Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Novo Nordisk President and CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen
Lars Rebien Sørensen
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Pros
  • Work life balance apply only for lower level jobs (in 21 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work Life Balance issue for years (in 13 reviews)

  • Has turned slowly into big pharma and backstabbing mentality (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Novo Nordisk

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Novo Nordisk (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, cultivating a great corporate culture, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Site specific politics, too large of a company to be efficient, strive for mediocrity, disparity in expectations across cultures/ countries.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward exceptional employees.


  2. Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and atmosphere. Office is comfortable. People are great. Work is enjoyable.

    Cons

    Difficult industry to be in right now due to rising costs in market


  3. Helpful (1)

    Management by fear

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has a great history of treating people well

    Cons

    New Upper management is terrible. Very low moral among Reps and Managers. Incompetence very high among directors. Cost cutting over innovation.


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  5. The magic is gone.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passion for patients. Outstanding pipeline. Good benefits. Strong performers. Very cool building.

    Cons

    New leadership is changing the culture, but not for the better.


  6. Contingents are treated like lower class citizens

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company if you are an employee

    Cons

    Contingents are just that, treated as an after thought. Interns get more respect from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and acknowledge good employees, perm and contingent


  7. Diabetes Care Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Novo Nordisk (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, great medicine, good people. A company that truly cares about it's customers and patients.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Screen for better competent district managers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging work, people development, collaborative environment

    Cons

    no work flexibility to WFH


  9. IT

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat you right and keep you involved with the team in positive ways.

    Cons

    Questionable employment of some temps


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stellar benefits package and many perks

    Cons

    Slightly below industry standards for salary

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great Company, Bright Future, Ridiculous Boss

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Here are many pros: Fantastic pipeline for future drugs GREAT benefits Positive company environment Growing company with the small company feel so you don't always feel that you're beneath someone else

    Cons

    In my particular case: Great boss when I was hired (positive, supportive, great coach) Terrible current boss (I was placed in my current territory because I was doing well but because he didn't hand pick me he has been 100% negative from day one and is the most negative individual I've come across in a long time).

    Advice to Management

    Allow your reps to provide more of their side of the story and don't just believe the managers just because of the position they're in. I've thrived in this position but the boss I'm forced to deal with makes working unbearable. This company is going places and quickly so I'd just recommend monitoring management a little closer so the people selling on the ground aren't put in a position to defend themselves when they've done absolutely nothing wrong.



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