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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Was great, now unsure... Just hoping it makes a comeback"

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    Current Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist
    Current Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. The pay is pretty competitive.

    Cons

    Seems to be losing focus on direction of the company. Did first layoffs recently and a weird feeling of more to come. Feel like people are fleeing to other pharma companies of late or are planning to.

    Advice to Management

    Changing the business direction multiple times in short period of time makes it hard to get comfortable and find a groove. People keep talking about the old Novo feel and it just seems like its turning into just another Big Pharma that doesn't care about its employees like Novo was always known for


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptionally talented employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Employees are the strength of this company - intelligent, exceptionally professional, driven

    Cons

    Technology obsolete and unable to support growing business needs

    Advice to Management

    Invest in robust technology


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, great people in general

    Cons

    Management inexperienced and non effective


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel options for POAs
    A great 401k plan
    Very good Products to market at the right time
    Solid lunch and learn Budgets for reps
    Pay is very good when coming into the company.

    Cons

    It was like they were a small company that didn't realize they had become a large corporation. There were some things that happened that were avoidable had they looked ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Choose your leadership based upon skill and ability, not tenure.
    Promote more from within.


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    "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Support from co-workers, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Hmmm!! The culture changed and the energy shifted so much. The company has become a revolving door due to the fact that advancement is likely only by politics and not skills or experience.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to RETAIN good quality talent at all cost.


  7. "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Superior products; possibility of strong pipeiine

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Poor business model. Poor managed care relationships


  8. "Big data internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1.get to work with top exectutive

    Cons

    1. the data team is not very mature. Only few ppl working in data analytics


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    "A company going through life cycle management changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Great culture with work/life balance; family oriented company; good benefits and salary

    Cons

    Topline growth challenges and organizational ambiguity

    Advice to Management

    Manage through change by keeping your eye on top talent


  10. "A once great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    People work very hard and are dedicated to their jobs. I miss my awesome colleagues.

    Cons

    Line management is inexperienced and are driving people out. Sad.

    Advice to Management

    Get the phenomenal culture back! Get line management training on coaching, motivating and inspiring. Stay true to your core values Novo!


  11. "Specialty Rep (Health Systems)"

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    Current Employee - HSDCS
    Current Employee - HSDCS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and fun job. Many new ways to learn about your role and lots of opportunities to be an expert about your individual health system.

    Cons

    There is no consideration given to access within each health system and you are ranked among territories that might have completely open access. I currently work in a very closed off territory and the uptake is relatively slow...we are growing significantly in product volume but our efforts far exceed our compensation compared to our open access colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to factor in access when assessing goals.



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