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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. "Far too political"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Bagsværd (Denmark)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Bagsværd (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional focus on work life balance. Company does good... its products save lives! Very supportive and enlightened management program, lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Travel is there if desired. Good support for training and tools.

    Cons

    Despite great training program, promotion to senior management (beyond team leader) is not at all transparent and often seems to be due to political games. Different pay structure for product supply (manufacturing) compared to same level/responsibility in corporate. PS is paid less for same work (with arguably more responsibility). As company is getting larger and larger, bureaucracy is increasing. A lot of dead wood is hiding in corporate... collecting a paycheck and not doing anything that contributes to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about roles, promotions and criteria to succeed. End the "poker clubs" where VPs promote buddies and give at roles by a tap on the shoulder and behind closed door agreements. Why send people on expensive management courses if you have no intention of using them as managers?


  4. "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


  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. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Process Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, excellent place to work

    Cons

    Career Growth, Nothing else

    Advice to Management

    good


  7. "Accounts payable, invoice processing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    Procure to pay, invoice processing, accounts payable

    Cons

    Invoice processing PO/NPO invoice processing

    Advice to Management

    Invoice processing, procure to pay, po and non -po invoice processing.

  8. "Difference form Corporate Values to Actual performance"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Panamá (Panama)
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Panamá (Panama)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none none none none none

    Cons

    Difference form Corporate Values to Actual performance


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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