Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. senior research associate

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

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    big pharma issues, bad severance package


  2. Institutional Diabetes Care Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Large territories, limited growth if you don't want to go into field sales management or move to NJ to work corporate based positions

    Advice to Management

    Expand the career tree. It's very limited for those that do not want to go into field sales management


  3. Great Company and Great People!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

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

    Pros

    The organization really focuses on their people, good opportunities to rotate within different departments, management has open door policy. The VP of the department knows everyone by their names, overall a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    They have high expectations for their employees and they expect everyone to be a quick learner

    Advice to Management

    Understand the need of your employees and guide employees and provide direction on their career growth.


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  5. Previously great company falling into same pitfalls of historical big pharma. Growing too fast. Bloated. No strat plan.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Effectiveness in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Commercial Effectiveness in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

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

    Pros

    401K Match, Company cars, Company meetings are always tasteful and luxurious.

    Cons

    Career advancement is difficult as upper management is entrenched. Poor human resources and legal team processes.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Don't grow the amount of people but pay your good people appropriately to deliver they key priorities. Don't start nickel and dime your employees.


  6. Sales side of the business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, bonuses, holiday gifts, paid week off during holidays

    Cons

    Turning into big pharma, metric driven and micro managed. Tightening the rope more every so often. Recently there's little opportunity for promotion, people leaving in flocks with no direction on filling the positions.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old mantra, work hard and play hard. Stop creating metrics that do nothing to further the business along.


  7. Good company with opportunity to learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Plainsboro Center, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Plainsboro Center, NJ

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

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

    Pros

    Overall, great to work for for someone looking to work in a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Narrow therapeutic pipeline, some nepotism, promotions not always to most talented and complacent leadership

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about growth opportunities and don't mislead.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Maintenance Technician in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Process Maintenance Technician in Clayton, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits and great work environment.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts for asceptic production can be a con at times.


  9. Great company, culture, pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at my company , the culture and people makes its a great place to work

    Cons

    current advancement opportunities are scarce

    Advice to Management

    You do not have to micro manage


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company but becoming big Pharma quickly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good product pipeline. Good benefits. Never done mass-layoffs.

    Cons

    Culture has changed over the years as the number of employees has grown. Call data metrics highly scrutinized. Sales numbers, as with all Pharma, highly unreliable and inaccurate

    Advice to Management

    Do not lose sight of culture as company grows. Please do not over saturate market with additional reps. Focus on new products and cost/managed care coverage.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Racial discrimination at the management level.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

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

    Pros

    Great products. Great salaries. Growth of the company.

    Cons

    Majority of the African American District Managers were put on performance review plans or fired without warning in 2009-2010. They hired approx 20 AA District Sales Managers in 2007/2008. Prior to that there were only a handful out of 500. There was a Black female head of sales that created the diversity during a massive expansion in 2007. She left "under amicable terms" two years later and within 8 months, the majority of the District Managers that were hired with stellar performances prior to coming to Novo Nordisk were suddenly put on PIP'S for minor reasons, fired without warning, or passed over for promotions. Five Managers went out on leave of absence due to the stress and are no longer with the company. Approx 6 were fired for minor reasons (a few over the phone), a couple managers quit on their own due to stress and pressure and a couple of them remained but we're not happy. All of this occurred within one year after the US Vice President of Sales left the company. The National EEOC was involved in addition to various lawyers which gave some managers severance (despite the company was NOT downsizing) with the requirement that they had to sign a gag order forbidding them from filing a lawsuit. Approx 95% of the African American Managers that went through this yearlong ordeal of being singled out, we're originally recruited from larger Pharmaceutical companies like Abbott, Merck, and Pfizer. The accomplishments and successes the managers had were no comparison to the lack of experience many of their Novo Nordisk colleagues that were promoted internally had. NONE of the 18+ managers that were negatively affected are in pharmaceuticals any longer and have chosen different career paths due to this terrible ordeal. I do not recommend this company for African Americans who are looking for advanced Sales Management careers.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a more stringent process and full investigation into the discriminatory practices of higher management.



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