Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Novo Nordisk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

    Total rewards package is excellent.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent work as temp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

    They care about their employees and it shows. New age feeling work environment with lots of trust

    Cons

    Hire lots of temps, more difficult to find full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Novo Nordisk is a good company that offers excellent products for its patients.

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist
    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist

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

    Pros

    Novo Nordisk has a promising pipeline and is experiencing above average growth.

    Cons

    Unfortunately some Novo Nordisk senior management personnel practice unethical coaching methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advise Novo Nordisk to be mindful of subtle acts of racism, and sexism displayed by management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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 a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Empowering, challenging, rewarding, but managerial disconnect

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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

    The benefits are outstanding and majority of employees are so easy to get along with. Great spirit

    Cons

    work-life balance can be challenged at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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

  10. 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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