Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
170 Reviews
3.8
170 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)

  • 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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  1.  

    Great company, but culture has fallen off

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

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

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

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (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
  8.  

    Great environment to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    Job growth opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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