Novo Nordisk
3.7 of 5 125 reviews
www.novonordisk.com Bagsværd, Denmark 1000 to 5000 Employees

Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.7 125 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Novo Nordisk President and CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen

Lars Rebien Sørensen

(81 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance 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 6 reviews
  • "Upper management lack of inclusion and involvement"
    in 4 reviews
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Wonderful Company

Medical Liaison (Former Employee)

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

ProsBenefits were amazing and the team of people I worked with could not be beat. Also, the culture was alive and could be felt in everything you did.

ConsI had no negative experiences while working at Novo Nordisk. Fabulous company.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you do!

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

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Not what I expected

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat pipeline and products in a niche disease state

ConsTakes time to integrate if you're new to the organization

Advice to Senior ManagementInterpretation of company culture is interesting

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Diabetes Care Specialist III (Current Employee)
Orange, CA

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

Prosgood products, good base, decent bonus structure, great benefits

Consnew culture is terrible, way too many reps in one territory, young dbms, NOW big pharma

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very good employer.

Environmental Monitoring Technician (Current Employee)
Clayton, NC

I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

ProsBetter than average benefits, good growth opportunities, positive culture.

ConsPay could be much better.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the pay for non-exempt employees.

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

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Micro-managed, too many rep partners/pods falling all over each other, company has grown too big-over the top

Diabetes Care Specialist (Former Employee)
Toledo, OH

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

Prosproducts are good, managed care coverage good, benefits are good.

Consmid level managers are too insulated/old boy network and generate over the top busy work. Original culture is diluted.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many layers of people that are not needed and top heavy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Political

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

ProsGood salaries, benefits, coworkers, company cars

ConsPolitics, politics, politics, politics, politics

Advice to Senior ManagementPick the best employee, not the best politician

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No advancement opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

ProsThe company is valued by its stakeholders and they believe that doing right by the patient is a good thing, The company believes in the triple bottom line which places the patient at the center of everything they do. This is an amazing characteristic and it is actually done and implemented at every level in the company.

ConsThe are no advancement opportunities in certain division. The diabetes side rules of course but they are now reducing merit increases and price gauging in the marketplace. The other division is a cash cow for the company but is not recognized at all. The issue of work life balance is major and not something they are big on.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart taking care of your people. Its that simple.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosvery competitive benefits, salaries, etc. This company promotes individual growth and provides the tools to help you pave your career path.

Consslowly becoming "big pharma"
Work-life balance depends on your direct manager

Advice to Senior Managementslow down on the number of field reps in each territory.

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

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Hard work with good pay.

Recruiter (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe staff is very helpful and supportive. Good professional environment.

ConsHours can be longer than expected.

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

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DCS (Current Employee)
Huntsville, TX

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

ProsGood Company they seem to believe what they say at all the national meetings. They have very little debt. They are a very sustainable company

ConsTo Big of a company, they treat sales reps like a number rather than a person. Upper management has no idea of how to improve sales numbers. They have become to arrogant.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to empower employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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