Novo Nordisk

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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
180 Reviews
3.8
180 Reviews
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Novo Nordisk President and CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen
Lars Rebien Sørensen
116 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance apply only for lower level jobs (in 20 reviews)

  • great benefits while working full time (in 14 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 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Solid company!

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    • 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.  

    Was once great

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but culture has fallen off

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not impressed

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    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
  6.  

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

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    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
  7.  

    My experience

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    hell

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    great benefits while working full time.

    Cons

    management and the promotion process being unbalanced. Poor work life balance, a lot is expected while projects constantly change directions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office space, good company culture, comfortable facilities. Novo is making great strides in the field of diabetes.

    Cons

    I was assigned a mentor who had never had a direct report before. Some employees lacked communication skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hoodwinked

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Patient focus centrered and high willing to defeat diabetes are the most attractive points at NN. Sustainability are increasing worldwide footprint.

    Cons

    Environment "appears" open door but if it is a real challenge of the status quo the power principles prevail. There are many systems estimulates the employee to be transparent and then protected by anonymous terms but it will be disclosured if it make business sense and employee will not be into short pants; most of bosses are arrogant and politics are the basis to have career growth - it is not competence based but relationship instead; in daily basis the more the structure goes down company values disappear;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review talent and succession management for driving the company toward real competence based; fight against huge conflict of interest among peers; bring back the founders spirit that are reflected in company values;
    Make sure diversity in board of directors re to origin and gender are there - it is not KPI driven rather it is walking the talk;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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