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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated 17 October 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. "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


  2. "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


  3. 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


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  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. "Specialty Pharmaceutical Representative"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist II in Ark, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist II in Ark, MO (US)
    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.


  9. "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?


  10. "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


  11. "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.


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