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
Lars Rebien Sørensen
118 Ratings

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  

    Very good employer.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Political

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    No advancement opportunity

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

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of your people. Its that simple.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    very competitive benefits, salaries, etc. This company promotes individual growth and provides the tools to help you pave your career path.

    Cons

    slowly becoming "big pharma"
    Work-life balance depends on your direct manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down on the number of field reps in each territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hard work with good pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff is very helpful and supportive. Good professional environment.

    Cons

    Hours can be longer than expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    DCS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DCS in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - DCS in Huntsville, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Company they seem to believe what they say at all the national meetings. They have very little debt. They are a very sustainable company

    Cons

    To 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to empower employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company!

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

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

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    Industry Changing where it will be a challenge to do the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    the WORSE COMPANY I HAVE EVER WORKED FOR IN MY LIFE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Slave in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Slave in Clayton, NC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    All 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 ManagementAdvice

    fire 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - great growth opportunities
    - excellent supervisors
    - great work/life balance

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost in the crowd

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