Novo Nordisk Employee Reviews about "danish"

Updated 15 Jan 2021

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Novo Nordisk President & Chief Executive Officer Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen (no image)
Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
549 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice company to work with perfect work-life balance(in 201 reviews)

  • "Great benefits for each individual(in 81 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "workloads excellence work life balance(in 51 reviews)

  • "Still very Danish in some the more technical roles(in 33 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Review about Novo Nordisk Global Service Centre in Bangalore

      1 Jun 2020 - it Lead auditor in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      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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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      An average company with poor management team

      27 May 2014 - Senior Manager in Bangalore
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      Pros

      1. Work life balance apply only for lower level jobs 2. Gratuity is paid every year 3. Frequent offsites and alcohol in star hotels with department head 4. If you are a favourite of boss you can survive easily.

      Cons

      1. Feedback culture is non sense. Its a tool to target people 2. NN way is the most misused vision statement. Management team only talk of it to please their Danish boss. 3. No support from department head or management as they are not capable. They only enjoy 4. Too much politics within. Beware. 5. No job security. you can be thrown out anytime by your boss without notice if you are not in good books 6. one of 50 Best places to work is fake. Company pays to the agency to get such award.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      GD-GSC, Biostat, Bangalore

      2 Jul 2015 - Statistical Programmer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      WLB Good amount of leave Gratuity after one year

      Cons

      "Danish are best" attitude works in this company Too much politics Managers talk about employee engagement but practically they overlook employees problem fixed salary hike no salary band few people got promotion after one year from joining and reason was that they had done good job in their previous companies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Managers are only concern about their 3P and so don't want to nurture new ideas

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company, fantastic people, a bit old school in some aspects

      12 Jan 2021 - Safety Surveillance Associate in Copenhagen
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      Pros

      All the R&D colleagues in Novo Nordisk are very dedicated and smart. Very stable company and great business plan. A lot of emphasis on internal engagement and communication.

      Cons

      Slow progression, seemingly based more on years of experience than on actual capabilities - at least in R&D. Still very Danish in some the more technical roles. Still pretty old school in how things are done but underdoing big digital changes to try to get on board with the rest of pharma.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      the best years are behind them

      12 Jan 2021 - Sales Representative in Morgantown, WV
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      Pros

      great healthcare options available and 401K

      Cons

      lost their way from the great Danish company they once were.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      salary

      15 Jan 2021 - Academic in New York, NY
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      Pros

      it's a-okay company but too big.

      Cons

      very bureaucratic, low salaries, danish controlled

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good benefits, great colleagues

      16 Apr 2020 - Pharmacovigilance Officer in Copenhagen
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      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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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      raw material supplier, owned by novo nordisk

      21 Nov 2020 - Associate Manager in Køge
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      Pros

      same benefits as working for novo nordisk

      Cons

      danish leave and salary structure

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A company I would not recommend to work in

      8 Oct 2020 - Department Manager in Copenhagen
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      Pros

      Well known company in Denmark

      Cons

      Not an inclusive culture if you are not Danish, inflexible management, not forward thinking, likes to keep things the way they are

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      good company low pay and lower morale

      2 Sep 2020 - QC Chemist 
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      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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