Novo Nordisk

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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
180 Reviews
3.8
180 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.  

    Good future outlook

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Specialty in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    While most pharma companies are shrinking, it continues to expand. More than 5 yrs of double digit growth. A healthy pipeline of products and product extensions.

    Cons

    The culture and working environment depends on the region or district you belong. It's becoming more like big pharma operationally and strategically. Like most pharma a lot more focus on numbers - sales, calls, attendees etc, that may not necessarily equate to effectiveness and quality. Differing interpretation of assessment guidelines for employee performance between managers, RBDs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus and incentives on qualitative objectives.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Values, most people well intentioned and considerate co-workers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Generally, this is a collegial and collaborative environment, with a lot of team spirit and a relatively low level of tolerance for back-stabbing. Most people seem to feel part of a successful team and a desire to keep that success by working cooperatively.

    Cons

    vertical mobility is limited, especially once you're over 40. The HR organization is surprisingly malignant and more like what I've encountered at other companies, a marked contrast in light of the fact that the working environment is refreshingly better than most of what I've experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace current HR with an enlightened team to match the rest of Novo employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Benefits, Declining Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great collaboration, ongoing efforts to coordinate projects internally and externally. Colleagues are enjoyable for the most part.

    Cons

    Nepotism; inept management at lower and higher levels. Pipeline not as robust. Lots of administrative/ less interesting work. Team morale low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay could be a lot better, work-life balance leaves much to be desired. Austerity measures are reasonable but mood/sentiment of organization could be lightened via perks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Like any job, satisfaction is tied closely to who you have for a direct supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

    -Stable company that will not be bought out by bigger pharma (due to ownership structure- foundation)
    - Company continues to invest in researching products even though they've been on the market for several years
    -Proud of $ spent on R&D

    Cons

    Rapid growth has created challenge of having experienced managers in place

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist III in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist III in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    good products, good base, decent bonus structure, great benefits

    Cons

    new culture is terrible, way too many reps in one territory, young dbms, NOW big pharma

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pipeline and products in a niche disease state

    Cons

    Takes time to integrate if you're new to the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interpretation of company culture is interesting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Liaison
    Former Employee - Medical Liaison

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    I had no negative experiences while working at Novo Nordisk. Fabulous company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good employer.

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    Current Employee - Environmental Monitoring Technician in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Environmental Monitoring Technician in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Better than average benefits, good growth opportunities, positive culture.

    Cons

    Pay could be much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay for non-exempt employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Micro-managed, too many rep partners/pods falling all over each other, company has grown too big-over the top

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    products are good, managed care coverage good, benefits are good.

    Cons

    mid level managers are too insulated/old boy network and generate over the top busy work. Original culture is diluted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layers of people that are not needed and top heavy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries, benefits, coworkers, company cars

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics, politics, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick the best employee, not the best politician

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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