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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
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  • "might affect work/life balance depending on your overseas partner" (in 40 reviews)

  • "becoming big pharma with some of the negatives of periodic restructuring layoffs" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Sales representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    Little movement up the ranks


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Diabetes Care Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    lot of time off (3 weeks off and Christmas-New years off), benefits are great, salary is ok.

    Cons

    It's hard to get out of sales if you want to do something else

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Clayton, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On site gym, bonuses

    Cons

    12.5 hr shifts short breaks

    Advice to Management

    Work with the employees


  4. "DCS Sales Force"

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

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Good Company, well respected management

    Cons

    nothing to say, no complaints

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Great company overall, but..."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic products to sell, best in class. Very nice perks from management team with gifts, etc.

    Cons

    My district is a toxic work environment with extremely poor management with regards to bullying in the workplace. This seems to be a common issue- mgmt and HR burying their head in the sand with some issues.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who are unwilling to pit employees against one another. Do not let one employee have the manager’s ear, which creates biased interactions with other members on team. Recognize that when an employee repeatedly calls HR on teammates and management and takes multiple leave days- that person is likely the issue.


  6. "Take good care of employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Nice workplace and good benefits

    Cons

    Challenging market environment and uncertainty


  7. "Pharma Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Elizabeth, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit package and vacation time

    Cons

    No career path, apathetic managers, don’t help or aid in advancing career or opportunity, bad management which hopefully has been weeded out with some new Executive Team in place. Hopefully a lot more professional. Was like being in junior high school for much of the 2000’s.

    Advice to Management

    Hoping to see professionalism and the right people advancing based on skills, not who was your buddy- I’ve seen the most despicable people getting advancement and just shake my head wondering what is going on....

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great training. Fun trips.

    Cons

    Horrible management . Turnover is constant. No room for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Expansion happened to fast. Go back to the basics. Hire people who can sell in the diabetes space.


  9. "Changing Times"

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

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

    Pros

    Colleagues have always been great people. Strong benefits (retirement, health, etc.).

    Cons

    Novo Nordisk is struggling to find its way in a changing healthcare environment. After more than a decade of double-digit growth, they had their first layoff a couple years ago. Rumors of more to come. Morale has suffered.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees if you need to restructure again. We understand the need to cut costs, but don't nickle and dime the employees on small perks.


  10. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    projects are well defined while resources to influence organizational effectiveness is lacking

    Cons

    Sr. Management leads organization by authority versus a collaborative approach

    Advice to Management

    benchmark best practices to improve organization effectiveness. Develop clear roles and responsibilities as well as required job skill sets


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