Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
165 Reviews
3.7
165 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 20 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 12 reviews)

  • It's becoming more like big pharma operationally and strategically (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great. Had a wide range of opportunities to expand industry knowledge.

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    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Director in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great people, Financial outlook is very good, Exposure and opportunities at a global level

    Cons

    Management and Leadership changes. Employee survey at the function group level is engineered by function managers. This allows for managers to keep their favourites loyal to them to get higher rating on the survey. It is so much against the grain for rewarding and growing talents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment to work in

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems & Data Management Associate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems & Data Management Associate in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    A great company to work for with friendly coworkers who are willing to help you settle in.

    Cons

    There were none, except for me it was a contract position and all they did was keep extending it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to acknowledge hard working employees even contract employees and at least offer them a perm position otherwise they end up leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

    Good benefits, innovative company, great people

    Cons

    All the decisions are made in the headquarter

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  5.  

    Novo Nordisk is a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good management. The company remains sincere to its core values. Excellent work-life balance, salary, and benefits. They are very conscious of culture and have built an incredible group of employees. They really try to take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Novo Nordisk is very process oriented. They have a reputation of eliminating entire satellite ventures, as they just did with their AID program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a good job. Its a good place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Job growth opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and challenging environment

    Cons

    growing too large and not quick to make decisions/respond to market trends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to honestly gain and apply employee feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bright future ahead, as long as the culture stays strong

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    NNI, and specifically the BioPharm division, is focused on delivering real value to society. The commitment extends beyond our products to the overall business approach with a focus on financials balanced with environmental and social progress. In my experience, the people have been excellent to work with, and leadership tries to do the right thing. There is minimal bureaucracy in BioPharm, and field employees' perspectives are actively solicited, even though they are not always aligned to.

    Pipeline and future prospects look solid - certainly better than the industry-at-large

    Salaries are good and benefits are great, though slightly less so than they used to be.

    Cons

    Systems and processes haven't kept up with growth. Due to the small size of BioPharm, there is also some challenge in career growth, unless you're willing to switch to diabetes taking a half-step down.

    Current leadership is rightly looking for ways to tighten our belts, but also is changing some of the cultural/symbolic aspects of the company that many here love and rely upon as a source of loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead us through our current challenges, but keep the US culture in mind when making cost-cutting decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice comapny

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good benefits, good, benefits

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, poor work life balance

  9.  

    good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    stablility with good pipeline stablility with good pipeline stablility with good pipeline stablility with good pipeline stablility with good pipeline

    Cons

    rough pay and work rough pay and work rough pay and work rough pay and work rough pay and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay increase and improve work culture

  10.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Data Specialist  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Safety Data Specialist in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Dealing with irate clients can be draining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't exclude your temporary workers so much. They do most of the work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Danish affiliate pharma company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain cultural focus. Work better to empower affiliate. Work to truly globalize the company

    Approves of CEO

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