Novo Nordisk

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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 147 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Novo Nordisk President and CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen

Lars Rebien Sørensen

(93 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance apply only for lower level jobs(in 17 reviews)

  • good products, good base, decent bonus structure, great benefits(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The issue of work life balance is major and not something they are big on(in 9 reviews)

  • It's becoming more like big pharma operationally and strategically(in 4 reviews)

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    Great Company

    Safety Data Specialist (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsAwesome facility, staff and management. Lots of special days and occasions to make staff feel appreciated.

    ConsDealing with irate clients can be draining

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't exclude your temporary workers so much. They do most of the work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Home Agent - Yahoo IM Interview

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis seems to be a reputable company, but we'll see. Work from home.

    ConsIt seemed suspect that I put in my resume with a different company and different job, but was contacted from them.

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    Danish affiliate pharma company

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsDistinct culture. Employment Diversity in US. Consensus based decision making.

    ConsWorking across the Atlantic. Significant attention to consensus building and not enough action

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain cultural focus. Work better to empower affiliate. Work to truly globalize the company

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    Novo Nordisk has regressed to the 1990's.

    Quality Assurance (Former Employee) Plainsboro, NJ

    ProsGreat Cafeteria, beautiful building, an extremely compliant company. Follows the regulations to the letter.

    ConsPoor on boarding for contractors. In some departments, men have to wear ties, women have to wear dresses. Contractors are treated like pond scum. I was not made part of the team and not allowed to attend meetings of projects that I was working on which made it difficult to analyze documents. I applied for an internal position in January, and was rejected in June. Their HR department is a bit slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't want contractors to work there, don't hire them. Otherwise, treat them as part of the team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great company but culture is changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and work environment

    ConsWork Life Balance issue for years

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    Interesting place to work

    Director (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsMany talented individuals within the "rank and file." Strong compensation and benefits package.

    ConsLeadership is way too political; most important to be aligned to the right leader.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTotal rewards package is excellent.

    ConsWork life balance is a challenge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good future outlook

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsWhile most pharma companies are shrinking, it continues to expand. More than 5 yrs of double digit growth. A healthy pipeline of products and product extensions.

    ConsThe culture and working environment depends on the region or district you belong. It's becoming more like big pharma operationally and strategically. Like most pharma a lot more focus on numbers - sales, calls, attendees etc, that may not necessarily equate to effectiveness and quality. Differing interpretation of assessment guidelines for employee performance between managers, RBDs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus and incentives on qualitative objectives.

     

    Excellent work as temp

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey care about their employees and it shows. New age feeling work environment with lots of trust

    ConsHire lots of temps, more difficult to find full time

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Novo Nordisk is a good company that offers excellent products for its patients.

    Diabetes Care Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsNovo Nordisk has a promising pipeline and is experiencing above average growth.

    ConsUnfortunately some Novo Nordisk senior management personnel practice unethical coaching methods.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI advise Novo Nordisk to be mindful of subtle acts of racism, and sexism displayed by management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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