even-though there was lot of work one had to do in a day, as a student.
always follow instruction to prevent rework,incidents unnecessary cost and time waste.my hardest part of working here was to work with co-worker who did not approve me to be their leader because of my years of experience compared to theirs,not being favoured by my new female pharmacist manager which has cost dropping in production.It was a good experience again to learn from my co-workers with long service . the most enjoyable part of my job was to work night shift,It has learned me to work responsibly without management,being able to reach a required target and receive monthly incentive.
Foreign Creditors Clerk (Former Employee) - Midrand, GP - 9 June 2015
Having come from a banking background where I worked with clients who did foreign exchange transactions, Sanof-Aventis provided the next step in my career and that was to work at a company that had foreign exchange dealings.
A typical day at work entailed manufacturing products and at times helping out in the packaging department.
I learned a lot about production because I enjoy a productive work place.
Like in any other company employees and management there are ups and downs but overall we had a good relations with our management.
I had good colleagues and enjoyed working with them.
Sometimes the physical part of the job would take its toll
I enjoyed learning about different products and their effect thereof in our system.
Reviewing all previous days sales. Contacting individual clients re satisfaction and problem solving. Inviting new customers to order and reviewing for each type of customer a pricing strategy. Ordering in stock and delivery planning. Working in cohesion with support internal staff and appropriate training at the same time.
No part of the job was hard and if there was it was filling in needs from today--yesterday as all clients wanted orders now!!!
Best part of day was leaving desk empty with all aspects of day work complete ready for the new day
Working at this company was a rewarding one especially with new research products being introduced
Worked for the company for 16yrs started off as receptionist and after 8yrs studied and became a Medical sales representative 8yrs worked in the coastal region and was responsible for Anitbiotic/ oesteo / CNS porfolio. Moved back into the office Sept. 2012 as assistant and retrenched 1st Feb 2013.
opportunity for promotions
changes in pharmaceutical industry resulted in closing office and losing my job