Novo Nordisk

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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
183 Reviews
3.7
183 Reviews
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Novo Nordisk President and CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great pay and benefits, nice company cars (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work life balance, a lot is expected while projects constantly change directions (in 13 reviews)

  • It's becoming more like big pharma operationally and strategically (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DCS in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - DCS in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, flexibility, work life balance, and culture.

    Cons

    Saturated diabetes market, shaky product pipeline, lack of market adaptivness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in R&D.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It has it issues and perks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks, Great if you're an actual Novo employee. From the contractor perspective if there is a position available you have a good chance of getting hired on, that is if there is a position available. Lots of opportunity if you want to be in sales.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement if you're not in a science position. If you're located outside of NJ, there really isn't much you can do if you're not in a scientific position, unless you want to be in sales. Also the headquarters in in Copenhagen and there is definitely a difference between how US employees are treated vs Denmark employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non scientific and non sales positions are just as important as administrative positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, not so great management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty

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

    Pros

    The company culture and benefits are awesome.
    Strong products and pipeline.
    Overall great co-workers.

    Cons

    Too many reps per territory
    Some managers will move up the ladder at all costs, Mainly the reps that work for them.
    Becoming too much like big pharma.
    It's all about the metrics now.
    Lot's of politics and back stabbing.
    Too much focus on meaningless metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are becoming too much like big pharma. Just because an individual is a great sales rep doesn't mean they will be a great manager. Some are horrible managers that don't have your back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Was once great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Support Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Regional Support Manager in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits, (now reduced) company car, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Changes- It is not what "it used to be" due to new executives, decreased sales and healthcare reform.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but culture has fallen off

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DCS
    Current Employee - DCS

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and include child care for field reps who need to work conventions, dinner programs etc.

    Cons

    Has turned slowly into big pharma and backstabbing mentality. Most everyone is feeling uncertain about their future and distrustful of each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much focus on CPC its ridiculous. One call can last three hours but we are dinged if we don't get 9+
    a prerequisite for RFTs. RBMs and DBMs should be that they have won COE on a national level at least once. Why should a DCS have a dingbat RFT "train" them? If DMs are managing for sales than they need to prove it first!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not impressed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my career on outside sales, till I was hired by novo! They provide there people with quick two week training which sucks

    Cons

    The hiring process could be divined as difficult at best! Had to fly all the way to Orlando at least they cover all expense and are very polite during the process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nightmare!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DCS in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - DCS in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    I have worked here 8+ years and HATE it. No pro's to list other than it is a paycheck.

    Cons

    Terrible management from Senior level to DBM. If you voice concerns get ready for the witch hunt to begin. Partners are so paranoid they start trying to throw each other under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down the size of the pods!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Investment in strong business ethics; quality of professionalism and work environment greatly varies by location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and international career development opportunities. Time-off policies generous.

    Cons

    The quality of senior management varies greatly throughout the organization. Positive experience depends on location and manager. Lack of transparency around promotions and employees not kept to equal standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in professional development for managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Support Coordinator in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Support Coordinator in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, free coffee and water

    Cons

    Leadership style is not consistent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    hell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    you do get paid better than min wage

    Cons

    too many to list where to start

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend

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