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Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated 9 Dec 2019

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4.0
81%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Novo Nordisk CEO Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen (no image)
Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
238 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Ambitious targets affecting work life balance(in 47 reviews)

  • "Sometimes in the meetings the people only spoke in Danish(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Ireland Sales"

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    Former Employee - Ireland Sales Coordinator in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic company, great work environment and management you can really talk to. Company code and values are seriously motivating.

    Cons

    Small affiliate and so lateral movement difficult.

    Novo Nordisk2016-12-11
  2. "Wonderful company"

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    Former Employee - RA Expert and Trial Supplies Professional in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Worklife balance, advancement opportunities, freedom

    Cons

    None to speak off at all

    Novo Nordisk2019-12-09
  3. "Very good experience for a student worker"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Copenhagen
    Recommends

    I worked at Novo Nordisk part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential to develop and shape your career path Very high level of flexibility and understanding towards academic responsibilities aside work Pleasant work environment Great work life balance!

    Cons

    It’s a big enterprise thus sometimes it was difficult to get through established and rigid organisational structure in order to get final approval or consensus for projects, however it can be an issue in the majority of corporations.

    Novo Nordisk2019-12-10
  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits, culture, opportunities

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive

    Novo Nordisk2019-12-08
  5. "Work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Internship in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible time. Work-life balance. Social benefits. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    I personally think the company is perfect.

    Novo Nordisk2019-12-06
  6. "Sr. Professional"

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    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely Employee Friendly Company Great Manager (At least Mine)

    Cons

    Salary structure needs to be elevated a bit

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as of now

    Novo Nordisk2019-12-01
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Clayton, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exceptional benefits, 401(k) matching, Christmas gifts, bonuses, engaging work, phenomenal portfolio of drugs, a very bright future outlook for the company, and wonderfully competent co-workers. There are even travel opportunities (rarely, but they happen) since it's an international company.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy of a large, highly-regulated corporation can really kill your momentum and morale, especially if you like a fast-paced environment. They recognize this is a problem and are genuinely working to remove roadblocks to creativity and productivity. Also, I am on-call 24/7/365 in this role (except for alternating weekends), and this can really get in the way when trying to live life outside of work, but... it's a great incentive to put the time in while I'm at the factory to minimize the chance of something going wrong while I'm at home.

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    Advice to Management

    Data reporting and documentation of your own work is very important for showcasing what a great job you're doing, but management can ask for too much of it sometimes, and subsequently use it to micromanage. Luckily, Novo Nordisk has a great culture, and most managers are approachable and open to listening and responding to concerns voiced by their employees.

    Novo Nordisk2019-11-22
  8. "An international experienced medical affairs and clinical development professional"

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    Former Employee - Medical Affairs Strategy and Operations in Zürich

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Medical strategy, clinical development, medical education, budget management, resource management, project management, medical excellence, medical operations, RMA/MSL team management, Launch experience, sales training, publications

    Cons

    detail oriented in tasks and projects

    Advice to Management

    Reliable accountable person who enjoys leading by example

    Novo Nordisk2019-11-28
  9. "Was at junior management level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Strong market dominance, Strong Global Support

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets at times. Training should be more structured for a new employee

    Novo Nordisk2019-11-24
  10. "What is it like to work in Novo Nordisk"

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture. company believes in employee development and has a strong patient perspective business strategy.

    Cons

    Office location is a bit troublesome and takes up a lot of travel time considering Bengaluru traffic

    Novo Nordisk2019-11-23
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