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Published together with our partner Great Place to Work, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work–Certified companies.

Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.

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Fortune’s second annual list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women highlights companies with generous benefits, flexible schedules, and an emphasis on balancing work and life. Rankings are determined by employee surveys and the representation of women within the organizations.

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Novo Nordisk

Courtesy of Novo Nordisk Inc.

Employees say:

 

“Novo Nordisk is highly committed to employee growth and development. I have been able to grow my career over the seven years I have been at Novo Nordisk because of this committement. Through unique programs, such as post-doctoral fellowships, and short- and long-term rotations, management truly looks for opportunities to develop professionals either at the start of or throughout their career. Often you see positions being filled with internal candidates, without even opening positions externally. Additionally, I have always felt recognized for going the extra mile in my various roles. I truly feel that Novo Nordisk values the work that I do and finds unique ways to recognize my efforts.”

 

“It is easy to work hard at a company where you can directly see the impact of your work in the lives of patients struggling with chronic diseases. Everyday I go to work and feel that I can make a difference in the lives of people with diabetes and obesity.”

 

“I have worked at other companies that talked about work/life balance, but it never really existed. When I was in sales training, management advised that we should all turn off our computers at 5 p.m. on Friday and leave them off until Sunday evening/Monday morning. Very refreshing!”

 

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Company Info

Industry Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Sector -
HQ Location Plainsboro, N.J.
Company Type Public
# Work Sites 12
U.S. Employees 5250
Web Address http://www.novonordisk.com
Best Companies
Best Companies Rank 55
Best Companies URL http://fortune.com/best-companies/novo-nordisk-55/

Women in the Organization

% of Women in the Company 56%
% of Women in Executive/Manager Positions 46%
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