Novo Nordisk

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In the beginning it was great.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

When I first started there, when Martin Soeters was President, it was fantastic. I completely fed into company culture hype and, at the time, it was a great place to work. When Jurek took over though, things changed. Your experience there will depend greatly on your manager and your department. It is highly competitive now... probably because of the "best places to work" designation. So, if you are not the type to knock your coworkers down and climb over their backs to get ahead, this is probably not the place for you.

Salaries are also considerably lower than industry standards.

Cons

HR spends a ton of money to be listed as one of the Best Places to Work, but doesn't necessarily make sure they deserve to be there.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Not the happy company they claim to be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The compensation is excellent, benefits are good, many smart people working there. It really helps if you're Danish

    Cons

    In my personal experience they all too frequently hire individuals who routinely flout what are touted as core company principles. Those who speak out about this then get to confront the same HR personnel who made the dubious hiring decision(s) in the first place. Turnover is therefore high even by Pharma standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, coworkers, LOTS of politics and favoritism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are outstanding. The company is so into the top company to work for lists that they essentially do anything to get on.

    Cons

    Lots of internal politics and extreme favoritism by HR. If you're "in" you cannot get fired regardless of what happens as HR runs the company. Manager's have virtually no power when it comes to hiring and firing. A manager may make suggestions about the hires but ultimately their diversity program takes over and a potential weaker candidate is brought in. Want to work from home? Need to ask HR. Want to promote someone? Need to ask HR Want to write someone up? Need to ask HR. You get the point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strip the power from HR and give it to the manager's that know the day ins and outs. Stop talking about the My Company culture and actually back up your words.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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