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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
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  1. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    The best benefits, Pay, Breaks, and overall job satisfaction!

    Cons

    None at all. This place rocks!


  2. "Diabetes Educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Patient focused and great data supporting medications.

    Cons

    Disjointed at times between brands and marketing. Seems to be getting better.
    Recent layoffs combined with those two years ago leading to less confidence in higher management.

  3. "Lack of role clarity and training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Straight forward diabetes Therapeutic Area

    Cons

    Management is stuck in the past
    Training in role is below average
    Inexperienced colleagues


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Formulation Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clay, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clay, NC

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, quarterly bonuses, great entry level people

    Cons

    Training is horrible. The person they had training me was a nice guy but very ignorant. I was Separated from the company for making a mistake which resulted in loss of product. Never written up before and minor errors just going through the training process. I was interrogated and basically treated like a liar upon termination. Needless to say I loved the job and the people but stay away if you’re a newbie because the no blame policy is just a saying. They will blame you and fire you without written or verbal warnings.

    Advice to Management

    Get your people trained up to train others and make sure there is a proper procedure in place that the trainee has a full understanding before being thrown to perform a job that could result in their job. Give new people in critical departments a chance before assuming they’re just incapable of doing a job.


  5. "hello"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    company's culture, people, benefit structure

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunities


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Office in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Office in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked there many years. Though it is not the company I joined and there were many changes that influenced company culture, it is still a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Change is constant. Layoffs frequent


  7. "Good company, good pay, bad medical insurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Ample paid time off and good salary makes this a good company to work for.

    Cons

    The great benefits do not carry over to the medical insurer used by Novo Nordisk. Aetna has been taken to task a number of times over their discriminatory policies and there is one that urgently needs to be addressed. Prenatal genetic screening has for quite some time been available in a non-invasive form such as the Harmony, Nifty or Panorama tests, but Aetna does not pay for these essential tests if the mother-to-be is under 35 years of age.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits for everyone by insuring that younger women receive the same benefits as their older counterparts.

  8. "Vacation and Paid time off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    For the 1st through the 4th year of service, you had 15 days of vacation and 8 sick days. Starting the 5th year of service, vacation was increased to 20 days. Christmas through New Years was closed.

    Cons

    A very generous policy for a company


  9. "Selective insurance for mothers-to-be"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management support, strong and team oriented workforce

    Cons

    I was refused cover for an essential NIPT screening during my second trimester that I was strongly recommended to go in for by my OB-Gyn, since their insurance providers (Aetna) don’t consider women below 35 worthy of this privilege

    Advice to Management

    The policy that excludes young mothers-to-be from claiming cover for a crucial prenatal genetic testing needs to be updated immediately and I sincerely hope that the management is working towards it.


  10. "Biopharm Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, pipeline regrowth,

    Cons

    Recent to change to retirement age eligibility with no notice... total blind-side. Early retirement not option before rent layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Be honest
    Do right by your employees
    Patient centric it’s begins with your own employees