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Danish company, leader in diabetes treatment, has enthusiastic U.S. employees. “I think the company combines the best of the Danish parent and the American way of working,” said one employee. Another: “The 8% 401(k) payout is awesome.” And still another: “Healthy foods are sold in our cafeteria and we have access to free fruit.”

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive
Jesper Hoiland
Rank last year72
# of years on list7
F500 Rank-
Industry
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Year founded1,982
Type of organization
Public, Subsidiary
Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
$15.2 billion
Web addresshttp://www.novonordisk-us.com
Total US employees5,472
Full-Time jobs added in last year549
Number of work sites-

Perks

Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
yes

Diversity

% Women56.43%
% Minorities23.12%
% African-American7.00%
% Asian7.91%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.22%
% Caucasian or White76.85%
% Hispanic/Latino5.85%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.37%
% Two or more races1.77%
Same-Sex Benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off

Holidays
14
Vacation
15
Sick days
Set
General PTO-

Compensation

Most common job (hourly)
Sr. Admin
Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)$59,300
Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)$7,300
Most common job (salaried)
Diabetes Care Specialist III
Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)$89,800
Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)$25,100

Hiring/Staffing

FT voluntary turnover5.00%
# of job applicants149,453
Avg. # of applicants per opening104
# of jobs filled1,438
Jobs filled internally482
% of jobs filled by referral20.00%
# new graduates hired11
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)79