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Sanofi-Aventis

French-based pharmaceutical company.

U.S. Headquarters:
300 Somerset Corporate Blvd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Employees: 100,000 worldwide
U.S. CEO: Timothy Rothwell
Stock Symbol: SNY

Website: http://www.sanofi-aventis.us

Sanofi-aventis is headquartered in Paris, France and is the world's third largest company in the pharmaceutical industry behind Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. It is ranked No. 1 in Europe. Sanofi-Aventis is involved in research, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products for sale principally in the prescription market, but also in over-the-counter medication. Sanofi-aventis covers seven therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, thrombosis, oncology, diabetes, central nervous system, internal medicine and vaccines (with its subsidiary Sanofi-Pasteur).

Sanofi-aventis employs approximately 16,000 employees in the United States located at 14 geographical sites throughout the country. Of these, approximately 8,000 are field sales professionals, making the company's sales force the second largest in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. The U.S. headquarters are located in Bridgewater, NJ.

Sanofi-Aventis was formed in 2004 when Sanofi-Synthélabo merged with Aventis.

In October, the FDA approved TAXOTERE for the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer. The FDA also approved ALLEGRA (fexofenadine hydrochloride) oral suspension for treatment of seasonal allergy symptoms and chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Benefits

Time Off Benefits

Employees can enjoy up to 4 weeks vacation* after the first year, five weeks after five years, six weeks after 10 years and seven weeks with 20 plus years of service. The company also recognizes 8 paid holidays, offers 4 personal days and eligibility for personal leave.

* Vacation includes one week of pre-scheduled time off as the company closes during the last week of the year. Employees with less than one year of service will receive vacation on a prorated basis.

Health and Welfare Benefits

Competitive medical coverage including dental and a comprehensive prescription drug plan is available effective on your first day of work.

Financial Protection

Basic Life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability are offered.

Retirement Plan

We provide 401(k) with matching company contributions as well as pension programs.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Contributions are allowed on a pre-tax basis for health care expenses and/or dependent care expenses.

Work / Life Resources
- Adoption Assistance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Business Casual Dress

Updated October 30, 2006

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