Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Novo Nordisk President and CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen
Lars Rebien Sørensen
148 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance apply only for lower level jobs (in 21 reviews)

  • great benefits while working full time (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance issue for years (in 13 reviews)

  • Has turned slowly into big pharma and backstabbing mentality (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great Pharma Company, Cares About Employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Executive in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Executive in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -excellent pipeline of products -great training -fair management -strong name brand recognition -excellent benefits -consistently listed as one of the best places to work

    Cons

    -still a pharma job and sometimes performance can be hindered by managed care and things out of your control. Company is still the most fair out of all in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    -Bring back management training program -continue to be transparent -continue to develop excellent new products that can change the diabetes and obesity landscape


  2. Novo Nordisk

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability. The company is a strong supporter of ex-military and the general community. Supports work-life balance and has good health plan options.

    Cons

    Mobility within a company like this can be difficult due to the need to specialize early in your career. However, I advise that you work very closely with your direct supervisor or manager to work out career options early. This will greatly help mobility within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Support all employees through training and improvement opportunities. Go back to the Q-12 program that allows employees to rate management anonymously. This made the people feel like they had a voice. Also, this forced management to manage with purpose.


  3. Still pretty good (but not as great) after all these years...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South River, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South River, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Workplace flexibility depending on manager, still has good benefits despite recent healthcare reforms, wellness incentive programs, subsidized eat well program.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow in a changing healthcare landscape there is less concern for the individual, which was much more prominent in the "old days".

    Advice to Management

    Please don't take away the little things that count to the employees (Apis Gala, Summer Fridays, etc).


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  5. secretary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Good feeling about the people working there

    Cons

    a little bit too much of moving things around all the time


  6. Great working atmosphere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot good benefits flat hierarchy people listen to constructive criticism

    Cons

    Unclear what their criteria for selecting candidates are Everyone is busy, if you need to find someone from another dept to ask a simple question, it can take days to get an anwer


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    Lead a team of account managers focused on market access customers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, National Accounts in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Director, National Accounts in Peachtree City, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company focused on well being of employees and driving results

    Cons

    Growth Is a positive however sometimes it's growing faster than support can keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose the small pharma feel as we grow


  8. So so

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Diabetes Care Specialist in Newport Coast, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Diabetes Care Specialist in Newport Coast, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good products. Strong pipeline. Good comprehensive benefits and 401k match.

    Cons

    Company has long been known as a destination job in the pharmaceutical industry. Culture shift and poor executive leadership has turned NNI into just another bloated pharma company. Lack of transparency from leadership has lowered sales force morale more and more as time goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the sales force as professionals. Announcing realignment and then withholding all relevant info to those affected the most is in poor form to say the least.


  9. Best company I've ever worked for!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee engagement, teamwork, benefits, work life balance, continuing education.

    Cons

    Not enough of a presence in the US

    Advice to Management

    The company's' commitment to local communities, employee wellness and education are top notch!


  10. Novo Nordisk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, cultivating a great corporate culture, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Site specific politics, too large of a company to be efficient, strive for mediocrity, disparity in expectations across cultures/ countries.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward exceptional employees.


  11. Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Committed to patient health and great products

    Cons

    Expanding quickly and work culture being impacted negatively.

    Advice to Management

    Care about employees



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