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Novo Nordisk Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 17, 2020

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4.1
82%
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90%
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Novo Nordisk President & Chief Executive Officer Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen (no image)
Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
276 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing culture and people. I had a blast and grew vastly."

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    Former Intern - Early Talent in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits Work-life balance Excellent management Summer Fridays Promote from within

    Cons

    New Jersey cold Super bureaucratic

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    Novo Nordisk2019-07-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Insights from a former employee"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on different projects differentiating the company from its competitors; paid vacation + 1 week company paid winter break; 401k match; overtime pay for hourly employees; bonus incentives; tuition reimbursement..

    Cons

    Lack of work life/balance; lack of diversity in executive management; changing culture.

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    Novo Nordisk2019-12-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and products"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Good company and products. competitive pay and work life balance

    Cons

    Management lacks directioin and transparency

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    Novo Nordisk2019-07-09
  4. Helpful (1)

    "No Growth Opportunity, Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Employee, NA Clinical Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture in general is good. Decent benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    No growth or training opportunities, management is riddled with favoritism and a narrow minded approach to clinical trials. Technology is 10 years behind industry

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    Novo Nordisk2019-03-28
  5. Helpful (4)

    "OK Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Plainsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary Decent time off Beautiful workspace People are committed to the message Pretty good work-life balance

    Cons

    Senior leadership is poor - many are incompetent and promoted/hired for political reasons rather than any other. Bad behavior is easily excused here if you have political savvy, and I watched more people get promoted or offered opportunities due to who they were friends with rather than what they were capable of. Changes happen frequently and the company freaks out if the change doesn't go as planned quickly, resulting in more changes, and more changes, and more changes...none of them ever being given the opportunity to stick.

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    Novo Nordisk2019-02-20
  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and they care about their employees.

    Cons

    None. I loved working for this company.

    Novo Nordisk2018-12-29
  7. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

    -Amazing community feel to the company -Great work-life balance -Mentor program -Real world projects and tasks given by manager -Collaborated with other interns weekly

    Cons

    -Some managers were very busy and had little contact with interns

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    Novo Nordisk2018-11-07
  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, company culture

    Cons

    Transparency between US and global branches could be better

    Novo Nordisk2018-10-19
  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, vacation time

    Cons

    Extremely political and hierarchal, Sr Mgmt not transparent

    Novo Nordisk2018-11-02
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great Culture, good work life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    As long as you can go along with all of the changes you will do great

    Novo Nordisk2018-10-10
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