Novo Nordisk

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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
185 Reviews
3.7
185 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 21 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, nice company cars (in 8 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 7 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2.  

    Nightmare!

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    Current Employee - DCS in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - DCS in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    I have worked here 8+ years and HATE it. No pro's to list other than it is a paycheck.

    Cons

    Terrible management from Senior level to DBM. If you voice concerns get ready for the witch hunt to begin. Partners are so paranoid they start trying to throw each other under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down the size of the pods!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hoodwinked

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    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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    hell

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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    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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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment to work in

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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Novo Nordisk is a good place to work

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    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Job growth opportunity

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    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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