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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
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  • might affect work/life balance depending on your overseas partner (in 34 reviews)

  • starting to become too much like big pharma (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, solid pay

    Cons

    Constant realigning, to many firedrills


  2. "Specialty Pharmaceutical Representative"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist II in Ark, MO
    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist II in Ark, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organization is generous to employees.

    Cons

    Not good at profiling managers.

    Advice to Management

    Be a foster of knowledge and growth to those you manage. Unfortunately my last manager was not managerial material.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance. Work hours and work events are great. Pto and sick days are above Industry standard. Highly recommend this company

    Cons

    Management can be a bit stuck in their ways. Sometimes it depends on who you know and if they like you but that is similar to other companies so it's not that big of a deal


  4. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Plainsboro Center, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Plainsboro Center, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New flexible work arrangement - can work remote 1-2x per week, Maternity leave is now 4 weeks Full Pay plus disability and FMLA .. could be 5 months Full Pay, work is interesting, people are nice, open and bright office

    Cons

    Not the easiest office to get to, RT.1 traffic is horrible, review process is grueling


  5. "Diabetes Care Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    changing ad evolving culture to local market focus

    Cons

    Too much ET turn over and course correction in organizational structuring

    Advice to Management

    Stick to one marketing message and have confidence in it


  6. "Historically good company"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Learning Technology Systems in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager, Learning Technology Systems in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance for family

    Cons

    Industry challenges in general for all companies

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Low pay for experience and skill set."

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    Former Employee - Formulation Chemist in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Formulation Chemist in Clayton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The product they make is life saving and will ensure job security. Company is expanding across the street to produce their own API.

    Cons

    Pay, you have to create projects to go from one tech level to the next. Being a good employee that does everything that is expected isn't enough for you to progress.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the starting salary. It's insane that you will pay a experienced Formulation Tech what you pay for years for experience. This is why people keep leaving. A billion dollar company and wants to nickel and dime employees because it's one of the largest employers in Johnston County. You have two ability to do better and be better. So do it.

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    "Potential to be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Management in Central Area, NC
    Current Employee - Management in Central Area, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has Great products, very good benefits , people enjoy working here, the future looks bright at Novo Nordisk

    Cons

    Significant leadership turnover has impacted employee morale and culture in a segment of the industry that was once known for its culture and as being a great place to work.


  9. "Manager - Clinical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great co-workers, good pipeline

    Cons

    Narrow-minded Sr. Management, demand agility and flexibility but don't exhibit this themselves. Ever changing processes.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time ensuring a process change is right before rolling it out. Give your staff more opportunities to grow


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits
    Good products and patient ed tools
    Leader in diabetes
    Going thru reorg; hopeful to flush out bad "leaders"

    Cons

    Culture is good ole boys club at its worst
    Not even close to being about what you know, all who you know
    Yes man, follower culture

    Advice to Management

    Need to prioritize behaviors that promote trust; Reorg is great way to raise the bar on competencies. Too many in top positions not based on their market knowledge and leadership expertise


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