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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture, ethics, colleagues, patient centric approach, environment sensitivity

    Cons

    Flat organisation , limited promotions


  2. "Great culture and work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Culture people and work life balance

    Cons

    Process old systems and too many systems.

  3. "Novo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Good, ethical, friendly, good training

    Cons

    But no progression, role better elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    -


  4. "."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good leadership and customer focused

    Cons

    Is sometimes too corporate led


  5. "Marketing"

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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

    Competitive team, senior experience, everyone counts

    Cons

    Currently in a period of internal changes, that creates uncertainty and pressure

    Advice to Management

    Create an envairontment where everyone understand each others roles, that would help


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. 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


  10. "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.