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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated 13 December 2017
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Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
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Pros
  • Excellent company benefits work-life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • good company to work, great benefits (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • might affect work/life balance depending on your overseas partner (in 35 reviews)

  • Has gotten to be very big pharma (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly professional organisation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive management
    Well structured role
    Great benefits - pension, car, gym, free breakfast and lunch, social events

    Cons

    Premium priced products makes it a tough sell to struggling NHS.
    Flexible working policy variable across the business and dependent on who your boss is.
    Limited opportunity for promotion.


  2. "Snapshot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    World Leaders in Diabetes Care

    Cons

    Not competitive enough with regards to employee Salaries


  3. "A very good company and a good environment"

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

    Pros

    Very ethic and employee oriented company.
    Good environment. Healthy and successful in its field

    Cons

    Salaries are not the highest but good benefits


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "If your face does not fit anymore......."

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    Former Employee - Accounts - Somewhere in Gatwick, England
    Former Employee - Accounts - Somewhere in Gatwick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free canteen
    good benefits
    great pension
    friendly team members

    Cons

    work life balance
    head count restrictions
    will get you out on return from long sick term
    crap HR

    Advice to Management

    Be honest
    set realistic goals
    admit when wrong
    Pay better
    price product realistically


  6. "Novo Nordisk India"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    - Great company globally. The culture trickles to India office as well
    - Growing market for diabetes and Novo Nordisk has a great portfolio of products

    Cons

    Novo Nordisk office in India is largely driven by sales volume. The focus on good quality talent attraction, retention and development is less than what one would expect from a reputed company in a growing industry.

    Advice to Management

    Smart people can be a great asset to the organisation. Of course I understand that not all companies think that people are their greatest assets. However working at Novo Nordisk I felt that the company should give more importance to attracting high quality employees who can bring fresh thinking to the business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work at!"

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

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Novo Nordisk takes a real interest in its employees, both in terms of well-being and professional development. Loads of tools and resources to make use of which is also reflected in the company culture. You have to prove your worth of course, but that's the business world! If you're eager, driven and hard-working you're definitely get noticed. It's a company you're proud to work for.

    Cons

    A bit disconnected between headquarter needs and global operational ones, though must say, some effort was already been put into it, to bridge the gaps.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, the employees make it a great place to work
    Patient focused
    Good work life balance
    Good flexible benefits package including generous pension and good maternity package
    Managers

    Cons

    Difficulty to get promoted due to red tape
    Low pay
    Beauracracy
    Price of the products when selling to a struggling nhs

    Advice to Management

    You have some fantastic people who are working above their level however they cannot get promoted. You are going to lose some great people because of this.


  9. "Diabetes Care Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Growth in company. Truly best in class products. Respected among providers. Good culture.

    Cons

    becoming big pharma with some of the negatives of periodic restructuring layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your talent


  10. "Nice place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Novo Nordisk is a very nice place to work. It has very good values with its triple bottomline on financial, social and environmental bottom line. The company is patient and quality centric. it grows organically.

    Cons

    There may be a lack of carrer opportunity if you are nit based in the headquarter offices.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize Resarch and Develpment?


  11. "Salary and position"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Manager in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Manager in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Care for employees, reliable, easy to find contact, good colleagues, no boundaries between management and employees. Global company where you can get a job anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Workloaf at affiliate level is very high and sometimes is very difficult to complete all targets. This goes more for smaller affiliates where one employee has more functions.

    Advice to Management

    Look better for how much work does RA employee at affiliate level has.


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