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Updated 17 February, 2018
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Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
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Pros
  • Excellent company benefits work-life balance (in 98 reviews)

  • good company to work, great benefits (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • might affect work/life balance depending on your overseas partner (in 36 reviews)

  • becoming big pharma with some of the negatives of periodic restructuring layoffs (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Novo Nordisk"

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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

    Pros

    Very good company, friendly working environment

    Cons

    Diversity is the focus and still need to improve


  2. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Flex benefits, flex hours of work, able to work from home

    Cons

    High turn over of staff


  3. "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.


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  5. "Good place to work in"

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    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


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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


  10. "NNI Review"

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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

    Pros

    Enjoy working at this Company!

    Cons

    The interview process is slow.


  11. "Good for Freshers"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company policies. Work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing as of now. Not much too


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