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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated 11 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. "Good place to work in"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and working environment
    Nice colleagues
    Professional colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Poor cross functional collaboration
    Decreasing market share
    Less active to market and economic change


  2. "Very Political"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits. Great company events. New office in the Oct 2017 promises to have cafe and gym onsite.

    Cons

    Company policies vary by manager. Lots of micromanagement stemming from a very political environment. Managers are able and do hold back great employees from moving to advanced roles they are offered to keep competent employees helping them shine rather than letting them grow and develop elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should not have an option to hold employees back from internal moves (it just makes them move externally). Company policies need to be clear and applied equally.


  3. "Best company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best place to work, work life balance

    Cons

    less pay, takes time to implement a small change


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  5. "train your managers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good training, products, reputation, salary and benefits

    Cons

    management is a joke
    HR and Management = bullies

    Advice to Management

    open your eyes: talk and listen to ALL your employees
    train your district sales managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Personal Bias plays a big role in advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    decent pay, few employees are very nice.

    Cons

    It is really sad to see that if one is liked by management, the perks are endless!! and if you are not, then you are treated as a nobody and they do not hide that! Too much politics.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company that does great work, but watch your back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary & perks are great
    Company does meaningful work for society

    Cons

    Hyper-competitive
    ultra-political
    poor leadership
    the salaries and benefits don't make up for the lack of compassion and caring of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees, their development and well-being
    train your managers


  8. "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?


  9. "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.


  10. "Project Manager at regional office"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager, Marketing in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Project Manager, Marketing in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission and competent colleague

    Cons

    Lacking in work life balance


  11. "R&D community review at Novo Nordisk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    It's a fantastic place with loads of super qualified colleagues

    Cons

    Could be a bit bureaucratic - things takes time in big organizations

    Advice to Management

    Ease the decision processes


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