Novo Nordisk Employee Reviews about "danish"

Updated 2 Sep 2020

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Novo Nordisk President & Chief Executive Officer Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen (no image)
Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
339 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice company to work with perfect work-life balance(in 177 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, but most important of all great people to work with(in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ambitious targets affecting work life balance(in 49 reviews)

  • "Danish mafia' - it appears that it is hard to get to the upper echelons of management as a foreigner, although that is changing a bit(in 28 reviews)

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  1. "good company low pay and lower morale"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - QC Chemist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good health insurance and 401k

    Cons

    bureaucracy, lack of advancement opportunities and continuous reminder that americans are less than Danish overlords

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Review about Novo Nordisk Global Service Centre in Bangalore"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - it Lead auditor in Bangalore
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The parent company Novo Nordisk A/S is a company with strong values and ethics. The market leaders in their area of expertise and hence good market performance which in turn makes the career rewarding Decent pay revisions annually and benefits like insurance is good but gradually eroding. Reasonably easy lateral movement within the company Financially strong company and hence work force reductions are quite low.

    Cons

    It is a Danish company with a Danish culture which is being messed up with poor Indian HR management outlook Core technology operations are outsourced and hence most of the roles are with vendor management Slow vertical growth

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  3. "Good and stable but bureaucratic company with ambitions"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Category Manager in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good growth, strong in core business, opportunities for development, good values and social engagement and good employee benefits (maternity leave etc.)

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and not very agile, management is mainly Danish, less international than Mærsk, challenge to meet the future (over 70% is still derived from diabetes treatment). Lower bonus etc. than other companies.

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  4. "Exciting workplace but less international"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Process Chemist in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, flat department structures, good team, development options

    Cons

    Less international team, many documents in Danish including team meetings etc

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  5. "Good benefits, great colleagues"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Officer in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    NN is a great place to work with highly skilled and very nice colleagues. Good atmosphere. Fulfilling roles in drug development. Stable jobs with products in therapeutic areas which can only expand in the future. The graduate programme in particular is fantastic, with rotations abroad and a lot of training. Lots of nice benefits - great canteen, nice offsites, conferences, etc

    Cons

    'Danish mafia' - it appears that it is hard to get to the upper echelons of management as a foreigner, although that is changing a bit. Perfectionist culture, with a lot of people double-checking each other's work and still a lot of manual processes.

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  6. "I was a full time employee at NovoNordisk"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Working environment - Good Salary and excellent training programs

    Cons

    Sometimes in the meetings the people only spoke in Danish

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  7. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Intern - IT Developer/Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work-life balance, chilled environment at the same time as hard work

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted, and very high taxes from the danish government lead to low salaries (being an intern at least)

  8. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Very good culture and values

    Cons

    Still a Danish company with affiliates outside Denmark, not truly international company

  9. "Graduate program"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Invests in its people; actually cares about changing patient lives; great products

    Cons

    Hopefully being fixed, but if I have to say: Rigid; Slow-moving with outdated IT; Slow at moving into digital health etc. ; a lot of Danish men in senior positions

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    "Join if you are a brown noser"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits - Stable company

    Cons

    - Everything involves politics between the Senior Leadership Team and the managers. And it impacts you no matter at what level you are working. -No respect for ethical and hard working people. They are seen as obstacle and are made unwanted. - No vision for the company. It keeps on taking load from the Danish sites that are not performing well. The production goal keeps on increasing every year breaking everyone's back. Only production people can hire people. It is like pulling teeth if the support team has to hire extra staff. - No planning in any department. That ruins work relationship and creates lots of negativity and impacts work life balance. - There is no transparency in vision, mission, target, roles and responsibilities or anything. - The company is run like a clan. Who ever is closest to the boss and can shout the loudest gets heard. - Constant changes in middle management and continuous reorganization which makes hard to work. It is like round chair. They keep rotating mangers from one department to another regardless of their prior experience. - Work is not defined well. There is no control over the work load. - Your decisions are over ruled by your managers. There is constant back stabbing and no support from the managers. - No career advancement unless you are ready to bend backwards. There are no mentors in the company who believe in developing promising people. The programs by HR are joke and a farce.

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