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Novo Nordisk

U.S. employees of the Danish-owned pharmaceutical power player say the company’s Scandinavian roots create a culture that’s “different in a very good way.” There’s a “friendly” and “honest” environment, and the management team is “focused on the physical and emotional well-being” of people who work there.

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Rank last year

55

Years on list

9

HQ location

Plainsboro, N.J.

Total employees

42,847

Job openings (as of February 2017)

125

Industry

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$16.6 billion

Year founded

1982

Type of organization

Public

Number of work sites

6

Perks
offers
Onsite fitness center
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite medical care facility
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
Diversity
% Women57%
% Minorities24%
% African-American/Black7%
% Asian9%
% Caucasian/White75%
% Hispanic/Latino6%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races2%
% Unknown ethnicity1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO29
Total PTO after 5 years44
# Sick days10
Max hours PTO for volunteering80
General PTO for part-timers14
# Sick days for part-timers5
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Sr. Diabetes Care Specialist
Avg. base pay (salaried)$99,171
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$9,556
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$108,727
Most common job (for hourly employee)Executive Assistant
Avg. base pay (hourly)$75,475
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$7,699
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$83,174
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$220
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %2%
# of job applicants67,832
Avg. # of applicants per opening53
FT voluntary turnover21%
Jobs filled internally537
% Jobs filled by referral12
# New graduates hired36
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$6,156
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)36
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)28

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