Novo Nordisk
3.7 of 5 124 reviews
www.novonordisk.com Bagsværd, Denmark 1000 to 5000 Employees

Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.7 124 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Novo Nordisk President and CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen

Lars Rebien Sørensen

(80 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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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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the WORSE COMPANY I HAVE EVER WORKED FOR IN MY LIFE

Slave (Former Employee)
Clayton, NC

I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits, pay that's all that I can say anything else on the pros line will just get me stared on the Cons

ConsAll Brown nosers from top to bottom , if you are NOT in the drinking crowed or the bike riding , or golf crowed then forget it, looks like 90% of the reviews here are from the HR department. which has all the say so like someone posted here. our highest manager position in the company can not get rid of a person HR proved that they have full control, there is no room for advancement so forget that unless you in the buddy system, they will hire their buddies from the outside and then hire two more people to work harder covering for their lack of experience for less pay. It is true that HR forks out a lot of money to keep their reviews high and always brags about it. forget it if you need a pay increase I have been there 6 yrs and never once. if you are on the carpet life is grand. you can watch your slaves work for little money and no respect just as long as you yearly kpi can buy you a new car. HR controls every little thing Management from highest to lowest does not even have half a clue wtf is even going on cLean is a joke get rid of all the walls or just paint the walls with dry erase paint so you can write all over them. all employees will stab you in the back thinking that's going to get there somewhere in advancements but complain and cry when management go outside on a hire and pass them. if you are smarter then they are you are blacked balled. and to be honest I wouldn't even recommend working for this company to my worse enemy. I have seen the way they treat out maintenance techs you are not a tech you are an operator don't touch the machines you will get a write up you run them and operators will tell you what to do when to shut it down and when to work on the equipment, you are now the operators B__ch. ask HR
and who runs this company Lars? never seen him or any other top Danish mangers on the floor maybe if you get them off their fishing trips or running around their drunken spurts with the uncle sam outfits

Advice to Senior Managementfire everyone of you HR and you Management team HIRE all new lets not leave out cLean you can cLean them right out the door as well

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not 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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