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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. "Challenging job in an ever changing market"

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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

    Challenging accounts
    Great work/life balance
    Good people
    Good benefits
    Phenomenal pipeline

    Cons

    Multiple changes in executive management

    Advice to Management

    Remain transparent


  2. "Diabetes Care Specialist"

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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

    Great company, great people, best products in class

    Cons

    Managers, unrealistic goals, product cost push back

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your reps


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not the same company I thought I was joining"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and time-off. There are still some great people there, but they are getting fewer and fewer.

    Cons

    Culture is "big pharma". Leadership waffles, and unethical behavior is overlooked, and even worse, rewarded. Cronyism outweighs experience and performance for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    If employees are telling you there are problems, listen and act.


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  5. "Wasted potential"

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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

    The company could potentially be a great one if it actually lived out the "novo nordisk way"

    Cons

    Disengaged senior leadership who rarely speak to production workers. History of nepotism and a good ol' boy culture. Micromanagers who make changes without considering the overall impact.

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable. Treat everyone with respect, lead by example and simply acknowledge your front line. Focus on personal performance and develop people who are willing and capable-- not just your chosen few. Engage with your employees. Optimise the way you work and strive for simplicity... can start by leaning your lean program.


  6. "Good Place to work"

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

    Pros

    Agile work culture ! Good career growth opprtunity

    Cons

    Lots of travel , tuff to balance work life.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Fantastic work atmosphere. Plenty of opportunities for global recognition.

    Cons

    Nothing to point out specifically. Located in Whitefield, so traffic can be an issue. But this is true of every company in Bangalore.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Listen to the employees, and continue to encourage career development.


  8. "Good Worklife balance"

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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

    Novo has a veru nice work-life balance

    Cons

    Joining dates are very early with no valid reason

    Advice to Management

    A little flexibility should be shown towards the joining dates and leaves for new joinees


  9. "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


  10. "Working Culture"

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

    Pros

    Medical Benefits are good and leave benefits are good

    Cons

    One of the worst culture i have ever worked in my career. They talk about NN way and it is never followed.They do not respect each other.Worst Management team.


  11. "Company Review"

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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



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