Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2020

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4.1
83%
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93%
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Novo Nordisk President & Chief Executive Officer Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen (no image)
Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
283 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice company to work with perfect work-life balance(in 174 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, but most important of all great people to work with(in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ambitious targets affecting work life balance(in 49 reviews)

  • "Danish mafia' - it appears that it is hard to get to the upper echelons of management as a foreigner, although that is changing a bit(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great company overall"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison (MSL) in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, management and benefits

    Cons

    Recent layoffs due to saturated diabetes market

  2. "good company to work for"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Business Unit Director 

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    good people, good salary, learnings, challenges, benefits

    Cons

    close minded, process oriented, nos much salary increase,


  3. "Ok but miss the old days"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diabetes Sales Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pipeline benefits compensation time off

    Cons

    Apple orange but the old

  4. "Great Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Process Engineer 

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good place to work

    Cons

    None. Great place to work.

  5. "Reconsider"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive employees who will be your guide from the start

    Cons

    Management needs to communicate more effectively and support employees

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  6. "Great benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, UHC medical, CVS pharmacy, VSP vision

    Cons

    You must be able to function independently to be successful - which is a positive for most of us.

  7. "It was good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, helpful and the management is also good

    Cons

    nothing as of I have experienced

  8. "Pros and cons"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Strong science, septic work environment

    Cons

    lack of career progression opportunities

  9. "Better than most"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and management were better than the average company

    Cons

    Over the top metrics and steady increase of admin work

  10. "Great company but even better at the non American sites"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Specialist 

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life personal life balance

    Cons

    Few opportunities for promotion or advancement due to small size of the site

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